Projects from long-term partner organizations


SDM supports the program in Madagascar.

ADES produces energy-efficient cookers in Madagascar and encourages the use of renewable energy.
The deforestation of approximately 0.5 mio acres of forest each year decimates Madagascar’s natural resources and biodiversity. About 3/4 of the cut wood is used for cooking. For these reasons, ADES promotes energy-efficient cooking methods and raises public awareness on sustainable use of natural resources and environmental protection. ADES’ goal ist that by 2050 the majority of Malagasy households will use energy-efficient cookstoves.

Stiftung Biovision

SDM-supported project: Push-Pull in Subsahara-Africa.

Biovision was founded in 1998 by Swiss World Food Prize recipient Dr. Hans Rudolf Herren, and has been working ever since to combat hunger and poverty. Biovision is committed to the dissemination and application of ecological methods that sustainably improve living conditions in Africa while conserving the environment. Biovision renders «help for self-help» and promotes ecological thought and action in both North and South.

Istituto Oikos Milano

SDM-supported project: Lampi Marine National Park, Myeik Archipel, Myanmar.

Istituto Oikos has been operating since 1996 in Europe and in the South of the world to safeguard biodiversity and to promote the widespread adoption of more sustainable lifestyles.
Their vision is a future in which ecology, economy and equity come together to reconcile the needs of humanity and the environment.


SDM-supported project: Sustainably regenerated ecosystems and long-term food and income security for farming families and women’s groups in Burkina Faso.

newTree is committed to nature and people in the Sahel. Farming families and women’s groups are strengthened, become more climate resilient and gain perspective. By their own efforts, they can achieve secure nutrition and income through the regeneration of local ecosystems, an increase in biodiversity and the sustainable use of resources. The farming families and women’s groups acquire the necessary skills through training and support.


SDM-supported project: Underwater noise and Plastic pollution.

OceanCare has been committed to marine wildlife protection since 1989. Through research and conservation projects, campaigns, environmental education, and involvement in a range of important international committees, OceanCare undertakes concrete steps to improve the situation for wildlife in the world’s oceans. In 2011, OceanCare was granted Special Consultative Status on marine issues with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.