Finland – Ongoing Projects

Community Strategies for Climate-Resilient Livelihoods (2014-2016)

green_living-movement_climate_changeThe project builds community resilience to the impacts of global warming through increased awareness and enhanced adaptive capacity. It is implemented in partnership with GLM Finland in the villages of Kafubu, Shimbizhi, Chiyumo and Chisuwo, with funding from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The project improves food security and diversification of income generation through climate-smart practices (e.g. agroforestry, organic gardening and small livestock). The project supports a community-driven response to climate change and strengthens the advocacy skills of community members. More information >>

Organisational Capacity Building for Environmental Education and Community Development (2013-2014, extension 2015-2016)

Green Living Movement Swaziland Capacity buildingThe project aims to strengthen the organisational capacity of GLM Swaziland and to increase environmental knowledge in the partner communities. It is implemented in cooperation with GLM Finland, with funding from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, in Msunduza, Dlangeni, and recently also in Vusumnofto. The project runs capacity building workshops for GLM Swaziland and other NGOs in Mbabane, with the support of GLM Zambia, in order to strengthen the civil society in the region. The project also promotes safe sanitation practices, sustainable management of natural resources, and waste management in the project communities. More information >>

Farmers’ Market – Enhancing Access to Profitable Markets (2012-2014, with extension 2015-2016)

Green Living Movement MarketingThe project aims to improve the challenging marketing situation and to facilitate farmers’ access to profitable markets. It is implemented in partnership with GLM Finland in the communities of Kundalumwanshya, Nambo and Luanshimba with the funding of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The project provides training in marketing skills in the communities. Donkeys have also been purchased for the farmers for easier transportation of crops to the markets and for draught power to increase farm sizes and yields.