Finland – Past Projects

Community Strategies for Climate-Resilient Livelihoods (2014-2019)

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 Ewatini Capacity buildingThe project aims to strengthen the organisational capacity of GLM Eswatini 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 Eswatini 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.

Earth, Our Home exhibition (2012)

Green Living Movement Earth Our HomeFor the first time ever, the Earth Charter (EC) was introduced to the Finnish audience as part of a collaborative project in which GLM Finland also participated. The project was funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The aim was to promote more sustainable ways of living, to increase awareness of the Earth Charter, and to encourage its use as a tool for sustainability in Finland. An exhibition consisting of 18 panels travelled through Finland in 2012. The project also trained 30 university students as “Sustainable Development Guides” on a virtual platform designed to familiarise the participants with the Earth Charter, sustainable development and project management. Since the end of 2012, the exhibition has been available to be borrowed and set up by NGOs, schools or other organisations. Learn more and show your support for the Earth Charter principles by endorsing it at

Piggery project in Kundalumwanshya (2011-2012)

Green Living Movement PigsThe piggery project was established in the village of Kundalumwanshya in 2012 with funding from GLM Finland. The project was carried out in partnership with GLM Zambia, and it provides an alternative source of income for the farmer clubs, hence improving their income security.

Internet connection to GLM Zambia’s office (2011)

Green Living Movement OfficeAll membership fees of GLM Finland collected in 2011 were used for providing an internet connection to GLM Zambia’s office in Lusaka. This has made it much easier to communicate between the sister organisations and other partners.

Local chicken production in Chibobo (2010)

Green Living Movement ChickenThe project was implemented in collaboration with GLM Zambia with funding from GLM Finland. This income-generating activity was proposed by the farmer groups in Chibobo, since it would diversify their traditional livelihoods and provide an alternative source of protein for their diets. Chicken droppings could also be used as organic manure. The project provided the four participating farmer clubs with funds for purchasing chickens, construction materials for chicken houses and fences as well as initial food supplement and medication for the chickens.