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The International Network for Sustainable Energy is a network of more than 140 NGOs that are working for sustainable energy solutions to protect the environment and reduce poverty.


December 2-13, 2019


INFORSE plans to participate with side event and exhibition.
EASE-CA East Africa baselines 2019 October 7, 2019 - PUBLICATION LAUNCH
EASE-CA Project Publications of Baselines on
Sustainable Energy and Climate Solutions:

East Africa Regional & International Baseline
Kenya Baseline by SusWatch
Uganda Baseline by UCSD
Tanzania Baseline by TaTEDO
District Baseline in Uganda by JEEP
Download publications from the EASE-CA Project's web page
October 7, 2019
Uganda NGO Coalition Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Energy
Contact: UCSD , Uganda
  September 25, 2019
Kenya NGO Coalition Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Energy
Contact: SusWatch Kenya
  September 27, 2019
Tanzania NGO Coalition Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Energy
Contact: TaTEDO, Tanzania
 UGANDA PRESS STATEMENT September 25, 2019 - Uganda National Energy and Minerals Week
Press Release: Uganda should Scale up Energy Efficiency to Secure Sustainable Energy for ALL and to Increase Local Climate Action
by UCSD, JEEP, INFORSE-East Africa

Download: Press Release (2 pages pdf, 0.5 MB)
Global Climate Strike September 20 2019
September 20, 2019

Global Climate Strike

Join, millions of climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Our house is on fire —let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.
INFORSE's website joined with a banner.

More: & Join
UN Climate Summit 2019UN Climate Act NOW portal September 23, 2019

UN Climate Action Summit, New York
Just Before the UN General Assembly

- UN Climate Action Summit 2019 and
- UN Climate Action Now
INFORSE-EASE Africa logo
EASE-CA Project meeting July 2019

July, 2019 - Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania

NEW(!) EASE-CA NGO Cooperation Project Start

Title of Project: East African Civil Society for Sustainable Energy & Climate Action

Period: July 2019- July 2022

Read more: EASE-CA Project

Katowice, Poland

Side Event: December 7, 2018, 15.00-16.30
Room: Warmia

Exhibition: December 3-14, 2018

More: Side Event and Exhibition

- Policy Brief INFORSE East Africa for COP24 (pdf)
- Policy Brief - Guideline social effects of large-scale renewables; West Africa (pdf)
Read: Short Review: What was decided at COP24 (pdf)

West Africa policy bief 2018

ACE WEst Africa

November 14, 2018 - Senegal

NFORSE West African organisations presented recommendations for the social content of renewable energy, in particular how to organise renewable energy projects that yield local benefits and that not become problems for the communities around them.

The recommendations were the results of dialogues initiated in the 3 countries, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. They set the stage for further expanded dialogues and further in-depth analysis to arrive at an approach that can guide future renewable energy developments.

The recommendations were presented at a side-event during the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF), November 13-14, Dakar, Senegal.
At the end of the side-event, the facilitator, Secou Sarr, ENDA, invited all stakeholders to take part in continued dialogues for development of inclusive guidelines for renewable for energy plants with local benefits.

Roundtable Panelists were: Charles D. Konseibo CEAS Burkina, Ousmane Ouattara, MFC Nyetaa; Hyancith Elayo, Policy Analyst, ECREEE; Djimingue Nanasta, ENDA; Emmanuel Kabore, APER.
From INFORSE Secretariat: Gunnar Boye Olesen participated at the event..

Read the Policy Brief with the Recommendations pdf English and pdf French

ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum:


Bamako Declaration 2018

8-10 November, 2018
2nd World Community Power Conference, Bamako, Mali
Bamako Community Power Declaration

More than 300 people met and agreed a declaration for the development of community power globally.

Read: Declaration

Peoples Climate March September 8, 2018
September 8, 2018
People's Climate March

On 7 continents, in 95 countries, with 900+ actions, people worldwide demanded real climate action from their local leaders.
More: - -
July 18, 2018 - The UN High Level Political Forum 2018 made a Ministerial Declaration that is calling for actions for sustainable energy.
Read the UN Declaration on Sustainable Energy (pdf).
  May 21-24, 2018
Nairobi, Kenya

PIPA Project Meeting, INFORSE East Africa
& INFORSE Coordinator's Meeting
INFORSE SUSWATCH INSEDA Side Event and Exhibition UNFCCC SB 48  Bonn May 1 2018
April 30 to May 10, 2018
Bonn, Germany

- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - SBI 48
Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)

April 30 - May 10, 2018

May 1, 2018
Presentations by UCSD (Uganda), SusWatch (Kenya) and TaTEDO (Tanzania).

Launch of Policy Brief and Publication: White Paper: Eco-Village Development Mitigation and Adaptation.

May 6, 2018
Talanoa Dialogue Story from Uganda, East Africa by Richard Kimbowa

Read more at INFORSE at SB48.
and at PIPA Project.
Sustainable Energy News: Issue No. 82 April 2018
April 2018
Sustainable Energy News: Issue No. 82

Editorial: Climate Change & Poverty: Problems to Be Solved
• 3-page article on Promoting Implementation of the Paris Agreement (PIPA) in East Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania

Download the whole issue: PDF file (pdf, 1.7 MB)

Project Workshops in East Africa and West Africa.
See more at
PIPA Project and at ACE Project

November, 2017
The LVEMP II Civil Society Watch E-bulletin: Article: Southern CSOs at COP23 in Bonn Call for Stronger NDCs, LEDs and ‘ParisRulebook for Poverty Reduction and Local Village Development.
Link: Issue: November 2017

Read more:
- PIPA Project
November 6-17, 2017, Bonn, Germany
November 9: Side Event with INFORSE-East Africa participation

Read more:
- PIPA Project
SEN 81 INFORSE 25 years issue
November 2017
New Issue of Sustainable Energy News
No. 81: incl. 3-page article on PIPA Project in East Africa
PDF file (pdf, 1.7 MB)
INFORSE 1992-2017

INFORSE was formed in Rio at the NGO Global Forum parallel to the "Earth Summit" UNCED Conference 25 years ago on June 4, 1992.
We are celebrating this during the year with several events including
events at COP23 in November, 2017.

Article INFORSE established in 1992

Read article on the creation of the network in "Soft Energy Worldwide" in 1992.

The founding people and organisations were: Hans Bjerregaard and Gunnar Boye Olesen (OVE, Denmark), Adam Gula (PKE, Poland), Emilio Lebre la Rovera (IED, Brazil), Martin P. Beaulieu (REDES, Uruguay), Waldo Bustamente (Tekhne, Chile), Howard Geller (ACEEE, USA), Alden Meyer (UCS, USA);
Stephen Karekezi (FWD, Kenya), Youba Sokona (ENDA, Senegal), Raymond Myles (AFPRO, India), Benjamin Gertes (PCAT, Phillipines).
May 29 2017
INFORSE is DEEPLY CONCERNED on the latest development of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI)

Letter of Complaint over the EU Involvement of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative and the Validation of Projects without Due Screening
Read: INFORSE Coordinators' letter on May 29, 2017, 2 pages, pdf file.
Regional Studies of the ACE West Africa Project Brochure of the ACE West Africa Project

June-December 2017
Regional and National Baseline Studies:
Accelerating Implementation of Regional Policies on Clean Energy in West Africa

Read more: ACE Project
PIPA Reports PIPA POlicy Brief

May 12, 2017
Launch of Policy Brief at UNFCCC SBI46, Bonn, Germany

May 8, 2017
Launch of 4 Publications - PIPA Baseline Studies:
National: Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
Regional: East Africa

Download the Policy Brief and Publications from: PIPA Project

Inception meeting in February
April-May 2017
First Capacity Building Workshops in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda

Read more: PIPA Project
31 January- 3 February, 2017
Joint PIPA Inception Meeting

Place: Nairobi, Kenya

Read more: PIPA Project
New Project in East Africa:
Promoting the Implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa (PIPA)
In the Project, INFORSE is cooperating with TaTEDO in Tanzania, Suswatch Kenya, and Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) and SustainableEnergy in Denmark (project leader).

Read more: PIPA Project
New Project in West Africa:
Accelerating Implementation of Regional Policies on Clean Energy (ACE)
In the Project, INFORSE is cooperating with ENDA (INFORSE coordinator) in Senegal, CEAS in Burkina Faso, MFC in Mali, JVE in Benin, OPED in Togo, AFHON in Cote d’Ivoire, CODDAE in Niger, and SustainableEnergy in Denmark (project leader).

Read more: ACE Project
7-17 November, 2016
INFORSE at UNFCCC COP22, Morocco in the Blue Zone:

SIDE EVENT: November 11, 2016
Time: 16:45-18:15 Room: 6

EXHIBITION: November 7-18, 2016 (2 weeks)

Read more: INFORSE at COP22
20 May, 2016
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - SB 44
Time: 16:45 - 18:15, Room: Berlin

Title: South Asian Eco-Village Solutions in NDCs and Climate Finance: Renewable Energy, Organic Farming

See Program at INFORSE at UNFCCC SB 44.
Welcome Paris COP21 Agreement - Eiffel tour in Globe
December 12, 2015 - UNFCCC COP21 Agreement by 195 states is a reality !

"Welcome to a New World of "Paris" Climate Action"

.. Important step forward, even though it is NOT perfect.
by Gunnar Boye Olesen

Read evaluation of the Agreement: here.

December 2015 - Paris, France

NGOs from INFORSE-Africa participated at the Conference together with other INFORSE organisations.
Read more at: INFORSE-Arfica at the UN

December 3, 2015 - INFORSE Side Event at the UNFCCC Conference
Title: Fair Low/Zero Carbon & 100% RE Strategies, South & North Countries, Villages, incl Women Initiatives

December 8, 2015 -
INFORSE Side Event at the Climate Generations areas organised by the French Government
Title: Promoting Pro-Poor Low Carbon Development Pathways with Gender Focus

Read Proceedings of the side events: INFORSE at COP21


December 2015
Sustainable Energy News: Issue No. 77

Inside including:
• Climate COP21 - Can it Break the Deadlock?
• Low-Carbon Strategies in East & West Africa, and South Asia
Eco-Village Development in South Asia

- Light over Africa by Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Download pdf version and contents.

November 2-3 and 5, 2015
Low-Carbon and Pro-Poor Strategies were discussed in Dakar, Senegal at ENDA-Energie and at ECOWAS Conference. From INFORSE Gunnar Boye Olesen also participated.
Read more on the Low-Carbon Development Project.
2014 - 2016:
Launch Project: Low Carbon Strategies - NGO Networks' Cooperation Project
in East & West Africa, South Asia and Latin America: Promoting Pro-Poor Low-Carbon Development Strategies
December 2014
Update Publication: "Combining Energy Access and Climate Protection"

- How energy can be provided sustainable, reducing emissions and increasing well being
Update: Two cases added from Nepal and Bangladesh.
Cases in Africa and in Asia. Compiled by the INFORSE members.
First launched at UNFCCC COP19 in Poland, 2013, and in June 2014 in Bonn.
Publication is one of the results of the "Southern Voices on Climate Change" Project.

Read: Brochure with Contents and Contacts (pdf, 4-page)
Download the full text as pdf from Publication.
Read more on the INFORSE-Africa involvement of the Southern Voices Project

30 October, 2014
Seminar: Southern Voices on Climate Change Program (2011-2014)
Learning from Southern Voices: How to make advocacy on climate change more effective.

Place: Copenhagen, Denmark.
Organizers: Consortium including CARE-Denmark (lead agency), Sustainable Energy Denmark (in cooperation with INFORSE), IBIS, DanChurchAid, CAN, and IIED.

Read more:
- Program: Seminar Program, October 30, 2014
- Publication: Climate Change Advocacy Toolkit
- INFORSE-Africa at Southern Voices on Climate Change in Africa.

4 June 2014 - Bonn, Germany
UN Climate Change COP Pre-Conference to COP19.
Launch of Publication: "Combining Energy Access and Climate Protection"

- How energy can be provided sustainable, reducing emissions and increasing well being
Cases in Africa and Asia. Compiled by the INFORSE members.
The Draft was Launched at UNFCCC COP19 in Poland, 2013.
Read: Leaflet with Front page and Contents. (pdf, 2-page)
Download Publication. The full text is available as pdf.
Southern Voices
April 28 - May 1, 2014 - Togo
Regional NGO Meeting and INFORSE-West Africa Regional Meeting in Togo.

Contact: INFORSE-West Africa c/o ENDA-Energy.

11-22 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland
INFORSE - Africa participates at UNFCCC COP 19

18 November, 2013, Time: 16.45-18.15

11-22 November 2013

Title: "New Solutions of Climate Mitigation in South & North; NGO Voices; Technology Mechanism"

Presentations from INFORSE-Africa:
- Mahamadou Diarra from Mali Folkecenter
- Djimingue Nanasta from ENDA/INFORSE West Africa Coordinator, Senegal
See Proceedings, Pictures at INFORSE-AIWC-HELIO Side Event.

INFORSE has Consultative status at the UNFCCC and ECOSOC.
Read on INFORSE-Africa's participation on previous UN Conferences

Southern Voices
19 November 2013 - Warsaw Poland
Side Event: Southern Advocacy and Campaign Experiences: Including the "Southern Voices on Climate Change" Program, where INFORSE Africa is active.
Read more on SV COP19 Side Event

7-9 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland
Pre-COP19 International Training Workshop: Advocacy & Campaign Strategies to Counter Climate Change.
Organised by the Southern Voices on Climate Change Project.
Read more on SV Pre-COP19 Workshop
INFORSE Publication Energy Access and Climate
18 November 2013
Launch of Publication (draft): "Combining Energy Access and Climate Protection"

- How energy can be provided with sustainable energy, reducing emissions and increasing well being"
Cases in Asia and Africa
Compiled by the INFORSE members.
Draft Launched at UNFCCC COP19.
Read Contents (1 page pdf)
Final Version is Online from June 2014.
Full pdf file, 4.8 MB, 78 pages, Gender in Sustainable Energy News 2001-2012

Reader: Gender Climate and Energy 2001-2012

Compilation of Articles on Gender in Sustainable Energy News

Read more and download the Publication: SEN Gender.
INFORSE Publication Energy Access
2012-13 Publication Energy Access Cases in Africa and Asia
Compiled by the INFORSE members
2013: News from INFORSE - West Africa:

- 4-18 June 2013: " Environmental Pact" by the Civil Society in Mali Launched in a Forum organised by the Ministry. It was drafted Mali-Folkecenter in collaboration with the Malian Civil Society Network on Climate Change since 2012.

- 17-21 April 2013: "Declaration of Conakry" from the Réseau Climat Développement Annual Meeting in Conakry, Guinea. 20 participants from 17 countries, including INFORSE members like ENDA and Mali Folkecenter.

- 6 February 2013: Workshop on Sustainable Biofuels in Mali organised by Mali Folkecenter.

- 20-21 February, 2013: Capacity building and Inception meeting of the project on Vulnerability Assessment and Integration of Climate Change into Local Development Plans of two districts in Dakar and Fatick in Senegal.
2013: News from INFORSE - East Africa:

- October 2013: INFORSE Regional Meeting in East Africa on NGO capacity building.
2012 - 2014
The "Southern Voices" on Climate Change Capacity Building Programme continues with Phase 2.
The capacity building of INFORSE-West Africa and East Africa is coordinated by VedvarendeEnergi - a Danish Member of the Program's Consortium and the INFORSE-West Africa Coordinator (ENDA) and INFORSE East Africa Coordinator (CDI).

November-December, 2012, Doha, Qatar
INFORSE-Africa participated at UNFCCC COP 18.

Title: Climate-proofing Affordable Energy Services: Local Experiences that Support Sustainable Development

Presentations from INFORSE-Africa:
- Djimingue Nanasta from ENDA/INFORSE West Africa Coordinator, Senegal
- Pierre Dembele from Mali Folkecenter
- Yaovi Joseph Kogbe, FOE Togo / HELIO International
See Proceedings, Pictures at INFORSE-HELIO Side Event.

INFORSE has Consultative status at the UNFCCC and ECOSOC.
Read on INFORSE-Africa's participation on previous UN Conferences

Southern Voices
21-23 November 2012, Doha Qatar
Pre-COP18 International Training Workshop:
Climate Change Advocacy

Organised by the Southern Voices on Climate Change Project
Read more on SV Pre-COP18 Workshop
June 2012 - Rio+20, Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). Read: INFORSE at Rio+20 (UNCSD)
21 May, 2012 - Bonn Germany
New report by the Southern Voices programme, involving
INFORSE, Climate Action Network, CLACC and other networks:
Report Reveals Key Role for Civil Society in Policymaking in a Changing Climate

Download the Report from the Project's web site:
Press Release: pdf file (21 kB)

Read more on INFORSE at the Southern Voices Project.
2011 - 2012: News from INFORSE - East Africa
- January 2012: INFORSE-East African NGO Meeting on Financing Renewable Energy, Kampala, Uganda.
- October 2011: East African NGOs Meeting on Energy
- 25 August 2011: INFORSE National NGO Meeting, Kampala, Uganda
2011 - 2012: News from INFORSE - West Africa
January 19, 2012: INFORSE-West Africa Meeting in Niamey
28 November - 9 December, 2011, Durban, South Africa
INFORSE participated as NGO observer at the UNFCCC COP17.
INFORSE participation included: Exhibition and a Side Event on Friday, December 2, 2011.
Several INFORSE Africa members participated (e.g. CDI, Uganda; ENDA, Senegal; Mali Folkecenter).
See more at INFORSE at COP17
Jan 2011 - June 2012
INFORSE Participates in the "Southern Voices" on Climate Change capacity building programme with focus on African and South Asian INFORSE regions and NGOs.
13-17 June, 2011
INFORSE participates as observer to the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations in Bonn, represented by Timothy Byakola, INFORSE East Africa.
29 November - 10 December, 2010
INFORSE participated as NGO observer at the UNFCCC COP16, Cancun, Mexico.
Among the INFORSE members the delegates were:
- Emil Bedi, INFORSE-Europe Coordinator /FAE, Slovakia
- Raymond Myles, INFORSE-South Asia Coordinator /INSEDA, India
- Secou Sarr, ENDA, INFORSE-Africa Coordinator
- Pierre Dembele, Mali Folkecenter / HELIO International
- GERES, France
From INFORSE Africa participated: ENDA (Senegal) and Mali Folkecenter. ENDA also participated with its own exhibition stall.

Read more at INFORSE-Europe's website.

3 December, 2010:
Launch of a new NGO project “Southern Voices Capacity Building Programme"
The 2011-2012 Project is coordinated by CARE Denmark and is funded by DANIDA. INFORSE-Africa is participating.
The involved INFORSE organisations among others: From Africa: ENDA, and the Mali Folkecenter. From Europe: The Danish Organisation for Sustainable Energy (VE), From Asia: INSEDA, India.

Top from left:
William Chadza, CEPA, Civil Society Network on Climate Change, Malawi; Boubakar Fall, CLACC fellow, ENDA, Senegal; Emmanuel Seck, CAN West Africa, ENDA, Senegal; Hannah Reid, IIED; Ange David Baime, JVE, Ivory Coast, member of WANET CSD; Sherpard Zvigadza, CLACC fellow, ZERO, Zimbabwe; Poul Erik Lauridsen, CARE Denmark; Pierre Dembele, WANET CSD, Mali Folkecenter, Mali; Maiga Mahamadou Farga, CLACC Fellow, Amade Pelcode, Mali; Mónica Lópes Baltodano, Suswatch, Nicaragua.

Bottom from left: Moussa Na Abou Mamouda, AfricaAdapt, ENDA, Senegal (previous CLACC Fellow); Sanjay Vashist, CAN South Asia; Charles Meschack, Tanzania Forest Conservation Group, member of Accra Caucus on REDD and Forests; Achala Chandani, CLACC Fellow Bangladesh, Caritas Bangladesh; Taukei Kitara, TuCAN, Tuvalu; Vivian Lanuza, Suswatch, Guatemala, Fundacion Solar; Raymond Myles, INFORSE South Asia, Inseda, India; Marstella Jack, CAN Micronesia; Maria Isabel Olazabal, Ibis Central America; Peter With, Coordinator, Southern Voices Capacity Building Programme; Mahima Njaidi, Mjumita Forest Network, Tanzania; Raja Jarrah, Care Tanzania – Accra Caucus; Betty, Mjumita Forest Network, Tanzania; Oumar Tankari, Care Niger; Maïmouna Konaré, FEMNET Mali, AWLAE; Elvin Nyakura, CLACC Fellow Kenya, ACTS.

Read more at the INFORSE at "Southern Voices on Climate Change" Project.

December 7-18, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark
INFORSE participated as NGO observer at the UNFCCC COP15.
INFORSE also had an exhibition stall and a side event both at the Bella center and at the Klimaforum at the DGI-Byen Center.
From the INFORSE Africa Coordinators participated: ENDA (Senegal), Earthlife Africa (South Africa), CDI (Uganda). ENDA also participated with its own exhibition stall.

Read more on the INFORSE-Africa's participation at COP15:
- INFORSE at COP15 (overview)
- December 14, 2009, COP15 Side Event at the Bella Center, Proceedings and Pictures
- December 9, 2009, COP15 side Event at the Klimaforum09, Pictures and Proceedings

- INFORSE exhibitions at Klimaforum'09 and at the Bella Center

2009 April:

INFORSE-members Cooperation Project in Uganda.
JEEP, Nordic Folkecenter, Mali Folkecenter

2009 January:

Publication of INFORSE-East Africa Cooperation
Sustainable Energy Solutions in East Africa
CDI, TaTEDO, FoE Norway (link)

December 15, 2008
INFORSE participated as NGO observer at the UNFCCC COP14, December 1-12, 2008.
INFORSE also had an exhibition stall and a side event.
From the INFORSE Africa Coordinators participated: ENDA (Senegal) and Earthlife Africa (South Africa). ENDA also participated with its own exhibition stall.
Read more on the INFORSE participation at the conference at COP14

July, 2008
- German Volunteers to Africa: If your organisation in Africa, would like to host a young volunteer from Germany, please read the German INFORSE member Artefact's call: Solivol.

July, 2008 - Play to electricity in Namibia. Article in Sustainable Energy News (SEN). See at p.9 in SEN # 61.

INFORSE-Africa participated at the UN CSD 15, 2007 and CSD 14 2006. See more at UN CSD. in
Renewables 2004 Conference in Bonn
INFORSE-Africa participated in the the International Renewable Energy Conference in Bonn, June 2004.
You can find news about INFORSE - Africa in Sustainable Energy News as well as news about NGO activities and international processes for sustainable energy.
Gender Theme in Sustainable Energy News!
Link to the articles on Gender. Inputs are welcome to Judit Szoleczky Email:

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Created: March 2005. Last updated: October 2019