Youth Baton has reached more than 50.000 youths in the 4 countries The youth project #YouthBaton implemented by SustainableEnergy in cooperation with Umande Trust (Kenya), MFC (Mali), CEAS (Burkina Faso) and Livaningo (Mozambique) is now completed. The project explored new ways of engaging in meaningful campaign partnerships between estab-lished national NGOs and smaller youth groups.…

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Travel plans for the SE team the next 3 months: In mid September we are visiting Kisumu in Kenya to meet up with the program coordinating committee of the DaCCA program. On the agenda is an assessment of early progress of the newly approved climate projects and joint discussions with local county authorities on how…

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New project in the Sofala province sets out to improve economic development and reduce poverty by assisting beekeepers On April 1st 2016 SustainableEnergy launched a new project called ProDEl in Mozambique in collaboration with its local partner ADEL to improve the value chain of honey production. ADEL has since 2006 been engaged in the honey…

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Devolution and Climate Change Adaptation – a new program in Western Kenya: SustainableEnergy has been engaged in Kenya since 2006 with projects in Kisumu and Nairobi. In 2014 SE decided to expand the number of partners in order to become a more robust frame organisation. The decision was combined with a strategic choice to start…

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Successful #YouthBaton meeting in Burkina Faso In January 2016, 21 youth volunteers and coordinators of the #YouthBaton project met in Burkina Faso to strengthen ties across borders and to learn from each other and exchange best practices to tackle climate change. Furthermore, the meeting facilitated a fruitful opportunity for both African and Danish volunteers to…

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Consequences of coal for human rights in Africa: Are human rights and coal production connected? During COP21, SE visited a panel debate on “Digging deeper: Tracking North to South coal impacts on human rights”. Case studies from South Africa, Egypt, Columbia and India visualized how local municipalities are suffering, and yet they still depend on…

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Join forces – and change will happen: Interview with Hamid: Hamid Taybo is Director for ADEL in Beira, Mozambique. 1. How do you see the connection between COP21 and ADEL in Mozambique? ADEL’s work in Mozambique is of course a small contribution to fight climate change, but the activities we have integrated at community level…

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A perspective from Mali During the COP21 SustainableEnergy met with Zakara Mamane. Zakara is the coordinator for the Youth Baton programme in Mali, and works on a daily basis for MFC. According to Zakara, as the climate is changing its usual patterns it is central to increase the support to countries like Mali with improved…

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One of the panel debates SustainableEnergy participated in was entitled: “Building/habitat: A major asset for climate change adaption and mitigation.” During the debate it once again became clear how important housing and building are for climate change adaptation. During the debate examples from different countries, such as Senegal and Afghanistan, were presented. Marilin Diara, Minister…

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Changing gender roles in Mali is good for the environment: Although women in Mali are the main providers and users of environmental resources, women are not very present in local decision-making bodies: “In some places, it is the village elders who decide and women are often not mentioned”, says Rokiatou Sylla Ouatarra, project coordinator in…

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