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Kenya Miniwind

Full title: Supporting sustainable mini-grid development and local production of wind turbines using the case of Kenya The Kenya Miniwind project aims to explore and develop a market for a partly locally produced kW wind turbine PV mini-grid, for rural electrification in order to reduce the cost of electricity and support local value creation. On…

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Climate change policies and CSO participation

Kenya went to the polling stations on 8th of August for presidential and county election. As in previous elections, very little policy was discussed. None of the presidential candidates have seriously addressed the major problems the country faces including the growing youth unemployment, the great inequality and effects of climate change and corruption. However, in…

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Promoting Implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa with a focus on pro-poor low emission development (PIPA)

The purpose of the project is to promote the implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa, focusing on increasing climate ambitions and integrating poverty alleviation. The project’s goal is to increase civil society’s influence in the adjustment process of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and long-term low-emission development strategies (LEDS) in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The…

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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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Model for none-grid

Model for none-grid electrification: Mrs. Onyangos dream has come through. There is electric light in her house. She can listen to the radio and charge her mobile phone. A Solar Home System (SHS) has been installed in her home and she pays back 0,5 USD a day to the provider through the pay-as-you-go system (a…

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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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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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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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Devolution and 
Climate Change Adaptation in Western Kenya

The DaCCA program seeks to take advantage from the possibilities appearing in the new Kenyan constitution (2010) introducing devolved governance at both political and administrative levels. Under the devolution act 15% of central government revenues are planned to be transferred to the county governments with an intention of institutionalizing public participation in planning and decision…

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Energy, Environment and Democratic Development

Frame agreement with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida). Describes the strategic orientation in a four years’ perspective. Provides funding for country programmes in Kenya and Mozambique. Due to a general cut in the Danish ODA in 2015 Mali country activities were phased out by the end of 2016.

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