Wilde Ganzen Foundation promotes global citizenship. Poverty, climate change, water supply, education, and healthcare issues don’t stop at the borders of the country where we work.
Global citizenship is about here and elsewhere, about now and the future. Part of our work is raising awareness in the Netherlands on global issues, the specific contexts of other parts of the world, and their interconnectedness with our western way of living.
Storytelling and framing
One way to promote global citizenship is to tell stories that do justice to social changemakers’ work and the situation in project countries. Through positive, people-centered stories about poverty reduction, we shine the light on the lasting change that civil society organizations can create. To this end, we organize sessions on storytelling, successful campaigns, and voices from the Global South for our partners in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Engaging Dutch and Belgian citizens
In the Netherlands and Belgium, we involve and engage our supporters and donors on global issues. We offer training, knowledge exchanges, information and fundraising campaigns, and events.
Together with partners in Europe, we set up the European Network for Citizens’ Initiatives in International Solidarity. This network’s goal is to strengthen the support of citizens’ initiatives by exchanging knowledge and learning from best practices.
We organize workshops and seminars on topics such as local ownership and equal relations in development cooperation.
Sustainable development goals: world wide actions
All projects supported by Wilde Ganzen contribute to the realization of the United Nation’Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a worldwide to-do list for a sustainable and fair world by 2030. The SDGs not only include environment, social, economic and security goals; they are also part of the sustainable development goals. The SDGs is a list for all countries, so not only low- and middle income countries. There is still a lot to do in the Netherlands as well!