Final Conference, 22/23 February, 2013 in Hannover

Drawing the balance and thinking further On the 22nd and 23rd of February 2013, numerous international representatives of the EU project from Hanover, its twin towns, and partner organisations followed the invitation of the Agenda 21 Office under the management of Silvia Hesse and the Cultural Office of the City of Hanover . Two days […]

Fairtrade Geocaching

Shortly before Christmas, there was opportunity to go for a Fair Trade treasure hunt and get to know the many places in Hanover providing great Fair Trade products and related information. This geocaching treasure hunt is organised by the local radio station „radio leinehertz 106.5“ together with the  Agenda 21 – Office of the City […]

European Tour Of Fair Trade Stakeholders From Malawi

“How do you get those nuts out of their hard shell?” This was one of the more easy questions to Grey Moffat Phiri of the Macadamia Growers`Cooperative Ntchisi. In end of May, the Malawian farmer had set off together with four local government representatives of Blantyre for a European roundtrip, in order to discuss about […]

Visit from Blantyre in Hannover

The first encounter between Hannover and Blantyre, which led to an official twinning of the cities in 1968, had it’s 50th anniversary in March 2012. The initiator was Dr. Lore Henkel, who was a counceller back then. On this occasion, the Agenda 21 office and the Cultural office invited the Chief Executive Officer of Blantyre, […]

Encounters – 50 years city partnership Hannover – Blantyre

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the „Hannover-Blantyre“ partnership, an exhibition about this city partnership, possibly the oldest with an African town, was staged in the Town Hall from March 15th – 30th. In addition to historic photographs, current pictures of people in Blantyre were shown as an encouragement. Special emphasis was put […]

Hannover scores !

Goal walls – A symbol of the difficulty to achieve the Millenium Development Goals Between March 2nd and March 12th the “aware&fair” goal walls dealing with the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations, were presented by the Agenda 21 office and the Cultural Office of the City of Hannover in the New […]

5th International Fair Trade Towns Conference in Malmö, Sweden 2011

Hannover, Litomerice, Bristol, Copenhagen, Sydney, Seattle and 1,000 other cities around the world have made common cause in committing to Fair Trade and being rewarded the Fair Trade Towns status. This means that the municipality meets criteria related to ethical public procurement, local availability of Fair Trade products and support and awareness about fair trade […]