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1.9.2015

Global Forest Coalition's Community Conservation Conference - programme on Tuesday 1st of September:

 

9:00 – 10:00 Plenary

- Recap and report back from working groups

- Carolina Lagos and Francisco Manquecheo Agregan: Presentation of preliminary results, community conservation resilience assessments in Chile

10:00 – 11:30 Working group

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31.8.2015

The Community Conservation Conference organised by the Global Forest Coalition in Durban, South Africa kicked off today. Programme on Monday 31st of August:

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28.8.2015

Forest conservation is a key topic of discussion for the next two weeks in Durban, South Africa. The discussion begins with the Fostering Community Conservation Conference (31st of August to 4th of September), organized by Global Forest Coalition, a partner organization of Siemenpuu.

17.8.2015

Saturnino M. Borras Jr. will give a public lecture on the politics of land-grabbing and agrarian change which is followed by a panel discussion with civil society activists and researchers. The event is organised by Development Studies, University of Helsinki, Siemenpuu Foundation, Kepa and Friends of the Landless. Welcome!

 

Time: Thursday 27 August, 18:00-20:00

Venue: Metsätalo, University of Helsinki, Unioninkatu 40, Lecture hall 12

Program:

2.7.2015

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland has informed that they plan to cut the funding of Siemenpuu Foundation for year 2016 by approximately 38 %. This is part of the massive cuts of the development cooperation funds announced by the new government. The cuts will hit hard the Siemenpuu Foundation and its partners in developing countries.

15.6.2015

The new centre-right Finnish government has decided to cut development aid by 43%, prompting furious reactions from NGOs and fears other EU countries will follow its example.

The new Finnish government, which took power on 29 May and has former Commissioner Olli Rehn as minister of economic affairs, has decided to reduce the budget for development co-operation by 43%.

5.5.2015

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

21.1.2015

21 Jan 2015

There has been a fraud case in the Cambodian NGO, 3S Rivers Protection Network (3SPN, www.3spn.org)

Siemenpuu Foundation has supported the project ”3S Community Hydropower Advocacy, Dialogue and Community Development Project” in 2012-2013 together with several other donors (Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Australia, American Jewish World Service, McKnight Foundation, Save Cambodia Wildlife). Siemenpuu’s share of the project funding was 36 000 €. The fraud was discovered during 2014.

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