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.
[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.
[Risto Isomäki] The International Solar Innovations Council (InSIC), a new international solar energy organization, organized its second major event in Finland, in Helsinki and Espoo, during 15-18 October, 2018. The event was participated by approximately 150 people from 14 different countries, and consisted of three separate seminars and two InSIC working meetings. One of the seminars
Karel Keiramo, Pia Korhonen, Uddhab Pyakurel and Marko Ulvila formed the Siemenpuu Foundation's delegation at the 6th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Malmö, Sweden on 21-25 August 2018. Siemenpuu organised one session on systemic alternatives during the conference.