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:
Siemenpuu Foundation will organize on 28 May a dialogue on land rights and biocultural heritages of indigenous people in Helsinki. The speakers are Executive Director Nonette Royo from the International Land and Forest Tenure Facility, Chair of the Board Tapani Oksanen from the Rights and Resources Group, Council Member Aili Pyhälä from the ICCA Consortium and Board Member Tikli Loivaranta from the Siemenpuu Foundation.
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.
[Ruby van der Wekken] From 13th to 15th November I had the pleasure of spending 48 hours with Siemenpuu partner South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy in Nepal (SADED-Nepal), before heading on to India for a visit with its older sister organisation, SADED India.