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COP 21: Perspective from Mali

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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COP21: Sustainable housing

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

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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Human Rights

Human Rights make a difference for sustainable development in Kenya: If you work with development assistance, you cannot avoid hearing about ‘the rights based approach’ where your intervention must be based on the UN’s declaration of human rights. This also goes for SustainableEnergy where human rights are operationalized in four principles: Participation, Accountability, Non-discrimination and…

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Success in Paris?

We need to understand each other for success in Paris: In November, the world’s leaders will meet in Paris to try and find a way to stop global warming – yet again. It is the 21st climate conference and SustainableEnergy will participate in the event with several of our African partners. “The biggest barrier for…

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Youth inspires youth

Youth inspires youth across continents: Cykla Ya tak! African youth activists met with SustainableEnergy’s youth volunteers in UngEnergi (Danish for Young Energy) in Denmark. During a whole week in May, the youth activist from Europe and Africa discussed methods and techniques to raise awareness among other youth about climate change. “The sharing sessions with other…

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New partners in West Kenya

New partners in West Kenya: CREP, Osienala, Vired and SusWatch have recently joined SustainableEnergy’s portfolio of partners in West Kenya. The four new partners have all signed contracts for initial one-year projects: CREP and Osienala work with vulnerable communities around Lake Victoria. Osienala is engaged in the promotion of efficient stoves, while CREP focuses on…

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Maputo youth take the baton

Maputo youth take the baton “Use improved stoves to reduce charcoal consumption” – this was the central message in Maputo during the first round of campaigns in the Youth baton project. The overall theme in this round was renewable energy and Maputo youth groups had chosen to single out one technology: Efficient charcoal stoves. The…

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