Open House with newTree

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Open House with newTree

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:00
Zentrum Karl der Große - Erkerzimmer

Kirchgasse 14,  8001,  Zürich,  Switzerland

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.


The Open House events are a meeting point for professionals and people with an interest in the fields of Sustainability, NGOs and Philanthropy. On each session, visitors can enjoy a short presentation by an organisation selected by SUSTINOVA and, during an informal Apéro, the opportunity to connect and discuss face-to-face the work of the organisation and other overarching issues. For more information on this event series, please read here.


The Non-Profit-Organisation newTree has been active in the Sahel region for 15 years, developing 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.

NewTree's focus when working together with the local population is based on 4 pillars:

  1. Regeneration of the ecosystem - for stable future perspectives
  2. Biological Agriculture - for building sustainable food security
  3. Energy-efficient cooking stoves - for the protection of resources and the climate
  4. Alternative income sources - for better living conditions

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.


Time Topic Details
18:00 Opening
  • Welcoming of attendants
18:15 Start
  • Introduction by the SUSTINOVA Team
18:20 Presentation newTree
  • newTree projects, by Franziska Kaguembèga-Müller (Project Manager)
18:50 Discussion
  • Questions & Discussion
19:20 Apéro
  • Open discussion with the Team and Networking amongst attendants
20:00 Closing
  • Informal discussion can continue at the Bar of the Karl der Grosse (open-ended)


Entrance is free and last-minute attendance is possible.
Advance registrations are appreciated, as it allows for better planning. Please register yourself (and your colleagues) using the form below.

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