is one of the 7 regions of the International Network for Sustainable
Energy (INFORSE). This worldwide NGO network was formed at the
Forum in Rio in 1992. INFORSE
has more than 140 member organisations worldwide. See: INFORSE
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works for implementation of sustainable energy solutions by exchange
of information, awareness creation, formulation and implementation
and lobbying of international forums. The network is
a meeting place for NGOs working at the grassroots level as well as at
national, regional and international levels. The member organisations are
all united on a common strategy for long-term sustainable development
and fossil energy use.
network facilitates practical and political exchange of NGO experiences,
liaises with concerned multilateral agencies, generates political
and public awareness and seeks support for NGO activities.
lobbies to promote sustainable energy solutions - renewable energy and
energy efficiency - that utilise decentralised approaches. All
activities seek to protect the environment, and to achieve development.
The member organizations
and the regional coordinator(s) organize regional meetings and initiatives
including conferences, workshops, campaigns, and research projects. The
regional meetings are the foundation of the network's democratic structure,
with discussions of regional action plans and worldwide initiatives. INFORSE's coordinators
work on regional action plans, secure regional focal points
and coordinate with other INFORSE regions. The
Coordinators represent the views and initiatives of each region in the
planning of the network's global activities.
- The NGO
cooperation Project "Accelerating Implementation
of Regional Policies on Clean Energy in West Africa" (ACE-WA) is
bringing togethers several INFORSE members from West
Africa in 2016
- The NGO cooperation
Project "Promoting the Implementation
of the Paris Agreement in East Africa" (PIPA) is
bringing togethers several INFORSE members from East Africa
in 2017 - 2018.
- The NGO cooperation
Project "Promoting Pro-Poor
Low Carbon Strategies" brought together several INFORSE organisations
and CAN organisations in 2014-2016.
- The Southern
Voices for Climate Change Capacity Building Project involved several
INFORSE members in 2011-2014.
has Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC, and UNFCCC.
statements, exhibitions are prepared for several United Nations or Ministerial
and their parallel NGO Forums, including:
Conferences (UNFCCC)- Read links to proceedings
Africa at the UN..
(latest Side Events at COP23
in 2017 and SB48 in 2018).
- Follow up of the
Rio Conferences, UN
(CSD 15, CSD 14, CSD9 New York, WSSD & Civil
Society Forum, Johannesburg, 2002)
Conferences, UNFCCC Process since '95 (COP19, COP18, COP17, COP16, COP15, COP14)
Environmental Ministers' Meeting ´98
International Conference on Adult Education ‘97
World Solar Summit ‘96
Summit for Social Development ‘95