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Conference : Does rye growing have a future in Valais ?

During her residence in Bellwald, the Mongolian artist Sunderiya Erdenesaikhan focused on the topic of the culinary heritage of Valais. In this context and in collaboration with the Erlebniswelt Roggen, the Grafschat Kultur cooperative and the Binntal Landscape Park, you will learn more about the history of rye cultivation in Valais and the commitment of associations and cooperatives to preserving the rye tradition.


17 February 2024, 16.15-17.30

Station Ritz, Niederwald


SMArt at Global Forum on Migration and Development 2024

Created in 2007, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is a state-led, informal and non-binding process, which helps shape the global debate on migration and development. It provides a flexible, multi-stakeholder space where governments can discuss the multi-dimensional aspects, opportunities and challenges related to migration, development, and the link between these two areas. The GFMD process allows governments – in partnership with civil society, the private sector, local and regional governments, youth, the UN system and other relevant stakeholders – to analyze and discuss sensitive issues, create consensus, pose innovative solutions, and share policy and practices. It will happen from 23 to 25 of January 2024 in the CICG, Geneva.


SMArt program will be present at the heart of the CICG with a selection of the artwork of five artists, who worked on the theme of migration during their residency in the frame of the SMArt program: Lavonne Bosman (South Africa), M’hammed Kilito (Morocco), Hasan Belal (Syria), Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo (Colombia) and Yassine Sellame (Morocco).


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