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Lightwood Roadshow: Educating communities about environmental impact

Our Lightwood Roadshow aimed to raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation through reforestation and responsible timber value chains. Including the community was a big success.

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Exciting Quiz Night at our Timber Innovation Center

The Timber Innovation Center buzzed with anticipation and excitement as we organized our first quiz night in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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Youth Program: Agents of Change in the Making

We have recognized the importance of the role of children as agents of change to combat climate change. Therefore we decided to foster young people’s positive relationship to the environment through “Youth Program”.

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Building a sustainable future: The Opening of Uganda’s first Timber Innovation Centre on World Environment Day

On World Environment Day, we opened our Timber Innovation Center in the heart of Kampala. The launch event welcomed numerous stakeholders, including his Excellency, the German ambassador Matthias Schauer, Wolfgang Baum, CEO of Fairventures Worldwide and Patience Namara, Country Director of Fairventures Worldwide in Uganda.

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Learning from the Best: Study Tour to Visit Cocoa Farmers in Sulawesi

Smallholder farmers from Barito Timur and Gunung Mas visited Sulawesi to learn more about cocoa cultivation from local experts. Sulawesi is known around the world for producing high quality cocoa beans.

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Technical, social & environmental potential – Showcasing lightwood at the „Hannover Fair“

In April we had the opportunity to present our „SuMatHrA“ light wood project at the booth of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) at the Hannover fair.

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Beneficial Exchange from Uganda to Indonesia: From Work Implementations to Team Bonding

A team of seven people from Uganda travelled to Indonesia on a study trip to learn and share information about Indonesia's reforestation model and how it could be replicated in Uganda.

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Members Of The German Parliament Visit Our Project in Central Kalimantan!

In October, six members of the German parliament visited our project sites in Gunung Mas, giving us the opportunity to present the results of the continuous efforts made by the German government in recent years.

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Das Fairventures-Team bei der COP27 in Ägypten

We participated in the Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Egypt

The 27th UN Climate Change Conference took place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt in November. Some members of the Fairventures family also attended. This was their experience.

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New carbon project: Fairventures and STIHL expand existing partnership.

STIHL has been supporting our work with financial resources, equipment and know-how since 2017. This year, we are pleased to announce the largest joint project so far.

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Members of German parliament, Indonesian Government representatives, Fairventures staff and the company who built the modular house.

Opening Of Our Light Wood Modular House: A Sustainable Housing Solution For The Future

On October 30, 2022, our Indonesian colleagues inaugurated the first light wood modular house in Central Kalimantan. Several members of the German parliament joined our team for the grand opening. The completion of this pilot project marks a milestone in our efforts to ecologically transform the Indonesian construction sector.

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Fairventures Signs MOU With IPB University

New Scientific Partnership: Fairventures signs MOU with IPB University

We have signed an MOU with IPB University, advancing the process of community development by conducting research and projects for educational purposes.

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Interview: Johannes Schwegler to leave Management Team

Big changes are coming up at Fairventures Worldwide: After more than 9 years as Executive Director, our founder Johannes Schwegler is leaving the management at the end of this month to fully dedicate himself to lead our sister company Fairventures Digital (TREEO). 

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IKI Project: Publication of Final Review

Our project to rehabilitate degraded land with native tree species was evaluated along with 24 other IKI projects that ended in 2020 as part of the third IKI evaluation cycle.

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Planting 1,236 Trees in 2 hours? — Climate Action in Uganda!

“Take Action and Plant A Tree.” That was the theme for an event our team in Uganda hosted on May 7 at Bunyama Katosi in the Mukono district. 150 volunteers answered our call.

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Building a Timber Innovation Center in Kampala

In collaboration with other stakeholders, we will establish and manage a Timber Innovation Center in the city center of Kampala. It will be constructed on top of the Crown House building – where our Ugandan office is located – and the construction will include Engineered Timber Products manufactured in Uganda.

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Development of the Lightwood Industry: MoU with the Indonesian Ministry of Trade

In April, we signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the development of sustainable lightwood with Indonesia's Ministry of Trade through the Directorate General of National Export Development (DJPEN) in Jakarta. This shows the Ministry of Trade's dedication to foster innovation and creativity in the development of light wood, notably sengon and jabon.

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We are an official partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

We are proud to announce that Fairventures Worldwide is now officially a Supporting Partner of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.

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Welcome the newest official member of the Fairventures Family: TREEO!

We are proud to give you an essential update on TREEO, the monitoring technology that we have been developing in Uganda during the past 18 months with support by the German Ministry of Economic Coooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Celebrating the International Day of Forests in Uganda

On the 21st of March, our team in Uganda celebrated the International Day of Forests through tree planting at the Kaazi Forestry reserve.

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Lessons from the New IPCC Report

“Nature can be our savior – but only if we save it first.”

Overshadowed by the terrible events in Ukraine, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a new report last week. In it, the scientists warn of the dramatic effects of global warming - and outline approaches to avert the climate catastrophe after all. 

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Tree Seedling Redistribution in Indonesia: No farmer is left behind

Last year, the Gunung Mas Regency suffered a severe flooding. But at Fairventures, no farmer is left behind! So we decided to supported the communities with new seedlings.

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COP26 – High Stakes at Global Scale

Fairventures attended COP26! On Friday the 5th, we took the ferry from Amsterdam to Newcastle and on Saturday the 6th, our team of four arrived in Glasgow, ready to get to work.

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Annual report 2021 opened

Our New Annual Report Is Online

Catch up with our global operations. The report provides descriptions and numbers on our programs during the 2020-21 planting seasons. Specifically, it highlights the impact of our activities that were made possible by your support and contributions.

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