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8 December, 2023. UNFCCC COP28 Side Event, Dubai
Title: 100% Renewable & Local Solutions: Africa, South Asia & Local Climate Resilience and Poverty Reduction.
Showcasing Community & Eco-Village Development: transition to 100% renewables, climate mitigation, adaptation & resilience with social co-benefits, income generation, food security, livelihoods, gender. Online Catalogues. Examples: Participatory planning & training in Africa, South Asia & around the world.
- Organisers: Global Ecovillage Network (GEN International), INSEDA (INFORSE-South Asia), Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable energy, SusWatch Kenya (INFORSE-EA).
Proceedings at: INFORSE at COP28

Final SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL WEBINAR: Eco-Village Development - Our Results
December 18, 2023, 13.30 IST
Final SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL WEBINAR: Eco-Village Development - Our results
in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

See: Program and Proceedings
Webianar on Eco-Village Development  Adaptation October 4 2023
Wednesday: October 4, 2023
SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL WEBINAR: Local Solutions for Climate Adaption Evidences for Policy Making

The webinar was being jointly organized by the Eco Village Development project partners: CANSA, INFORSE South Asia, Grameen Shakti in Bangladesh, Center for Rural Technology in Nepal, IDEA in Sri Lanka, and INSEDA in India. The project is coordinated by DIB, Denmark, and is funded by CISU, Denmark
Read more at:
CANSA's web site: Read more: INFORSE Asia's website:
UNFCCC SB58 Side Event: june 8 2023
Thursday, 8 June 2023, at 16:45-18:00
UNFCCC SB58 Side Event, Bonn, Germany + LIVE online on UN Climate Channel

Room: & UN Climate Channel
Title: 100% Renewables, Local Climate Solutions in East Africa, South Asia.
INFORSE-South Asia members present the Online catalogue on sustainable solutions in South Asia.

See Program and Proceedings at INFORSE's side event page
Social Enterprise Model of Local Solutions
March 28, 2023, at 2.00 PM to 3.30 PM (IST)
REGIONAL WEBINAR: Social Enterprise Model of Local Solutions
Road to Sustainability
Social enterprise is increasingly seen as a route to deliver products and services with social and environmental benefits to vulnerable populations. There are several success stories across South Asia of social enterprises as models. Organised by the Partners of the Eco-Village Development Project.

See Event Program with Speakers
South Asia Webinar Dec 22, 2022 COP27  reflections
December 22, 2022
REGIONAL WEBINAR: Reflections after COP27 from South Asia:
Eco-Village Development, Climate Mitigation and Development
Get the story directly from the people who were there

More: Program and Proceedings
INFORSE side event COP27
November 6 - 18, 2022
UNFCCC COP 27, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

INFORSE is participating at the UN Climate COP27 with several delegates in Egypt.
Read more at: INFORSE at COP27

Date: November 12, 2021 - Time: 15:00-16:30
Organised by INFORSE - INSEDA - SusWatch - SE

7-12 November,2022 - Venue: Blue Zone, BOOTH NO: 19

UNFCCC COP27 Policy Brief, 11.12.2022, PDF file (pdf 2 p..1 MB)

WEBINAR: Eco-Village Development Achievements in South Asia.  Oct 17 2022
October 17, 2022
REGIONAL WEBINAR: DIALOGUE on Eco-Village Development Achievements in South Asia

More: Program and Proceedings
WEBINAR: Launch of Online Database of local climate Solutions for Eco-Village Development in South Asia
August 31, 2022
REGIONAL WEBINAR: Launch of Online Database of local climate Solutions for Eco-Village Development in South Asia
More: Invitation and Program (pdf)
UNFCCC:SB56 INFORSE side event on June 1 2022
June 11, 2022
Venue: Berlin Room, Bonn, Germany

Title: Local Climate, Sustainable Energy Solutions in GST, 100% RE, Sufficiency: East Africa, South Asia, Europe
From INFORSE-South Asia, the Eco-Village Development Project was presented by INFORSE South Asia Coordinator, INSEDA,
Download the South Asia presentation: Local climate and energy solutions in Eco-village development in South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal Sri Lanka). and online Database and Policy Brief by Sanjiv Nathan, INSEDA, INFORSE-South Asia, India (virtual) (pdf, 2.5 MB)
Read: Proceedings and Program at INFORSE at UNFCCC SB56
Download: South Asia Policy Brief (2 pages)
INFORSE UNFCCC COP26  Side Event November 5, 2021

Date: November 5, 2021 -
Time: 11:30-12:45 GMT
Venue: Loch Lomond Auditorium, Glasgow, UK

Title: Local Climate Solutions & Eco-Village Development, 100% RE in NDCs, East Africa, South Asia, Europe
Policy proposals for local solutions in NDCs & Global Stocktake. Launch catalogues of climate solutions in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda), eco-village development in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka), for energy access & gender equality, 100 % renewables: Europe, Kenya, Uganda.
Read Proseedings link to

UN Climate Dialogue INFORSE Side Event 2020
26 November, 2020
INFORSE at UNFCCC CD2020 Virtual

Title: Local Climate & Sustainable Energy Solutions in East Africa Catalogue, South Asia Eco-Village Development ToT, 100% Renewables

Download presentations from:
INFORSE Side Event at UNCD2020.
HLPF 2020 INFORSE Side Event July 15 2020
July 15, 2020
UN HLPF 2020 INFORSE Side Event & Exhibition
Title: Local Climate & Sustainable Energy Solutions, South Asia, East Africa, Eco-Village Development, 100% Renewables

Download presentations: INFORSE at HLPF2020
and at the EVD Project
December 2-13, 2019
UNFCCC COP25, Madrid, Spain (Venue moved from Chile

INFORSE-South Asia participates with side event (Dec. 13) and exhibition (Dec. 9-10).
Read on INFORSE's participation at INFORSE at UNFCCC COP25.
European Development Days  2019
June 18-19, 2019 - EDD, Brussels
European Development Days

Event where INFORSE is participating:
June 19, 2019 at 14:45 to 16:00
Rise Of The Eco Village - How community-based design and supportive technologies are creating new models for equality and sustainability
Place: B1, Brainstorming lab
Organised by and with inputs from: CTCN, UNIDO, UNEP, UNFCCC, and REDES, Grobund, and INFORSE. INFORSE will present the Eco-Village Development in South Asia

See Program at EDD2019.
Katowice, Poland

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

Exhibition: December 3-14, 2018

More: Side Event and Exhibition

Read: Short Review: What was decided at COP24 (pdf)

EVD group Sri Lanka Field tour
August 30, 2018
Kandy, Sri Lanka

INFORSE-South Asia Coordination Meeting
By INFORSE-South Asia Coordinator and Focal Points: INSEDA (India), IDEA (Sri Lanka), CRT (Nepal), Grameen Shakti (Bangladesh).

August 27-31, 2018
Final Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project Meeting and Field Tour
INFORSE SUSWATCH INSEDA Side Event and Exhibition UNFCCC SB 48  Bonn May 1 2018
30 April to 10 May 2018

- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - SBI 48,
Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)
Bonn, Germany
Read more at INFORSE at SB 48

5th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD): 2018

5th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) presentation of EVD

28-30 March, 2018

5th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD):
Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies, in Bankok, Thailand.

Organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).

Regional preparatory event for the high-level political forum on sustainable development that will be held under the auspices of the UN ECOSOC in New York in July 2018.
The event was focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17

On the Parallel Session on SDG7 (energy), there was a presentation of the Eco-Village Development Concept and Project by Sohel Ahmed, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh.

Read more on the EVD Project
Interaction workshop with Micro Finance Institutions for upscaling EVD Concept at Dhulikhel
March 9, 2018
India: Dialogue Meeting on Eco Village Development on Block Level, Chamba, Uttarakhand.

Read more on the EVD Project, and at INSEDA on EVD.
Interaction workshop with Micro Finance Institutions for upscaling EVD Concept at Dhulikhel
March 7, 2018
Nepal: Interaction workshop with Micro Finance Institutions for upscaling Eco Village Development (EVD) Concept at Dhulikhel.

Read more on the EVD Project and CRT Nepal on EVD
EV Upscaling regional event 12 February 2018

February 12-13, 2018
Regional Event: "Next Steps Towards Scaling Up of Eco-Village Development Solutions, Dhaka, Bangladesh

February 14-16, 2018
Upscaling EVD Project Meeting and Field Visit, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Read more on the EVD Project
IDEA Sri Lanka worshop
December 8-12, 2017

Training of Trainers (ToT) programme on Sustainable Village Development planning for development officers in Matale, Sri Lanka.

Organised by IDEA, Sri Lanka lLinking Eco Village Development activities with Gramashakthi People's movement together with Matale District Secretariat.
Read more on the EVD Project and at IDEA's EVD2 and EVD1 Project website.
6-17 November, 2017
Read more on the EVD Project, and Proceedings
EVD Project meeting Nepal
June, 2017
Final and Kick Off Project Meetings of the Eco Village Development (EVD) Projects in South Asia, Nepal
Read more on the EVD Project
EVD women's role dialogue meeting in India 2017
EVD national dialogue meeting in Nepal 2017
June-September, 2017
National Dialogue meetings in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh
Read more on the EVD Project

7-17 November, 2016
INFORSE at UNFCCC COP22, Morocco in the Blue Zone

November 11, 2016
Time: 16:45-18:15 Room:
Title: Improving NDCs: Ecovillage Development, Energy Access, & Zero Carbon Societies in Africa, Asia & EU

8 November, 2016
Time: 12.00-13.00. Venue: UNFCCC Climate Change Studio
Title: Eco Village Development - A Low-Carbon Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy for Development in South Asia.

EXHIBITION: November 7-18, 2016

Read proceedings at INFORSE South Asia Eco-Village Development Project presented at COP22 or INFORSE at COP22

APAN Conference Sri Lanka 2016
• 17-19 October, 2016
The 5th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum
Colombo, Sri Lanka

• 18, October, 2016
The Eco-Village Development Concept presented by Project Partners at the 5th APAN Conference's
Parallel Session: “Coordinating Policy Initiatives for Adaptation' in South Asia”

Read more on the EVD Project
28 June, 2016 - India
Dialogue Meeting on eco-village development (EVD) concept in India

More information at the organisers: INSEDA, WAFD and CANSA and at the Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project.

20 May, 2016
Side Event in Bonn - SB 44 - Pre Conference to COP22
Time: 16:45 - 18:15, Room: Berlin

Title: South Asian Eco-Village Solutions in NDCs and Climate Finance: Renewable Energy, Organic Farming
Launch of Update of Publication and Policy Brief

Program, Proceedings and Publications are at the Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project.

EVD Dialogue Meeting in Nepal May 2016
9 May, 2016 - Nepal
Seminar and Nepalese National Dialogue Meeting on Eco-Village Development (EVD).
Read more on the Project and download the Proceedings (1.44 MB, 16 pages, pdf file), which includes introduction, summaries of the speakers, list of participants, and pictures.
More information: CRT-Nepal and Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project.

• 31 March, 2016 - Sri Lanka
Pro-poor Low Carbon Development Strategies in South Asia - Regional Knowledge Sharing Workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Read more:
_- Low Carbon Development (LCD) Project
_- CAN South Asia
- IDEA, Sri Lanka.


December 3, 2015
UNFCCC COP21 Side Event, Blue Zone, Paris, France
Title: Fair Low/Zero Carbon & 100% RE Strategies, South & North Countries, Villages, including Women's Initiatives -
Session on Eco-village Developments in South Asia.
The Session's Proceedings is at: Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project.

July-November 2015 - India
Workshops on "Low Carbon Development Strategies with focus on women and poverty reduction in India"

Workshops organised by AIWC in cooperation with CANSA and INFORSE-South Asia:
• Kolkata July 14, 2015
• Dehradun: July 16, 2015
• Rajkot: August 2, 2015
• Visakhapatnam: September 15, 2015
• Pondicherry: November 3, 2015

Read more:
- Report at AIWC website (PDF file
pdf file)
- Low Carbon Development (LCD) Project

<program Side Event June 10, 2015

10 June 2015
INFORSE - UNFCCC Side Event in Bonn - SBI 42, Pre Conference to COP21
Time: 18:30 - 20:00, Place: Room: Bonn I

Title: Rural Development with Low Carbon, Eco-Village Solutions in South Asia.

The Side Event was organised by NGO Partners in South Asia in the framework of the new EVD Project in 2015-2017.
The NGO partners include the INFORSE members: CRT (Nepal), IDEA (Sri Lanka), Grameen Shakti (Bangladesh), INSEDA, AIWC, WAFD (India), DIB (Denmark), and CAN-South Asia.

Review and Proceedings:
- Side Event on Eco-Village Development (EVD) on June 10, 2015

Read more on:
- Project: Advocacy on the Eco-Village Development
- INFORSE's Side Events at SBI 42 in Bonn
August 30, 2015 - Aarhus, Denmark
Presentations and Debate during the Danish "Mirror of the World" Festival.
The Project presented by Kavita Myles from INSEDA, India, on low-energy solutions and eco-villages in South Asia and by Sanjay Vashist from CANSA lobbying for climate action and development on the global political arena. The event was co-organized by the Danish INFORSE member organization, DIB, which is coordinator of the Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project.
July 15, 2015 - Matale, Sri Lanka
Eco-Village Development (EVD) Advocacy Event

Read: Proceedings, (pdf file 2.5 MB)
Southern Voices on Climate Change
May - July, 2014
" Southern Voices on Climate Change" regional NGO Meetings and INFORSE-South Asia Meetings in Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

Contact: INFORSE-South Asia c/o INSEDA (India), and National focal points:
AIWC (India), CRT (Nepal), IDEA (Sri Lanka).
See events below and read more at the "Southern Voices" Project
SV meeeting INFORSE Nepal 2014
__• May 2, 2014:
__National and Networking Meeting in Nepal organised by CRT Nepal
SV meeting India INFORSE 2014
__ April - July 2014
__National Networking Meetings and Workshops in India
__July 27-28, 2014: organised by INSEDA
__May 20, 2014: organised by AIWC
__April 15, 2014: organised by WAFD
SV Meeting INFORSE Bangladesh 2014
__ May 14 and July 12, 2014
__National Networking Meetings in Bangladesh organised by Grameen Shakti.
Date: 11 - 22 November, 2013
United Nations Climate Change Conference
Place: Warsaw, Poland

INFORSE participated as NGO observer organisation.
INFORSE organised Exhibition and a Side Event.

Among the INFORSE-Asia members, the following organisations plann to participate: INSEDA, WAFD, and AIWC from India.

See more:
SV meeting INFORSE Sri Lanka 2013
Date: July 18-19, 2013
"Southern Voices on Climate Change"
Regional Networking Meeting in Sri Lanka

Date: 26 November - 7 December, 2012
Place: Doha, Qatar
INFORSE participated as NGO observer and organised Exhibition and a Side Event.
Among the INFORSE-Asia members participated INSEDA, WAFD, and AIWC from India.
See more: INFORSE at COP18.
INFORSE-Asia at the Southern Voices on Climate Change Project


Date: 28 November - 9 December, 2011
Place: Durban, South Africa

INFORSE participated as NGO observer and organised Exhibition and a Side Event.
Among the INFORSE-Asia members participated INSEDA, WAFD, and AIWC from India.
See more: INFORSE at COP17.
INFORSE-Asia at the Southern Voices on Climate Change Project

Date: 29 November - 10 December, 2010
Place: Cancún, Mexico

INFORSE participated as NGO observer.
Among the INFORSE-Asia delegates were:
Raymond Myles, INFORSE-South Asia Coordinator /INSEDA, India.
See more: INFORSE at COP16.
INFORSE-Asia at the Southern Voices on Climate Change Project
Date: December 7-18, 2009
Place: Copenhagen, Denmar
INFORSE organised Exhibition and Side Events both at the Bella Center and at the Klimaforum at the DGI-Center.
From the INFORSE-Asia Coordinators and National Focal points participated: INSEDA (India), WACF (India), CRT (Nepal), and ISEP (Japan).
Read more: INFORSE at COP15.

Date: December 15, 2008
Place: Poznan, Poland

INFORSE organised exhibition stall and a side event.
From the INFORSE-Asia Coordinators and National Focal points participated: INSEDA, AIWC (India), CRT (Nepal), ISEP (Japan).
Read more: INFORSE at COP14

  Date: January 23-24, 2008
Event: Workshop
Place: Bangladesh
Contact: Grameen Shakti,

or Raymond Myles, INSEDA, INFORSE South Asia Coordinator
  Date: May 24-26, 2007
Workshop: INFORSE-Capacity Building Project National Workshop of NGOs in RETs for Poverty Reduction in India

Place:  Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Manesar, Gurgaon, India
Program: (37kB word file)

(pdf file 470kB) or (word file 1.7MB)
  Date: April-May 2007
Place: New York, USA
Event: UN CSD Conference: INFORSE South-Asia organisations participated on the UNCSD 15, 2007. Please read on this here.

Date: November 2006
Place: New Delhi, India
Event: ENERGIA Regional Meeting

Date: September 28-October 1, 2006
Place: Augsburg, Germany
Event: RENEXPO, International Trade Fair and Conference for Renewable Energy
The Manual of Sustainable Energy to Reduce Poverty was part of the
INFORSE exhibition
Read more: here

Date: March 2005
Place: New Delhi, India
Starting Meeting and Seminar INFORSE South-Asia Cooperation Project on Sustainable Energy 2005-06.
The organisations of INFORSE started cooperation on a joint project to strengthen the capacities of NGOs to incorporate sustainable energy into their work for poverty reduction.

The participating organisations were:
INSEDA and AIWC from India; IDEA from Sri Lanka; CRT from Nepal; Grameen Shakti from Bangladesh;
Danish Organisation for Sustainable Energy (OVE); Danish International Settlement Service (DIB).

Picture from the project preparation meeting in India:
(from left to right): Fr. Mathew, SDA, Kerela, India; R.M. Amarasekara, IDEA, Sri Lanka;
Raymond Myles, INSEDA, India; Paul Erik Bidinger, DIB, Denmark;
Manushree Banerjee (front) AIWC, India; Gunnar Boye Olesen, OVE,
Denmark & INFORSE; Ganesh R. Shrestha, CRT, Nepal;
Ruhul Quddus, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh.