Empowering Changemakers


20 August 2018

News 20 202018 20 20pura 20vida 202 20is 20afloat

Pura Vida 2, the ‘boat-cycle’ of our partner Hervé Neukomm, is afloat! After having been the first man to go down the whole Amazon river on a ‘boat-cycle’ named Pura Vida, Hervé settled down in Leticia, in the Colombian Amazon, where he is leading various environmental projects with his wife Adriana, founder of our partner NGO Hábitat Sur. This NGO works for sustainable development in the Amazon region through cultural initiatives, community development activities, as well as ecotourism projects and the construction of sustainable housing. In partnership with OneAction, Hábitat Sur has recently finalized the construction of a ‘boat-cycle’, or a watercraft driven by two cyclists. This social enterprise aspires not only to create jobs, but also to give the opportunity to the local youth to discover the beauty of the Amazon and to connect them to their environment. In doing so, we hope to encourage them to become better environmental advocates while keeping them away from drug trafficking activities. Discover the construction of Pura vida 2 by watching this video:


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12 July 2018

News 20 202018 20 20launch 20of 20our 20partnership 20with 20expedismart

Planting a tree while sending a package? This is what Expedismart is offering in collaboration with OneAction! Our friends at Expedismart, a parcel shipping company based in Geneva and wishing to limit its environmental impact, are now offering the possibility to their clients to donate 1 CHF on each parcel shipped. This donation will automatically be doubled by Expedismart in order to plant a tree within the context of OneAction's reforestation project in Ecuador. We look forward to this new long term partnership that will contribute to multiplying the restoration of abandoned farmlands in one of the ten most biodiverse ecosystems in the world!

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02 November 2017

News 20 202017 20 20great 20success 20at 20the 20victoria 20hall

The first joint adventure of OneAction and Karuna-Shechen, culminating in Gabriela Montero's concert at the Victoria Hall last Sunday, was a great success! In front of nearly 1,000 people, the Venezuelan pianist passionately shared her immense talent as an interpreter. She then delighted the audience with her improvisations, as well as the sudden hilarious entrance of the suprise guest and brilliant violinist Aleksey Igudesman. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this wonderful achievement! See you next year! Discover below a video of the concert...

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04 August 2017

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We are pleased to announce that Ms Delphine Oltramare, a member of the Executive board since 2016, is now the President of OneAction. We wish her a lot of joy in her new role. Our former President, M. Hadrien Mangeat, remains a member of the Executive board. We are very grateful to him for his presidency over the past five years.

05 December 2016

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OneAction recently won the 2016 Bourse de l’Engagement of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation for it’s project One meal a day! This award will cover the costs linked to the schoolchildren’s meals during 7 months, and will fund exams allowing 8 students to access higher education. Thank you to our loyal volunteer Panos, employee of the Lagardère group, who presented the project, and to the Foundation for its precious support!

20 October 2016

News 20 202016 20 20support 20oneaction 20at 20the 20course 20de 20l escalade

The next Course de l'Escalade will be held on Saturday, December 3rd. This Geneva tradition has become an opportunity for OneAction and friends to meet up and support one of our projects. Come have fun with the rest of our team! This year, the money raised will contribute to funding One meal a day, a project that aims to daily offer a well-balanced meal to school children in our partner school in Bodh Gaya, India.

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06 May 2016

News 20 202016 20 20oneaction 20debates 20at 20the 20impact 20hub 20in 20geneva

Last week, OneAction participated in a panel discussion organized by Shyft at the Impact Hub. After a screening of the documentary Poverty, Inc., panellists were invited to share their views on the many failures linked with the development aid sector, criticized in the film for being “a multibillion dollar poverty industry”. The discussions reinforced OneAction’s views according to which responsible, long-lasting help comes with self-sustainability.