More than 150 potential partners responded to SEI Asia’s recent call for proposals for hosting environmental events in the region.

Through SEI Asia’s Strategic Collaborative Fund Phase 2 (SCF2) programme, with support from the Swedish government (SIDA), seven organizations were selected to host regional environmental policy forums on this year’s seven key themes: climate change adaptation, climate finance, disaster risk reduction, urban, gender, water and agriculture.

The grantees will receive SEK 450 000 (approximately US$45 000) to fund one or more events in their entirety or provide supplemental funding to already confirmed co-funded event(s).

The events will help advance solutions on environmental sustainability, gender equality, human rights and poverty.

The following regional events will be conducted (virtually or in-person) starting June 2020 until early 2021:

Climate Finance: awarded to Asian Ventures Philanthropy for the climate finance track at the AVPN 2020 Virtual Conference

Climate Change Adaptation: awarded to The University of Auckland for the transcultural dialogue between NNGS groups dealing with climate change across Southeast Asia and the Pacific event

Disaster Risk Reduction: awarded to Children and Youth International (CYI) for the Asia Pacific Researchers, Practitioners & Policy-makers in Dialogue with Children & Youth event

Water: awarded to Women for Water Partnership for the Empowering Community Women in Asia:  Addressing Climate-Related Water Security Challenges event

Gender: awarded to Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme Asia for the Grounding and Empowering: Nourishing the Grassroots for Transformative Change, An Asia Women Environmental Defenders Retreat event

Urban: awarded to EcoWaste Coalition Philippines for the Prevent and Reduce Urban Pollution from Toxic Chemicals: Citizen Science in Southeast and East Asia event

Agriculture: awarded to Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) for the Making Family Farming Sustainable and Viable in Asia: Strengthening Farmer-Led Multi Actor Partnership Platforms for Family Farming event

For more information on these upcoming events, please check out the SCF events page.