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The International Network for Sustainable Energy is a network of more than 140 NGOs that are working for sustainable energy solutions to protect the environment and reduce poverty.
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30 October, 2014 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Seminar: Southern Voices on Climate Change Program (2011-2014)
Learning from Southern Voices: How to make advocacy on climate change more effective.

Organizers: Consortium including CARE-Danmark (lead agency), Sustainable Energy Denmark (in cooperation with INFORSE), IBIS, DanChurchAid, CAN, and IIED.
Read more:
- Program: Seminar, October 30, 2014
- Publication: Climate Change Advocacy Toolkit
- INFORSE-Asia at Southern Voices on Climate Change in Asia.
4 June 2014 - Bonn, Germany
UN Climate Change COP Pre-Conference to COP19.
* Launch of Publication: "Combining Energy Access and Climate Protection"

- How energy can be provided sustainable, reducing emissions and increasing well being
Cases in Asia and Africa. Compiled by the INFORSE members.
The Draft was Launched at UNFCCC COP19 in Poland, 2013.
Read: Leaflet Front page and Contents (pdf, 2-page)
Download the full text as pdf from Publication (from June 2014).
Southern Voices on Climate Change May-June 2014 "Southern Voices on Climate Change" regional NGO Meetings and
INFORSE-South Asia Meetings in Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Contact: INFORSE-South Asia c/o INSEDA (India), and National focal points:
AIWC (India), CRT (Nepal), IDEA (Sri Lanka).
November 2013 - Warsaw, Poland

INFORSE-Asia participated at UNFCCC COP 19.


EXHIBITION: INFORSE-AIWC, 11-22 November 2013,

SIDE EVENT: INFORSE-HELIO-AIWC
18 November, 2013
, Time: 16.45-18.15
Title: "New Solutions of Climate Mitigation in South & North; NGO Voices; Technology Mechanism"

Presentations from INFORSE-South Asia:
- Raymond Myles (INSEDA/INFORSE South Asia Coordinator),
- Usha Nair(AIWC), Raj Kalyani (AIWC), Zareen Myles (WAFD).
See Proceedings, Pictures at INFORSE-AIWC-HELIO Side Event.

INFORSE has Consultative status at the UNFCCC and ECOSOC.
Read on INFORSE-Asia's participation on previous UN Conferences.
Southern Voices on Climate Change 19 November, 2013 Warsaw Poland
Side Event: Southern Advocacy and Campaign Experiences: Including the Southern Voices on Climate Change Program, where INFORSE Asia is active.
Read more on SouthernVoices.net: SV COP19 Side Event


7-9 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland
Pre-COP19 International Training Workshop: Advocacy & Campaign Strategies to Counter Climate Change.
Organised by the Southern Voices on Climate Change Project.
Participant from INFORSE-Asia: Geeta Sinha (AIWC).
Read more on SouthernVoices.net: SV Pre-COP19 Workshop
INFORSE Publication Energy Access and Climate

18 November, 2013
Launch of Publication
"Combining Energy Access and Climate Protection"

- How energy can be provided with sustainable energy, reducing emissions and increasing well being"
Cases in Asia and Africa
Compiled by the INFORSE members Draft Launched at UNFCCC COP19.
Read Contents (1 page, pdf)


Final Version will be Online in June 2014

Full pdf file, 4.8 MB, 78 pages, Gender in Sustainable Energy News 2001-2012

2013
Reader: Gender Climate and Energy 2001-2012

Compilation of Articles on Gender in Sustainable Energy News. The articles cover several activities in INFORSE South Asia.

Link to the Reader is under the Theme Gender.

INFORSE Publication Energy Access 2012 Publication "Energy Access Cases in Asia and Africa"
Compiled by the INFORSE members
(Online)
2012 - 2014
The "Southern Voices" on Climate Change Capacity Building Programme continues with Phase 2.
The capacity building of INFORSE-South Asia is coordinated by VedvarendeEnergi - a Danish Member of the Program's Consortium and the INFORSE-South Asia Coordinator (INSEDA) and INFORSE members in the region.

November-December 2012, Doha, Qatar

INFORSE-Asia participated at UNFCCC COP 18.

INFORSE participation included:
Exhibition and Side Event

Side Event on December 5, 2012

Title: "New Solutions of Climate Mitigation in South & North; NGO Voices; Technology Mechanism"

Presentations from INFORSE-South Asia:
- Raymond Myles (INSEDA/INFORSE South Asia Coordinator),
- Usha Nair (AIWC),
- Zareen Myles (WAFD).
See Proceedings, Pictures at INFORSE-HELIO Side Event.

INFORSE has Consultative status at the UNFCCC and ECOSOC.
Read on INFORSE-Asia's participation on previous UN Conferences.

Southern Voices on Climate Change 21-23 November 2012, Doha Qatar
Pre-COP18 International Training Workshop:
Climate Change Advocacy

Organised by the Southern Voices on Climate Change Project.
Participant from INFORSE-Asia: Usha Nair (AIWC)
Read more on SouthernVoices.net: SV Pre-COP18 Workshop
South Aia Regional Meeting August, 2013
South Asian level Regional Workshop of the Southern Voices Phase II
:
- Capacity building on Climate Change on August 21, 2013 at New Delhi, India
- Annual Knowledge Sharing and Learning on August 22 and 23, 2103 Workshop at Agra, India.
INFORSE-South Asia members made represented included: AIWC, INSEDA, WAFD from India; CRT from Nepal, IDEA Sri Lanka, Grameen Shakti from Bangladesh.
Pictures (1 page, pdf file, 250 kB)
20 - 22 June, 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Read: INFORSE at Rio+20 (UNCSD)
21 May, 2012, Bonn Germany
New report by the Southern Voices programme, involving INFORSE, Climate Action Network, CLACC and other networks:
Report Reveals Key Role for Civil Society in Policymaking in a Changing Climate.

Download the Report from the Project's web site: www.southernvoices.net.

Press Release: pdf file (21 kB)

Read more: INFORSE at the Southern Voices Project.
INFORSE South Asia Meeting January 17 & 18, 2012, India
INFORSE - South Asia Regional Meeting
November 28 - December 9, 2011, Durban, South Africa.
INFORSE participated as NGO observer at UNFCCC COP17.
INFORSE participation included:
Exhibition and a Side Event on December 2, 2011. Several INFORSE-Asia members participated (e.g. INSEDA, WAFD, and AIWC from India)
.
See more at INFORSE at COP17
November 1-2, 2011
INFORSE South Asia Regional Workshop

See article on the workshop in Sustainable Energy News No. 72:
"A Vehicle for Cooperation: INFORSE Regional Workshop", November 1-2, 2011, New Delhi, India, page 7.


1-page article (pdf file, 0.8 MB)
Posters pdf file , 1MB November-December 2011 - Posters on climate change and mitigation by implementation of energy renewable technologies.
The posters were prepared, keeping member NGOs in view, and it was presented at the Regional Workshop and they were exhibited at the UNFCCC COP17 Conference. (pdf file, 1.0 MB)
INFORSE South Asia Regional Meetings News from INFORSE South Asia:
- October 10, 2011 - INFORSE India National Workshop
- September 29, 2011 - INFORSE India National Workshop
- August 3, 2011, INFORSE Coordination Meeting in Nepal
Jan 2011 - June 2012
INFORSE Participates in the "Southern Voices" on Climate Change capacity building programme with focus on South Asian and African INFORSE regions and NGOs
29 November - 10 December, 2010
INFORSE participated as NGO observer at the UNFCCC COP16, Cancun, Mexico.
Among the INFORSE members, the delegates were:
- Emil Bedi, INFORSE-Europe Coordinator /FAE, Slovakia
- Raymond Myles, INFORSE-South Asia Coordinator /INSEDA, India
- Secou Sarr, ENDA, INFORSE-Africa Coordinator
- Pierre Dembele, Mali Folkecenter / HELIO International
- GERES, France


Read more at INFORSE-Europe's website.
Southern Voices Group

3 December, 2010:
Launch of a new NGO project “Southern Voices Capacity Building Programme”The 2011-2012 Southern Voices programme is coordinated by CARE Denmark and is funded by DANIDA. INFORSE-Asia is participating. Among the involved INFORSE organisations are: From Asia: INSEDA, India; From Europe: The Danish Organisation for Sustainable Energy (VE); From Africa: ENDA and Mali Folkecenter.

Read more about the new Project: Southern Voices on Climate Change.


GROUP PICTURE:
Top from left:
William Chadza, CEPA, Civil Society Network on Climate Change, Malawi; Boubakar Fall, CLACC fellow, ENDA, Senegal; Emmanuel Seck, CAN West Africa, ENDA, Senegal; Hannah Reid, IIED; Ange David Baime, JVE, Ivory Coast, member of WANET CSD; Sherpard Zvigadza, CLACC fellow, ZERO, Zimbabwe; Poul Erik Lauridsen, CARE Denmark; Pierre Dembele, WANET CSD, Mali Folkecenter, Mali; Maiga Mahamadou Farga, CLACC Fellow, Amade Pelcode, Mali; Mónica Lópes Baltodano, Suswatch, Nicaragua.
Bottom from left: Moussa Na Abou Mamouda, AfricaAdapt, ENDA, Senegal (previous CLACC Fellow); Sanjay Vashist, CAN South Asia; Charles Meschack, Tanzania Forest Conservation Group, member of Accra Caucus on REDD and Forests; Achala Chandani, CLACC Fellow Bangladesh, Caritas Bangladesh; Taukei Kitara, TuCAN, Tuvalu; Vivian Lanuza, Suswatch, Guatemala, Fundacion Solar; Raymond Myles, INFORSE South Asia, Inseda, India; Marstella Jack, CAN Micronesia; Maria Isabel Olazabal, Ibis Central America; Peter With, Coordinator, Southern Voices Capacity Building Programme; Mahima Njaidi, Mjumita Forest Network, Tanzania; Raja Jarrah, Care Tanzania, Accra Caucus; Betty, Mjumita Forest Network, Tanzania; Oumar Tankari, Care Niger; Maïmouna Konaré, FEMNET Mali, AWLAE; Elvin Nyakura, CLACC Fellow Kenya, ACTS.

Climate COP15 December 7-18, 2009
INFORSE participated as NGO observer at UNFCCC COP15 in Copenhagen, Denmark. INFORSE also had an exhibition stall and a side event 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 on the INFORSE-Asia participation at COP15:

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INFORSE at COP15
- December 14, 2009, COP15 Side Event at the Bella Center
Proceedings and Pictures

- December 9, 2009, COP15 side Event at the Klimaforum09
Pictures and Proceedings


- INFORSE exhibitions at Klimaforum09 and at the
Bella Center .
Climate COP14 December 15, 2008
INFORSE participated as NGO observer at UNFCCC COP14, December 1-12, 2008. INFORSE also had an 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 on the INFORSE participation at the conference at
COP14.
Sustainable Energy Solutions for Poverty Reduction INFORSE CD January 2008
INFORSE-South Asia CD Published

Sustainable Energy Solutions for Poverty Reduction
Result of an INFORSE project 2005-08.
The CD includes the Manual in 5 languages: English, Hindi, Nepalese, Bangladeshi, Singhalese.

Order a copy at: INFORSE order page or at INFORSE-South Asia Coordinator (INSEDA in India), or at the project partners e.g. IDEA from Sri Lanka, CRT from Nepal, Grameen Shakti from Bangladesh, OVE in Denmark. Find contacts under "Search Members & Contacts" on the left side of this page


Main Documents are Available Online: Manual
  July, 2008
INFORSE news from Sustainable Energy News 61, page 8:
- IDEA from Sri Lanka is inviting international volunteers.
Read more on IDEA at successes under Sri Lanka and the Project on Poverty Reduction Manual, or at the Current Situation under Sri lanka.
- Road 2020 Haribon Rain forestation Campaign in the Philippines
- Ashden Award to Grameen Shakti and TIDE
- Solar Energy Leads in Indian Climate Action Plan
  January 23-24, 2008
Workshop in Bangladesh

Contact: Grameen Shakti, Email: g_shakti@grameen.net
or Raymond Myles, INSEDA, INFORSE South Asia Coordinator
  May 24-26, 2007
Workshop: INFORSE-Capacity Building Project National Workshop of NGOs in RETs for Poverty Reduction in India
Venue:
Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Manesar, Gurgaon, India

Program: (37kB word file)

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

March 2005 - January 2008
INFORSE organisations were focusing on a project on renewable energy and poverty reduction in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and India. The organisations collected successful examples of sustainable energy for poverty reduction and have developed guidelines for choosing the best solutions in given local circumstances. Follow the project's achievements:

Sustainable Energy News logo

You can find information about INFORSE-Asia in Sustainable Energy News as well as news about NGO-activities and international processes for sustainable energy.

Gender Theme in Sustainable Energy News
Link to the articles on Gender. Inputs are welcome to Judit Szoleczky Email: ove@inforse.org
Link to the full article on Improved kitchen in Sri Lanka, December 2007, here.
(under the title: Sri Lanka)

 

2005-2008 Project: INFORSE - South Asia is working on a project to provide NGOs with information and assistance to work better on sustainable energy for poverty alleviation.

Planning INFORSE Vision 2005 & Planning for a Sustainable Energy Future
Ideas, resources for local & national plans: potential,  barriers, computer models. Your guide to make proposals for sustainable energy development that follows implementation of the Kyoto Protocol.

Please send comments to the web master at: ove@inforse.org
or to the INFORSE-South Asia coordinator at: inseda@inforse.org.
Created: March 2005. Last updated: November 2014