Today we want to introduce ZOI - an organization based in Geneva that provides valuable knowledge products!

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The Zoï Environment Network is a non-profit organization that helps build sustainable societies through informed analysis, visual communication, design and action.Zoï Environment Network takes its name from the ancient Greek word for ‘life’. Different from a commercial consultancy firm, we are non-profit and driven by our belief that access to information is at the heart of democracy and vital for sustainable societies. Zoï combines technical expertise with political insight and creative talent to produce concise analyses presented through multifaceted communication materials.
Our diverse team has experience and a long-standing track-record in working with local governments, academia and civil society. Over the years, we have built up unrivaled local networks that guide stakeholder processes and catalyze international cooperation for lasting results that improve people’s lives.

Please check out their website and our datapool.

Finally we are online. The website: in its new design with a lot of content added is now accessable. The new features are data bases on stakeholders with more than 300 organizations, an eLibrary and a Video eLibrary have also been added, which can be found in the menue above under Data. There is also a Blog with its first story about the Aral Sea in winter.

The Aral Sea is a fascinating place and it attracts scientists, development workers, adventurers, photographers and artists from all over the world. Thanks to the Kokaral dam former villages on the shore of the Aral Sea are today again in the vicinity of the Aral Sea. Tastubek is probably the best place to visit, where you can see the fishermen going out also in winter to catch fish. And it is indeed fascinating even at temperatures far below the freezing point. 

Quelle: Deutschlandfunk Radio Program announcement


Wem gehört das Wasser? Wasser ist Leben, es besitzt in vielen Religionen eine besondere Bedeutung und steht oft am Anfang der Schöpfungsgeschichte. Die Geschichten des Alten Testaments spiegeln die Erfahrungen der Menschen im Nahen Osten mit Wasserknappheit wider und zeigen den Respekt, den sie sowohl der lebensspendenden wie der zerstörerischen Kraft des Wassers zollten. Doch Wasser ist oft die Quelle für Streit auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen, sei es zwischen Menschen in kleinen Dörfern oder ganzen Staaten.