Open House

The Open House events are a meeting point for professionals and people with an interest in the fields of Sustainability, NGOs and Philanthropy. As part of our approach, we bring together initiators, supporters and others for a useful multi-sided exchange of perspectives and experiences.

For each Open House event, an organisation selected by SUSTINOVA due to their quality and work opens their doors to the public. Visitors can enjoy a short presentation and, during an informal discussion and Apéro, the opportunity to connect and talk face-to-face about the work of the organisation and other overarching issues highlighted during the presentation.

SUSTINOVA is a not-for-profit association with the goal of promoting Sustainability in the NGO field. We strive for long-term collaborations and see this event series as one of the ways to support organisations of interest to us.

Open House with Reforestation World

Event type: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 18:00

Wald und Wildnis - über die Werte des Waldes und wie wir die Zukunft gestalten können


The notes from the session (panel discussion and exchange with the public) are available here.

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Open House with newTree

Event type: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:00

How much can a fence help farmer communities in regenerating their environment?
Our next Open House guest is the Swiss NGO newTree. For 15 years, newTree has been active in the Sahel, Africa, taking the regeneration of nature as the basis of a sustainable strategy to fight local poverty.


Open House with Sustinova

Event type: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:00

What does Sustainability mean in the NGO field? Can “more sustainable” NGOs be identified? How?

Our Open House in April will be devoted to our own team and work. We will take the opportunity to welcome our friends and a growing network of professionals and interested people to discuss our current and future activities with us.
We will be looking forward to an interesting discussion with informal ápero.

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Open House with Solafrica

Event type: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:00

We continue our Open House series in 2016 with Solafrica, a Swiss NGO active in Africa, training local professionals and developing small-scale businesses on solar technology. Their goal? Assist rural areas in Africa to meet their growing energy demands, in a self-sufficient way and with lower carbon emissions. What are their results so far, after 6 years of activity in 3 different countries?
Join us for a very promising evening discussion and informal ápero on promoting access to energy, entrepreneurship and development.

Open House with Green Ethiopia

Event type: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:00

For our November Open House we have invited the Foundation Green Ethiopia. For the past 15 years, they have been applying an integrated approach for ecosystem restoration and improvement of livelihoods in Ethiopia, with fascinating results.

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Open House: Medair

Event type: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:00

For our second Open House we invite Medair, an NGO with 25 years of experience in emergency relief and recovery, worldwide.
What does it mean, to work in disaster scenarios after a catastrophe and what does it mean to work on permanent disaster situations? How does Medair attend to urgent needs while trying to implement longer-term solutions that are more typical of development work?
We hope you can join us for an interesting evening discussion and informal ápero.

Open House: ADES

Event type: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:00

SUSTINOVA invites ADES to open its doors for friends and interested people in the first Sustinova Open House event.

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