The Siemenpuu Foundation board has made a tentative allocation of 180 000 euros for projects aiming for peatswamp forest conservation and restauration in Riau Province, Indonesia. We now call for concept papers on this theme from the Jikalahari network members and Hakiki. The deadline for the concept papers is 22.4.2018. The following guidance should be taken into consideration by the applicants:


We have renewed Siemenpuu's website according to our new development cooperation programme and new funding themes -- below a screenshot from the front page. From What we do main menu you will see information on the new programme and themes as well as information on the old programmes, which were running until 2017. More contents will be added to website in coming months.


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.