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UN UNHLDE ENERGY2021 - June, 2021 Side Event June 22 2021

Ministerial Thematic Forums
- June, 2021

INFORSE Side Event: 22 June, 2021
6 AM-7 AM, New York time, VIRTUAL

Title: Local Solutions, Eco-Village Development, 100% Renewables, E-2/3 wheelers; South Asia & East Africa


Session 1) Eco-Village Development (EVD) as Multi-Sectoral Intervention in South Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka).
* We exhibited: How a basket of local sustainable-energy solutions of the EVD Concept with participatory and inclusive planning serve SDG7and in the process several other SDGs at the same time.
* We showcased: Solutions of Energy Assess and Transition including Solar Home Systems, Solar peer-to-peer Mini Grids, Improved Water Mills, Micro-hydro, Solar Pumps, Improved Cookstoves, Domestic Biogas, Solar Dryers, and methods involving local people, CSOs, women, self-help groups, microcredit, municipalities. Collaborative work of Grameen Shakti achieving Just & Inclusiveness by promoting women in power sector under WePOWER initiative and Energy Transition Platform to advocate for fossil-fuel-free energy.

Download Presentations:
- Introduction by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE (pdf file, 0.8 MB);
- Eco-Village Development and WePower Inititaive in Bangladesh by Sohel Ahmed, Grameen Shakti, (pdf file, 1.2 MB);
- Eco Village Development in India by Sanjiv Natan, INSEDA/ INFORSE-SouthAsia India (pdf file, 1.4 MB);
- Eco-Village Development in Sri Lanka by Dumindu Herath, IDEA Sri Lanka (pdf file);
- Eco-Vilage Development in Nepal by Niraj Shrestha, CRT, Nepal (pdf file, 0.8 MB);

Session 2) Online Catalogue of 60+ Successful Local Sustainable Solutions in East Africa (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya).
* We showed: NEW method spreading knowledge on Energy Access solutions, which benefit to several SDGs: improved cookstoves, efficient baking ovens, E-pressure cookers, solar dryers, PV powering mini grids and water pumps, household biogas, and bicycles.

Download Presentations:
- INFORSE-EastAfrica/TaTEDO, Tanzania by Jensen Shuma/Mary Swai, (pdf file).
- Catalogue of Climate Solutions in East Africa by EASECA Project partners (Online/Offline) by Wendy Mitoko, Suswatch Kenya (1.3 MB pdf file).

3) Energy Transitions through 100 % Renewable Scenarios and Plans Globally, from Denmark to Kenya and Uganda; and Successes, Challenges in Innovations in Sustainable Local Transport with Electric Bicycles in Europe & electric 3-wheelers in Bangladesh.

Download Presentations:
- Introduction to 100 % Renewables & E-bikes in Europe by Gunnar Boye Olesen (pdf, 1.4 MB)
- 100 % renewables scenario in Kenya by Justus Munyoki, Suswatch Kenya (pdf file, 0.7 MB);
- 100 % renewables scenario in Ugnada Richard Kimbowa UCSD, Uganda (pdf file, 0.7 MB);

- Electric 3-wheelers in Bangladesh and Energy Compact by Sohel Ahmed, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh (pdf file, 1.2 MB);

By Sohel Ahmed, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh; Sanjiv Natan, INSEDA/INFORSE-SouthAsia India; Dumindu Herath, IDEA Sri Lanka; Niraj Shrestha, CRT, Nepal; Jensen Shuma/Mary Swai, INFORSE-EastAfrica / TaTEDO, Tanzania; Wendy Mitoko, Suswatch Kenya; Gunnar B. Olesen, INFORSE; Justus Munyoki, Suswatch Kenya; Richard Kimbowa UCSD, Uganda. Moderator: Judit Szoleczky, INFORSE.

Organised by INFORSE with Grameen Shakti (both with UN ECOSOC consultative status) in cooperation with INFORSE Regional and National Coordinators in East Africa, South Asia, and Europe.

- We are looking forward to this opportunity to present our activities, meeting you virtually and get your opinion and suggestions.

Program: INFORSE Side Event at UN Energy2021 on June 22, 2021 Program (pdf)

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INFORSE Projects/Themes:

EASE-CA Project in East Africa by INFORSE-East Africa: SusWatch Kenya, UCSD and JEEP in Uganda, TaTEDO in Tanzania; INFORSE, and Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy in Denmark.

Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project by INFORSE-South Asia: INSEDA in India, Grameen Shakti in Bangladesh, IDEA in Sri Lanka, CRT-N in Nepal; INFORSE, DIB in Denmark and CANSA.

INFORSE 100% Renewable Scenarios Global, EU & National

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Event: UNFCCC COP26 INFORSE Side Event & Exhibition: Nov 5 2021
SIDE EVENT: - Organised by INFORSE - INSEDA - SusWatch - SE
November 5, 2021 - Time: 11:30-12:45 GMT
och Lomond Auditorium
Title: Local Climate Solutions & Eco-Village Development, 100% RE in NDCs, East Africa, South Asia, Europe
Project EASE-CA East African Civil Society for Sustainable Energy and Climate Action 2019-22
East Africa NGO Cooperation of four national NGO organizations of INFORSE-East Africa. Partners are: SusWatch Kenya, UCSD & JEEP in Uganda, TaTEDO in Tanzania, INFORSE-East Africa c/o TaTEDO, INFORSE and NFRE in Denmark.
Project: ACE West Africa - Accelerating Implementation of Regional Policies on Clean Energy, 2016-18
INFORSE is cooperating with ENDA (INFORSE cordinator) 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).
Project: EVD - Eco-village Development in South-Asia, 2015-18-20
NGO Cooperation project on Advocacy on Sustainable Eco-Village Development climate change, protect environment and reduce poverty.
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