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Villagers ban logging

Poor women in rural areas of Mali have a significant income in selling firewood to consumers in the nearby towns. The income is typically used for food, school fees, medical expenses and transport. Larger commercial enterprises from nearby towns often compete with villagers on the utilisation of the same resources. Unsustainable cutting of trees, however,…

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Community based mini-grid

Cooperation between Danish private companies and development agencies has a high priority in Denmark’s new development policy. Recently, SustainableEnergy in collaboration with the Danish wind turbine manufacturer VESTAS, Technical University of Denmark and Kenya Climate Innovation Centre received approval of support to a 5 years’ mini-grid development project in rural Kenya. Existing mini-grids typically run…

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Accelerating Clean Energy

Accelerating Clean Energy in West Africa: Climate change is felt worldwide, and in already vulnerable countries the consequences are particularly severe. In spite of the challenges West African countries are committed to the climate agenda. In the newly launched SustainableEnergy project “Accelerating Implementation of Regional Policies on Clean Energy in West Africa”, CSO partners are…

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Youths in 4 countries

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

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 Sofala

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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New program in Kenya

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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#YouthBaton meeting

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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COP21: Consequences of coal

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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COP 21: Interview with Hamid

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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