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July, 2019 - Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania

NEW PROJECT in East Africa: EASE-CA INFORSE-East Africa 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

December 3-14, 2018
INFORSE - ENDA - INSEDA at UNFCCC COP24, Katowice, Poland

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)

May 21-24, 2018
Nairobi, Kenya

PIPA Project Meeting, INFORSE East Africa
& INFORSE Coordinator's Meeting
November 6-17, 2017
UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, Germany
Side Event, and Exhibition with INFORSE-East Africa participation

Read more:
PIPA Project and INFORSE at COP23
May 8, 2017
Launch of 4 Publications: PIPA Baseline Studies
National: Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
Regional: East Africa

Download the Publications from: 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
2016 -2018
New Project in West Africa: Accelerating Implementation of Regional Policies on Clean Energy (ACE)
In the Project, 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).
Read more: ACE Project
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
4 June 2014
Launch of Publication: "Combining Energy Access and Climate Protection"

UN Climate Change COP Pre-Conference to COP19, Bonn Germany
- How energy can be provided sustainably, reducing emissions and increasing wellbeing
Cases in Asia and Africa. Compiled by the INFORSE members.
The Draft was Launched at UNFCCC COP19 in Poland, 2013.
Read: Leaflet with Frontpage and Contents. (pdf, 2-page)
Download the full text as pdf from Publication (from June 2014).
2014: News from INFORSE West Africa

May 2014 -Togo
Regional NGO Meeting and INFORSE-West Africa Regional Meeting in Togo.

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

November 2013: INFORSE-Africa members were represented at UNFCCC COP 19, 2013
Representatives of ENDA and Mali Folkecenter were speakers at the INFORSE Side Event.

Read more at: INFORSE-Africa at the UN.

2013: News from INFORSE - West Africa

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

- 4-18 June 2013: " Environmental Pact" by the Civil Society in Mali Launched in a Forum oranised by the Ministry. It was drafted Mali-Folkecenter in collaboration with the Malian Civil society network on climate chang since 2012.

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

- 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
INFORSE Publication Energy Access and Climate 2013 November 18
Launch of Publication: "Combining Energy Access and Climate Protection"

- How energy can be provided with sustainable energy, reducing emissions and increasing wellbeing"
Cases in Asia and Africa
Compiled by the INFORSE members.
Draft Launched at UNFCCC COP19.
Read Contents (1 page pdf)
Final Verson will be Online in January 2014
INFORSE Publication Energy Access2012 Publication Energy Access Cases
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 Afica Meeting in Niamey
2009 December:
INFORSE-Africa members participated at UNFCCC COP15 as NGO observers. Representatives of members made presentations at the side events, and made several contacts at the INFORSE information booths. Read proceedings and see pictures at:
2009 April:
INFORSE-members Cooperation Project in Uganda

Cooperation among: JEEP (Joint Energy and Environment Projects) in Uganda Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy in Denmark, and the Mali Folkecenter in 2007-09.
Download: Sustainable Energy News 64 pdf 1.6 MB file (article is on page 10.)
More: JEEP, and Nordic Folkecenter.

2009 January:
Publication of INFORSE-East Africa Cooperation
Sustainable Energy Solutions in East Africa

The report focuses on the framework required if small-scale sustainable energy projects are to succeed in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The report discusses each country’s energy situation together with country-specific experiences and recommendations. Afterwards, general experiences and recommendations are summarized.
Efforts of the NGOs involved have been coordinated within the framework of the East African coordination node of INFORSE (CDI, Uganda).

Edited by Timothy Byakola, Climate and Development Initiatives (CDI) & INFORSE East Africa, Uganda; Oscar Lema, Tanzania Traditional Energy Development and Environment Organisation (TaTEDO); and Torhildur Kristjansdottir and John Lineikro, Norges Naturvernforbund (FoE Norway).
Pdf, 542 kB, 42 p., January, 2009.
- Download Publication from: FoE-Norway
- More information: TaTEDO in Tanzania, CDI in Uganda,and FoE Norway .

2008 December
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

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.
2008 July
- Play to electricity in Namibia
Article in Sustainable Energy News (SEN) issue 61. See at page 9 on SEN # 61.
Articles from 2004:
2004: Article: No smoke while the sun shines this Earth Day (pdf file)
By Richard Worthington, Coordinator of the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Partnership, a project of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg
(Opinion Piece that appeared in Business Day and This Day, 22 April 2004)
2004: Article: Renewable Energy Can also get South Africa working (PDF file)
By Claire Taylor, Information Coordinator, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change
Partnership, a project of Earthlife Africa, Johannesburg and member of the Energy
See more in Sustainable Energy News