November 30, 2017

RE: Civil Society Organizations Call on Argentine Government to Rescind Disaccreditation, and Call on WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo and the General Council Not to Hold the WTO Ministerial Meeting in Argentina Unless Decision is Reversed

Dear Director General Roberto Azevêdo, and WTO Members,


Call for small-scale renewable electricity projects – DL for concept papers January 31st, 2018

Siemenpuu Foundation and EKOenergy Climate Fund call for project proposals to establish renewable electricity installations aiming at alleviation of energy poverty and social inequality in Mali, Myanmar and Nepal. Initially, Siemenpuu and EKOenergy are looking for 3-5 projects to be financed in 2018. We are looking for projects in the range of 20.000 to 50.000 euros, lasting maximum for two years.

Specific criteria:


Press release, 28.3.2017

Siemenpuu Foundation has commissioned an external assessment on its work in supporting the Environmental Social Movement in the South between 2010 and 2016. The review was made by Badayl from India in cooperation with Grip.Consulting from Palestine.


On the International Day of Forests, 21 March 2017, Siemenpuu Foundation and around 200 other civil society organizations around the world called on the UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO to revise its forest definition, which has been in use since 1948.


Siemenpuu Foundation aims at communicating more on its own and Southern partners' work and work results. Thus, we just opened a Twitter account. We will tweet or retweet also about current global and local environmental issues. Welcome to follow us!

We will continue communicating actively also in Facebook:


Call for Tenders:

Evaluation of the Siemenpuu Foundation. Assessing the Outcomes of Strengthening the Environmental Social Movement in the Global South 2010-2016 and Future Oriented Review of Siemenpuu's Working Context.


Finnish novelist Risto Isomäki has recently written a book "Meat, Milk and Climate - why it is absolutely necessary to reduce the consumption of animal products".

The issue is an important development dilemma as reducing the global consumption of meat is very crucial for ending hunger, preventing catastrophic freshwater shortages and influenza epidemics, for slowing down the development of bacterial strains resistant to all known antibiotics and for protecting biodiversity.


Siemenpuu Foundation's funding for 2016 from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland was cut by 40 % compared to 2015. This was part of the massive cuts of the development cooperation funds announced by the new government.