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NEW PROJECT: East African Civil Society for Sustainable Energy & Climate Action

EASE-CA Project in 2019 - 2022


E
ast Africa NGO Cooperation Project:
Four national NGO organizations of INFORSE-East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania) will cooperate in the 3-year project in 2019-2002.

Project Title:
EASE-CA

The overall development objective of the Project is increased access to sustainable energy and other climate solutions to local communities in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania with both womenís and menís full and effective participation and leadership for improved livelihoods and reduction of poverty. This will be realised by combining Civil Society Organization (CSO) activities on local, national and international levels in ways, where they reinforce each other. The project primarily works towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1 (poverty), SDG5 (gender), SDG7 (clean energy), SDG 13 (climate action), and SDG 17 (partnerships).

Objectives/Activities include:

Local Activities in 3 districts in Uganda: Empower poor, rural communities to get access to clean energy and improved livelihoods in an economic and climate friendly way. Seminars, trainings reaching out to rural households, training of trainers (ToTs), local leaders, planners. Themes include: clean cooking, water, food security, tree planting, solar energy, sustainable energy & development, income generation to reduce poverty, entrepreneurship etc.

National level: Strengthen Civil Society Organisations (CSO) activities in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Strategies & scenarios for 100% renewable energy. Meetings of CSO Coalitions, joint CSO proposals, presentations for national planners & decision-makers, dialogues with stakeholders, media campaign.

International Level Advocacy: Strengthen Networking and participation of CSOs, exchange of experience and give voice to CSOs at United Nationsí Climate Negotiations (UNFCCC).

Publish: African Catalogue of local solutions (print, web, mobile)

The Project starts in July, 2019. Details, news will come soon !

Events, Policy Briefs & Publications
July 22-26, 2019

Kick Off Meeting, Uganda

July 1, 2019

CSO/NGO National, Regional & International Partners:

Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) in Uganda: www.jeepfolkecenter.org

Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD in Uganda: www.ugandacoalition.or.ug

Suswatch in Kenya: www.suswatchkenya.org

TaTEDO in Tanzania / INFORSE-East Africa Coordinator: www.tatedo.org & www.inforse.org/africa

INFORSE: www.inforse.org

Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy (lead coordinator) in Denmark: www.folkecenter.net

More on the EASE-CA Project: www.inforse.org/africa/EASE.htm
The project is supported by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the CISU Fund for Climate and Environment.