South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy (SADED) verkosto pyrkii syventämään ymmärrystä ekologisesta demokratiasta ja sen globaalista kontekstista sekä tuomaan käsitettä näkyvämmin esiin kansalaisyhteiskunnan ja poliittisten elinten parissa käytävässä julkisessa keskustelussa. Toiminnan painopiste on Intiassa, mutta toiminnalla on myös vahvat laajemmat eteläaasialaiset ja globaalit ulottuvuutensa.
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South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy (SADED)
Civil society views from India, Mali, Mozambique and Nepal
Anabela Lemos from JA! (Mozambique), Ibrahim Togola from MFC (Mali), Ritu Priya from SADED (India) and Uddhab Pyakurel from SADED-Nepal (Nepal) shared their views in the Siemenpuu webinar on 27 May 2020. Below are the main issues discussed by the invited speakers.
Anabela Lemos, Justiça Ambiental (JA!), Mozambique:
A panel discussion involving two Siemenpuu Foundation guests from India, a tribal-activist and a land-use researcher, together with University of Helsinki researchers.
Monday 18 May 2015, at 4pm-7pm
Unioninkatu 37, Faculty Meeting Room
Thematic Asian Social Forum for 2020 gains support
[Uddhab Pyakurel and Marko Ulvila] Nepal Social Forum Secretariat organized a Social Forum Consultation on December 8, 2018 in Kathmandu. The meeting was organized to review developments in like-minded social movements in Nepal to strengthen democratic space as well as to discuss the reactivation of the WSF process at the South Asian and Asian regional level.
On how change (can) happens
[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.
Himalayan Day 9.9.2014
Siemenpuu Foundation’s SADED cooperation programme and the Department of Geography and Geology of the University Turku brought the annual Himalayan Day to Finland on 9th September, 2014. The event, which was held at the International Cultural Centre Caisa in Helsinki, aimed to stir up conversation on the essential role of the Himalayas in the political, economic and socio-cultural development of Southern Asia, and on the challenges that the communities of the Himalayas face as climate change proceeds.