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High quality honey now produced in Sofala

Since April 2016 SustainableEnergy has been supporting ADEL Sofala in the implementation of a EU supported honey value chain project. The project is part of a larger EU programme intended to spark new energy into rural economic development in several provinces of Mozambique. Moses Kakanu who is the project coordinator to ADEL explains the latest developments: “After…

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New communication platform shall strengthen the global voice for climate action

Working with transboundary issues like climate change, provides for a unique opportunity to discuss effective ways and means to advocate for both local and global climate action. In early 2018, SustainableEnergy will take the first steps to form an inter-continental communication alliance, working together in a programmatic communication platform. Communication staff from a variety of…

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Update from the PIPA project – Promoting the Implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa

In November, the five partners SustainableEnergy (SE), International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE), Suswatch-Kenya, Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) and Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization (TaTEDO) met in Bonn in relation to COP23. The PIPA project seeks to increase the ambitions for low emission targets and poverty reduction in the implementation of the Paris…

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Update from the Miniwind project in Kenya

The Kenya Miniwind project has now been running since September. The project consists of SustainableEnergy, Vestas Wind Systems, Technical University of Denmark, Kenya Climate Innovation Center and Rural Electrification Authority in Kenya, all partnering together for a four-year project focusing on hybrid mini-grid development in rural Kenya in order to contribute to poverty reduction, stimulate…

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Travel plans for the SE team the next 3 months

The DaCCA programme, Kenya. Finn Tobiesen and Lars Jacobsen will visit Kenya between 20th and 29th September. A main purpose of their mission is to meet and be debriefed by an external consulting team who has been charged with conducting a major midterm review of the DaCCA programme. The visit will also include a discussion…

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Introducing new climate change campaign

SustainableEnergy has developed a new advocacy campaign on climate change. The title of the campaign is “Take Climate Action”, and was launched in Denmark earlier this year. The main objective is to raise awareness in Denmark on the consequences of climate change for vulnerable groups in different African countries. The campaign will mobilize the Danish…

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PIPA project

Promoting Implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa – with a focus on pro-poor emission development (PIPA) January 31st, the new project Promoting Implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa – with a focus on pro-poor emission development (PIPA) will be kicked off when all the partners meet for an inception workshop in…

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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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