Dear friends and readers,
A short update on the latest news from SUSTINOVA: upcoming Open House event, workshop and results from donor support pilot project.
Comments and questions can be posted below.
Open House series:
Open House with newTree |June 15, 2016, 18:00-20:00 | Erkerzimmer, Zentrum Karl der Grosse, Zürich
How much can a fence help farmer communities in regenerating their environment?
Our last Open House before the Summer break is with the Swiss NGO newTree. The project manager, Franziska Kaguembèga-Müller, will introduce us to the villages and fields of farmer families, moving encounters, new trees and 100'000 Energy-efficient cooking stoves.
Active in the Sahel region since 15 years, newTree develops their projects with the joint work from local communities. Their multi-sided approach involves creating land reserves for forest regeneration, using carbon compensation mechanisms and adopting practical solutions to improve the local livelihoods. The partners are responsible for contributing with their own work, which leads to motivated farmers, dynamic women groups and a living community.
You are warmly invited to join us for another informal evening discussion and ápero with professionals and people interested in the area. June 15, between 18:00 and 20:00 at the Erkerzimmer of the Zentrum Karl der Grosse (near the Grossmunster Zürich). More details and registration here.
Attendance is free. Prior registration helps us with the planning but last-minute attendance is also possible.
Scaling-up and multiplication of projects in the NGO area | June 1, 2016, 13:00-17:30 | Erkerzimmer, Zentrum Karl der Grosse, Zürich
The Sustinova team will host a workshop on June 1rst with the input of the Mava Foundation and myclimate, two organisations with broad experience in launching and supporting projects developed by partner organisations.
Part of the contents of the workshop will be published on our website during the second half of June. More details here .
A second funding round was conducted by Sustinova as part of SUSTINOVA Connect, a pilot project for supporting private donors. The results and outlook will be published in the second half of June in our website. Details on the project and first funding round here.
SUSTINOVA is looking for contributors:
We are looking to expand our team. We have some clearly specified areas of need but are also open to explore further possibilities. More details here.
With best regards,
The SUSTINOVA Team