2018 “Social and Environmental Justice” Twinner

Shenzhen Zero Waste Environmental Public Interest Development Center (Shenzhen)
Energy Justice Association (Romania)

Displaying municipal waste incineration pollution and its impact on communities

In their program the twinning partners focus on exchanging information about the impact of municipal waste incineration on communities. This information will serve them as relevant data for pollution prevention and zero waste strategies in both China and Romania. They will carve out bad practices to avoid as well as positive solutions to implement on individual and community level, and postulate measures that governments or companies should implement.

Shenzhen Mangrove Conservation Foundation (Shenzhen)
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (UK)

Wetland center management and environmental education promotion for wetland conservation

The main objective of the exchange is to exchange good practice in wetland center operation and promote the Wetland Link International(WLI) network for global wetland conservation for people and wildlife, particularly in a Chinese context. The exchange provides on-site nature maintenance and management experience, networking opportunities and develops ideas for joint working between wetland centres. The whole process contributes to better understanding of how the wetland centre model, wetland ecosystem conservation and services can work together for a sustainable future.

Laotu (Shenzhen)
Naturland (Germany)

Advancing sustainable agriculture by supporting farmers and educating consumers

The exchange will focus on getting to know each other’s work, exchanging best practices and potentially creating a network for further cooperation. Their goal is to support farmers and processors through policy work or providing marketing channels, as well as to connect the general public to the values of sustainable agriculture.

Labour Education & Service Network (Hong Kong)
Südwind Verein für Entwicklungspolitik und globale Gerechtigkeit (Austria)

Advocacy of labour rights in the supply chains of the electronics industry

China is the most important country when it comes to manufacturing electronic devices. LESN and Suedwind will share their experiences and streamline their work in the fields of industry monitoring, labour rights advocacy and training approaches of workers and students. Besides, they also hope to strengthen each other’s network.

Dinghaiqiao Co-operative Society (Shanghai)
Büdchen am Nikolausplatz (Germany)

Support of marginalized groups, waste prevention, bringing people together

The focus of their exchange lies in social justice and group building projects on a wide scale. Topics include the victims of urbanization and neoliberalism, as well as closing the gap between different generations. They also deal with waste prevention by exploring a reciprocal way of living and informing the people about little steps to take action.

Chengdu Storyteller Social Work Service Center (Chengdu)
Forum Theater Enschede (Netherlands)

Support of marginalized groups, waste prevention, bringing people together

The focus of their exchange lies in social justice and group building projects on a wide scale. Topics include the victims of urbanization and neoliberalism, as well as closing the gap between different generations. They also deal with waste prevention by exploring a reciprocal way of living and informing the people about little steps to take action.

Anhui Hefei Qingwei Health Center (Anhui)
Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe e.V. (Germany)

HIV prevention and control, focused on young people

The focus of their exchange lies on learning new approaches, aims and projects in the field of HIV-prevention and control. In China, AIDS infections are in a stage of growth, especially among gay people. From a perspective of Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe the exploration of pre-exposition prophylaxes (PrEP) is of special interest, as the strategy is way more common in China as in Germany.