Op zaterdag 13 april vindt de jaarlijkse Afrikadag plaats in het Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen in Amsterdam.
Both ENDS en Voice 4 Thought verzorgen daar samen een workhop (voertaal Engels), genaamd
'Positive vibes from the Sahel: from regreening to slam poetry'
Facilitator: Andrew Makkinga
The Sahel region from Chad to Senegal is often seen in the Netherlands as an immensely dry, infertile area where extremists and smugglers serve and where hunger thrives. But there is so much more to tell about the Sahel region.
Over the last decades, a large number of positive social initiatives have been taken up both in the cities and in rural areas. Initiatives that create and stimulate self-esteem, culture, education, climate resilience and prosperity.
Young people are often the driving force behind these movements, which is not surprising considering that almost 70 percent of the population in a country like Niger is under the age of 25.
In this workshop Both ENDS and Voice4Thought want to tell the other story of the Sahel by highlighting some of these positive initiatives, and by showing how they are interlinked and part of a larger, bottom up movement in this area.
Hope to see you there!
Globally, the area that is suffering desertification and land degradation is ever expanding. Unsustainable and often large-scale agricultural practices, including the copious use of pesticides and fertilizers, are a major driver of land degradation, aprocess that is further exacerbated by climate change, causing more erratic rainfall patterns, longer periods of drought and unpredictable growing seasons. This is very problematic not only for the hundreds of millions of people who directly depend on land and water for their livelihoods, but also for life on earth as a whole. It is clear that this process must be stopped and reversed, better sooner than later. But how to go about it?
In the fall of 2015, Both ENDS, Rich Forests and 14 African NGOs joined hands in Cameroon and shared their dreams for a productive future, using Analog Forestry. This short video gives an impression of what it is all about.
Both ENDS is co-organising a double panel discussion 'Delta Dynamics: Dutch Masterplans and the SDGs' on June 26th. This is part of the conference 'Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate (25-26 June 2018)' organized by the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam. At the sessions Both ENDS' partners from Jakarta and Manila will be presenting.
Gezamenlijk persbericht van Both ENDS en Fossielvrij NL - 26 maart 2019
Een groep van 22 vermogende Nederlanders heeft besloten om al hun persoonlijk vermogen weg te halen uit de top 200 olie-, gas- en kolenbedrijven. In totaal gaat het om een persoonlijk vermogen van ongeveer 200 miljoen euro. De 'pledgers' beloven om binnen nu en drie tot vijf jaar al hun investeringen weg te halen uit de fossiele industrie. Ze geven daarmee een duidelijk signaal af dat zij niet willen dat hun vermogen bijdraagt aan het veroorzaken van desastreuze klimaatverandering.
Eurodad's International Conference is co-hosted by Eurodad's Dutch members ActionAid Netherlands, Both ENDS, OIKOS, Oxfam Novib and SOMO. It will be held in the Caballero Fabriek in The Hague.