Siemenpuu engaged actively in the World-Ecology conversations in the 4th Annual WERN conference “Extractivisms, Social Movements and Ontological Formations” that was organised this year in Helsinki, 15.-17.8.2018.
The Siemenpuu Foundation now calls for project concept papers on Women's Rights, Food Sovereignty and Ecological Democracy.
Thematic focus of the call:
- Women's rights, agroecology, food sovereignty, just transition to ecological democracy, systemic alternatives.
The Siemenpuu Foundation now calls for project Concept Papers on Protection and Sustainable Use of Coastal Ecosystems from Indonesian civil society organisations. Deadline for the concept papers is 10.8.2018. The following guidance should be taken into consideration by the applicants:
Karel Keiramo, Pia Korhonen, Uddhab Pyakurel and Marko Ulvila formed the Siemenpuu Foundation's delegation at the 6th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Malmö, Sweden on 21-25 August 2018. Siemenpuu organised one session on systemic alternatives during the conference.
Thomas Wallgren and Uddhab Pyakurel attended the World Social Forum 2018 in Salvador (Bahia), Brazil, from 13-17 of March 2018. Below are extracts from their report.
[Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö and Ruby van der Wekken] After Nepal (see Ruby's previous blog), the journey with South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy (SADED) continued on 15-20 November in India. Also in India, the need for Ecological Democracy and the approach of SADED is clear. Also in India the negative trends of climate destabilisation, loss of biological diversity and increasingly authoritarian regimes continue despite the widely shared desire to prevent environmental crisis and to live in democratic societies.