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Mali

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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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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New record for micro credit

In March 2015, a micro credit cooperation between SustainableEnergy, MFC Nyetaa, and the micro credit institution Nyetaa Finance set a new record: 728 approved loans of a total 900.000 DKK.

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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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