Six months after Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas, here is a report on the actions implemented by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), to which the Fondation Didier et Martine Primat has entrusted a significant donation to support long-term recovery efforts.
As bushfires affect people and native wildlife across Australia on an unprecedented scale, the Fondation decided to support two organizations at the forefront doing great work on the ground:
– New South Wales Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Services: WIRES with 2500 volunteers in 28 branches is involved in the rescue and care of wildlife and has a dedicated Rescue Office that operates 365 days a year assisting the community to help native animals in distress. They currently play a major role in assisting bushfire affected animals.
For more information: https://www.wires.org.au/
– New South Wales Rural Fire Service which is the primary agency for responding to bushfires in the land area of New South Wales and the Jervis Bay Territory.
For more information: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/
The Didier and Martine Primat Foundation granted support to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for the provision of basic services and long-term recovery efforts in the Bahamas related to the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian.
This grant will contribute to the anticipated outcomes of the overall response under the IFRC Emergency Appeal which are outlined below:
- Restoring and strengthening the safety, well-being and longer-term recovery of communities in disaster affected areas through shelter and settlement solutions.
- Sustainable reduction in risk of waterborne and water related diseases in targeted communities in the recovery phase.
- Reduction of the immediate and medium-term risks to the health of affected population.
- Restoring and strengthening the livelihoods of communities in disaster and crisis affected areas.
- Identifying and addressing the distinct needs of the most vulnerable and particularly disadvantaged and marginalized groups, as a result of inequality, discrimination and other non-respect of their human rights.
- Supporting the needs of migrants and their families and those assisting migrants at all stages of migration (origin, transit and destination).
- Disaster preparedness and prevention of communities in high risk areas.
The Didier and Martine Primat Foundation and its special fund Odonata are delighted to announce their support to the exhibition “Making FASHION Sense”, which will be held from 16 January to 8 March 2020 at the Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel Foundation.
The exhibition deals with the fundamental transformation of the fashion industry through technology, ranging from new creative processes to experimentations exploring sustainability: fashion that makes sense.
Pour en savoir plus : https://www.hek.ch/fr/programme/events-fr/event/making-fashion-sense-2.html
Beyond Plastic Med (BeMed) launches its fourth call for micro-initiatives to support projects aimed at reducing plastic pollution in the Mediterranean.
The call is open until Wednesday 1 January 2020 to the following types of organisation: NGOs, regional authorities, private companies with less than 20 employees, and scientific institutions. The initiative, supported by the Didier and Martine Primat Foundation, is being carried out through the Albert II Foundation of Monaco in collaboration with Tara Ocean Foundation, Surfrider Europe, IUCN and the Mava Foundation.
For more information on the call for micro-initiatives and to download the application package, please go to the BeMed website.
The Didier and Martine Primat Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the second open call for the “Earth Water Sky” residency and artistic production program in the field of art and environmental sciences.
This artistic program is run by Ca’Foscari University and Science Gallery Venice, in collaboration with internationally renowned curator Ariane Koek.
This year, the call for applications is placed under the theme of the Wind.
What is the wind? Where does it come from? And why does it blow? These were questions which preoccupied thinkers in the Renaissance and led to the development of a global science, including the creation of the concept of the atmosphere.
The future laureate selected by the Jury* will work mainly with the international researcher and historian of science and philosophy, Craig Martin, author of a world history of wind at Ca Foscari University in Venice.
The details of this call, supported by the Didier and Martine Primat Foundation, is available below:
* In addition to the curator Ariane Koek and Professor Craig Martin, the jury is composed of an international curator or external artist specialized in the field of environmental arts; a representative of Science Gallery Venice and a representative of the Didier and Martine Primat Foundation.
Emma Critchley is back in Venice for the second part of her residency and will give a talk about her process of developing artistic work with the knowledge she is learning from the Ice Memory Team at the Natural History Museum in Venice on October 22nd.
Please see the invitation below:
The Didier and Martine Primat Foundation has concluded a new partnership agreement in the field of animal welfare in farming with the CIWF organization.
The mission of CIWF, Compassion in World Farming, is to study and encourage the implementation of all initiatives to develop animal welfare-friendly farming practices and propose viable and sustainable alternatives to intensive livestock farming. Here’s a podcast on France culture where you can hear a CIWF representative speaking about their current work.
In 2020, 40,000 French teachers will discover Isabelle Peloux’s cooperative learning methods via the digital self-help platform “êtreprof.fr”, which will give open access to 4 video tutorials providing useful tips on how to improve classroom management.
Supported by the Primat Foundation, the project consists in pooling Isabelle Peloux’s unique experience and teaching skills with those of the SynLab organisation, which gathers a large teaching community through its digital support and training platform “etreprof.fr”.
The GSCP (Geneva Center for Security Policy) with the support of the Primat Foundation will implement in 2020 a High-Level Workshop on Emerging Technologies, Ethics, Security and Governance aimed specifically at key-decision makers of international institutions in Geneva.
The purpose of this high-level workshop is to convene senior decision-makers from Geneva-based international organizations and influential non-governmental organizations with leading thinkers and academics dealing with emerging technologies and reflect together on their ethical, security and governance implications.