All projects in 2019


Both ENDS takes part in two ‘Dialogue and Dissent’ strategic partnerships (2016-2020) with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Fair, Green and Global (FGG) Alliance

FINANCED BY: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
ALLIANCE MEMBERS: ActionAid Netherlands • Clean Clothes Campaign Netherlands • Friends of the Earth Netherlands • Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen (SOMO, the Netherlands) • Transnational Institute (TNI, the Netherlands)
PROJECT PARTNERS: ACD (Panama) • Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (Malawi) • CLEAN (Bangladesh) • ELSAM (Indonesia) • EMG (South Africa) • Emrys Initiative (Malaysia) • FECONAU (Peru) • Fórum Suape (Brazil) • GRAIN Fundació privada (Philippines) • IGJ (Indonesia) • Institut Dayakologi (Indonesia) • JKPP (Indonesia) • Kalikasan (Philippines) • Keystone (India) • KNTI (Indonesia) • Link-AR Borneo (Indonesia) • Lumière Synergie pour le Développement (LSD, Senegal) • MCDI (Kenya) • PELUM (Kenya) • PPK (Indonesia) • Riak Bumi (Indonesia) • SEATINI (Uganda) • SPNKK (Philippines) • TuK (Indonesia) • UPC (Mozambique) • Uttaran (Bangladesh) • WALHI Sulawesi Selatan (Indonesia) • WEP (Burkina Faso) •  Zambia Institute for Environmental Management (ZIEM) • Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA, Zambia)


Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA)

FINANCED BY: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
ALLIANCE MEMBERS: Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM, Nicaragua) • Mama Cash (the Netherlands)
PROJECT PARTNERS: ADECRU (Mozambique) • AIDA (Mexico) • Aksi (Indonesia) • APIL (Burkina Faso) • CCIMCAT (Bolivia) • CEE Bankwatch (Czech Republic) • Centro Terra Viva (Mozambique) • Colectivo CASA (Bolivia) •  Development Institute (Ghana) • Economic Justice Network (South Africa) • Ecoton (Indonesia) • ELSAM (Indonesia) • Fondo Tierra Viva (Central America) • Fundo Socioambiental CASA (Brazil) • Gemawan (Indonesia)  Global Greengrants Fund (USA) • Green Alternative (Georgia) • IAFN (Costa Rica) • Kalimantan Women’s Alliance (Indonesia) • Kebetkache (Nigeria)  Keystone (India) • Lilak (Philippines)  Lumière Synergie pour le Développement (LSD, Senegal) • Madre Selva (Guatemala) • NAPE (Uganda) • NGO Forum on ADB (Philippines) • NTFP-EP (Philippines) • ORCADE (Burkina Faso) • OFRANEH (Honduras) • OT Watch (Mongolia) • Plataforma Sauce (Paraguay) • Plurales (Argentina) • POPOL NA (Nicaragua) • Prakriti (Nepal) • Sengwer (Kenya) • Solidaritas (Indonesia)  Southern African Rural Women’s Assembly (South Africa) ​  SPNKK (Philippines) • Tindzila Fund (Tanzania)  Ulu Foundation (USA) • Utz-Che (Guatemala) • WATED (Tanzania) • Women Environmental Program (Nigeria)  WOMIN (South Africa) • Yanling Zhu (China) • Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA, Zambia)

Other projects:


Aligning European Pension Divestment and Finance
FINANCED BY: KR Foundation (through Sustainable Energy)

All Eyes on the Amazon
FINANCED BY: Nationale Postcode Loterij (through Hivos) 
PROJECT PARTNERS: Article 19 (United Kingdom) • COICA (Ecuador) • Digital Democracy (USA) • Global Forest Watch (USA) • Greenpeace Netherlands • Hivos (the Netherlands) • International Institute of Social Studies (ISS, the Netherlands) • Interpol (France) • University of Maryland (USA) • Witness (USA)

Amplifying the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action
FINANCED BY: Dietel & Partners (through Mama Cash)
PROJECT PARTNERS: Global Greengrants Fund (USA)

Climate Justice in the Green Climate Fund
FINANCED BY: New Venture Fund
PROJECT PARTNERS: Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL, USA) • Tebtebba Foundation (The Philippines)

Communications, youth and awareness climate change
FINANCED BY: private funder

Communities regreen the Sahel
PROJECT PARTNERS: CARI (France) • CRESA (Niger) • IED Afrique (Senegal) • IMC Sarl (Burkina Faso) • SPONG (Burkina Faso)

Community Tiger Conservation
FINANCED BY: private funder

Demanding climate action emergency from EU pension funds
FINANCED BY: Wallace Global Fund

DivestInvest Familiefondsen en Goede Doelen

Duurzaam bosbeheer
FINANCED BY: RVO Netherlands Enterprise Agency (through CNV International)

Eco-cultural restoration
FINANCED BY: Stichting Otterfonds

Emergency Fund – Environmental defenders in the Brazilian Amazone
FINANCED BY: WWF Netherlands
PROJECT PARTNERS: Fundo Socioambiental CASA (Brazil)

FINANCED BY: University of Amsterdam

Green Deal Voedselbossen
FINANCED BY: Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (through Royal Haskoning DHV)

International Cooperation to Decarbonize Export Credit Agencies
FINANCED BY: KR Foundation
PROJECT PARTNERS: CAN-Europe (Belgium) • CEE Bankwatch (Czech Republic) • ECA Watch (international) • Oil Change International (USA) • União Provincial dos Camponeses de Cabo Delgado (Mozambique)

International Financial Institutions Program
FINANCED BY: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 




ISQAPER – Interactive Soil Quality Assessment in Europe and China for Agricultural Productivity and Environmental Resilience
FINANCED BY: The EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme for research & innovation (through Wageningen University)
PROJECT PARTNERS: Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and many universities, private sector and think expertise organisations from Europe and China

Kick starting CSOs on Paris Proofing ECAs
FINANCED BY: Wallace Global Fund
PROJECT PARTNERS: Above Ground (Canada) • Centrum pro dopravu a energetiku (CDE, Czech Republic) • Perspectives Climate Group (Germany) • The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation​ (SSNC, Sweden)

Making European Export Credit Agencies accountable
FINANCED BY: Open Society Institute Foundation
PROJECT PARTNERS: CEE Bankwatch (Czech Republic) • ECA Watch (international) • The Big Shift Global (international)

New corporate social responsibility policies for ECAs to phase out fossil fuel finance
FINANCED BY: KR Foundation 
PROJECT PARTNERS: CAN-Europe (Belgium) • Fórum Suape Espaço Socioambiental (Brazil) • ECA Watch (international) • Oil Change International (USA)

Participation is Power: Ensuring women’s access to climate finance
FINANCED BY: Wallace Global Fund 
PROJECT PARTNERS: Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO, USA) • African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF, Ghana)

Rich Forests
FINANCED BY: Anton Jurgens Foundation • Stichting Otterfonds

Shifting Grounds
FINANCED BY: NWO-UDW (through TU Delft)

Small Grants Funds Study

Strengthening Grassroots Pension Fund Divest Invest Campaigns
FINANCED BY: Wallace Global Fund

Strengthening Livelihoods of Communities affected by Oil Palm Plantations to Save Forests, Liberia
FINANCED BY: Turing Foundation
PROJECT PARTNERS: Sustainable Development Institute (SDI, Liberia) • CENDEP (Cameroon)

Support for Asian NGOs
FINANCED BY:  Private funder

Supporting Asian CSOs 3
FINANCED BY: Private funder

Towards resilient agriculture systems and biodiversity conservation; Non-timber forest products for sustainable income in Southern Mali
FINANCED BY: Anton Jurgens Fonds
PROJECT PARTNERS: Omadeza (Mali) • FairMatch Support (Burkina Faso)

Wetlands without Borders
PROJECT PARTNERS: Casa Río Arte y Ambiente (Argentina) • CAUCE (Argentina) • CEDIB (Bolivia) • CODES (Paraguay) • Escola de Ativismo (Brazil) • FARN (Argentina) • FIRE (Paraguay) • FONASC (Brazil) • Fundación HUGO (Paraguay) • IBIF (Bolivia) • Instituto Caracol (Brazil) • Instituto GAIA (Brazil) • Probioma (Bolivia) • Rede Pantaneiras (Brazil) • Sobrevivencia (Paraguay) • Sociedade Fé e Vida (Brazil) • Taller Ecologista (Argentina)

Both ENDS manages two small grants funds:


The Koningsschool Fund
FINANCED BY: Stichting School van Z.M. Koning Willem III en H.M. Koningin Emma der Nederlanden

Young Environmental Leadership
FINANCED BY: Stichting Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative



The social practice of regreening the Sahel

Open a satellite map of the African continent and you’ll see the Sahel front and centre, a large, brown band across Northern Africa. It suggests a vast and dry piece of planet Earth, with no visible sign of people and no hint of vegetation. But zoom in closer and the picture becomes richer. Contours cut across the Earth’s surface, villages are visible here and there, and small green dots pepper the landscape. Up close, one begins to see the story of communities regreening the Sahel.

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Community-based governance for free-flowing tidal rivers

In Bangla, the word for transition is ‘uttaran’. It is a fitting name for a social and environmental organisation whose aim is gender, class and caste equality in Bangladesh. A long-term partner of Both ENDS, Uttaran supports local communities in addressing social, environmental, health, economic and cultural issues and concerns. For many years, Uttaran has been a front-line advocate for community-based adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh’s southwest tidal river basins, which are extremely prone to sea level rise and cyclones.

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Nepalese women lead local advocacy on climate change

In Both ENDS’s experience, one plus one often makes more than two. Connecting people and issues accelerates positive change, and increases its impact and sustainability. The cooperation between Pakriti Resource Centre (PRC) and Tewa, the Nepalese Women’s Fund, illustrates the point. PRC is an expert on climate change and climate finance issues in Nepal and globally. A longer-term partner of Both ENDS, PRC got to know Tewa, which provides small grants to mostly rural, grassroots women’s groups in Nepal, through the GAGGA programme. GAGGA brings women’s rights and environmental justice organisations together to advance women’s rights to water, food and a healthy environment.

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A Senegal community beats back coal

About 15 kilometres east of Dakar, in Senegal, lies the small hamlet of Bargny. With its ocean waters, sandy beaches and abundant sunshine, Bargny has for generations been the perfect place for catching and drying fish. But the construction of a coal-fired power plant, known as Sendou, has cast a long shadow over the community in the area.

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Engaging investors for a fossil-free future

In order to achieve the scale of decarbonisation needed to prevent temperatures from rising beyond 1.5 degrees, a major transition must take place in the production and trade of goods and services.  But if it is the fossil fuel-based ‘real economy’ that is driving us toward catastrophic climate change, it is the financial world behind the steering wheel.

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Women and water in the shadow of oil palm plantations

Women’s rights, water quality and oil palm plantations. They may seem like unlikely topics to bring together, but for women in the riverside villages of Semanga and Simpang Tiga Sembelangaan in West Kalimantan the relevance is clear. Healthy watersheds and access to local water supplies are vitally important to women and girls in the area, as they are typically in charge of managing household water supplies, sanitation and health. When water becomes scarce or unsafe for drinking, cooking or washing, women and girls suffer first and foremost. They may be forced to dedicate more of their limited time, energy and economic resources to obtaining clean water for themselves and their families, as well as dealing with the health impacts of exposure to contaminated water.

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