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Eco-Village Development - NGO Cooperation Project in South Asia
2015 - 2018 - Go to News


South Asia NGO Cooperation Project:

Six NGO organizations of INFORSE-South Asia (India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka) cooperate on a joint project to strengthen the advocacy of NGOs to promote sustainable village development to limit climate change, protect environment and reduce poverty. The Project is coordinated by an INFORSE-Europe member organization, DIB, from Denmark. There is cooperation with INFORSE Secretariat and Climate Action Network - South Asia (CANSA), which are Partners of the Project.

Project Title: Evidence Based, Low Carbon, Pro-Poor Advocacy on Sustainable Eco-Village Development (EVD).

Project Objectives: The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the development to reduce poverty in ways that limit greenhouse gas emissions (mitigate climate change) in South Asia. The intervention objective of the project is to influence national decision-makers, including climate negotiators, to be aware of and better include local climate mitigation and adaptation solutions including sustainable EVD as important elements in their climate-related policies and in their proposals for international negotiations, including for climate negotiations. The sustainable EVD include integrated use of local solutions that together can form a low-carbon development path and show a vision for a prosperous development for villages, based on proven, local successes. Most focus will be on villages in rural areas, where the majority of the population lives in South Asia.


Project Duration:

Phase I : January 2015 - August 2017

Pphase II: September 2017- July 2018

Eco-Village Development as Climate Solution -English Hindi Nepalese Bangla SinhalaPublication: Eco-Village Development as
Climate Solution:
_Proposals from South Asia
60 pages. 4th Edition, 2017 (English),
3rd Edition, 2016.

Link to Publication's Contents.
Download: PDF file English, (2017. 4.3 MB);_PDF file Hindi (2016. 3,1 MB); PDF file Nepalese (2016 . 3.7 MB)_PDF file Bangla (2016. 20 MB) _PDF file Sinhala (2016. 4 MB)

South Asian Talanoa story
May 6, 2018
Talanoa Dialogue: Story from Villages in South Asia presented by Dumindu Herath
Download: (1 page pdf)
White Paper EVD  Climate Mitigation and Adaptation 2018
May 1, 2018
UNFCCC SB48, Bonn Conference Side Event:
Launch of White Paper: EVD Climate Mitigation and Adaptation with Eco-Village Development (EVD) Solutions
Download:
Full Report (45 pages pdf) and Summary (4 pages, pdf).

Read more at INFORSE at SB48.
Greenhouse Emission Reduction Potential of Eco-Village Development (EVD) Solutions in South Asia

Launch of Report: Greenhouse Emission Reduction Potential of Eco-Village Development (EVD) Solutions in South Asia
Technologies include: improved cookstove, household biogas plant, solar home systems, solar lamps, mini and micro grids, solar drying page.
Report Published: November 9, 2017.
Download Updated
Report (45 pp. pdf) May 1, 2018.

UNFCCC Policy Brief

UNFCCC Policy Briefs:

UNFCCC SB48 Policy Brief, 1.05.2018, PDF file (pdf 1 p., 0.1 MB)

UNFCCC COP23 Policy Brief, 9.11.2017,
PDF file (pdf 1 p., 0.1 MB)

UNFCCC SB46 Policy Brief, 15.05.2017, PDF file (pdf 1 p., 0.1 MB)

UNFCCC SB44 Policy Brief, 20.05.2016, PDF file (pdf 3 pp., 0.3 MB)

UNFCCC COP21 Policy Brief, 03.12.2015 PDF file (pdf 6 pp., 0.5 MB)

UNFCCC SB42 Policy Brief, 10.06.2015 PDF file (pdf, 4 pp., 0.2 MB)

Proceedings of National Events:

- Nepal,
May 21-26, 2018. Orientation Workshop Proceedings, (pdf on CRT's website)
- Nepal,
March 7, 2018, Interaction Workshop on Micro Financing, Kavre. Proceedings Proceedings (pdf, CRT web)
- Nepal, October 31 2017 Initiation Meeting in Bethanchok Rural Municipality, Kavre. Proceedings (pdf, CRT web)
- Bangladesh: June 21, 2017 Proceedings (2pp, 1 MB, pdf); August, 2017. Proceedings.
- Sri Lanka: July 31, 2017.
Proceedings (26 pp., 2.5 MB, pdf)
- Nepal: April-July 2017.
Proceedings, April 7. (12 pp, 1.3 MB, pdf), Proceedings. July 7 (9 pp, 1.2 MB, pdf)
. India:
July 26, 2017 Women Round Table: Proceedings (6pp. 0.3MB, pdf), Recommendations (2 pp. 0.5MB, pdf). June 8, 2017. Proceedings
- India: June 28, 2016.
Proceedings (11 pp., 0.5 MB, pdf)
- Nepal: May 9, 2016. Proceedings (16 pp., 1.44 MB, pdf)
- Sri Lanka: July 15, 2015.
Proceedings (11 pp., 2.5 MB, pdf)

Proceedings of Regional Events:

- EVD Upscaling Conference, Bangladesh, 12 February 2018, Presentations (134 pp., 8 MB, pdf).

- APAN Conference, Sri Lanka, 18 October, 2016. Proceedings (0.9 MB, pdf); Sri Lanka presentation (1.2 MB, pdf); Nepal presentation (3.6 MB, pdf). and EVD article in APAN's Proceedings (1 page 0.2 MB, pdf)

Proceedings of UNFCCC Side Events:
- Side Event, UNFCCC SB48, Bonn, Germany.
- May 1, 2018: Program & South Asia Panel Presenations

- Side Event, UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, Germany
- November 9, 2017: Program (pdf),
- Presentations: India (pdf), Nepal (pdf), Sri Lanka (pdf),
- Bangladesh (pdf), Mitigation Report (pdf), Finance (pdf),
-
Paris Rule Book (pdf)

- Side Events, UNFCCC COP22, Marrakech, Morocco
- November 8, 2016, EVD Program (pdf), & Presentations (pdf)
- November 11, 2016, EVD Program (pdf), & Presentations (pdf)

- Side Event, UNFCCC SB 44, Bonn, Germany.
- May 20, 2016, Program (pdf)
- Presentations: India (pdf), Sri Lanka (pdf),
- Bangladesh pdf), CANSA (pdf), INFORSE (pdf)

- Side Event, UNFCCC COP21, Paris, France
- December 3, 2015,,Program (pdf)
- EVD Presentations: India (pdf), Sri Lanka (pdf),
- Bangladesh (pdf), Nepal (pdf)

- Side Event, UNFCCC SB42, Bonn, Germany
- June 10, 2015, Program (pdf)
- Presentations: India (pdf), Nepal (pdf), Bangladesh (pdf),
- Sri Lanka (pdf), CANSA (pdf).

3-page pdf Article on Eco village Development in SEN December 2015

Articles in Sustainable Energy News:

Issue No. 82: incl. 3-page article, April 2018
PDF file (pdf, 1.7 MB)

Issue No. 81: incl. 3-page article, November 2017
PDF file (pdf, 1.7 MB)

Issue No. 80: incl. 6-page article, July 2017
PDF file (pdf, 1.7 MB)

Issue No. 79: 3-page article, November 2016
PDF file (pdf, 06 MB)

Issue No. 78: 5-page article, May 2016 PDF file (pdf, 0.8 MB)

Issue No. 77: 3-page article, December 2015,PDF file (pdf, 0,6 MB)

 

Case Studies, Posters, Booklets:

- Case Studies, Nepal.
PDF file English (pdf, 1,2 MB, 14 pp.)
- Poster, Nepal.
PDF file English (pdf, 2,6 MB, CRT website)
- Flyer, Nepal. PDF file English (pdf, 0.8 MB, CRT website)
- Booklet, Sri Lanka
PDF file Sinhala (pdf, 3,8 MB, 40 pp.)

 

Short Films:

Eco-Village Development in India - Documentary.
Link: You Tube Channel of INSEDA WAFD, 12 minutes, November 2017.

Eco-Village Development in Nepal - Documentary.
Link:
You Tube Channel of the Centre for Rural Technology Nepal in English. Available also in Nepalese. 12 minutes, April 2017.

Eco-Village Development in Sri Lanka - Documentary.
- Sri Lankan Rural Livelihoods and Improved Biomass Stoves.
Link: You Tube Channel of IDEA, 8 minutes, December 2016.
- Rural Kitchen Improvements.
Link: You Tube Channel of IDEA, 3 minutes, August 2017.
- Organic Mushroom cultivation as a Rural Livelihood.
Link: You Tube Channel of IDEA, 4 minutes, September 2017.

 
New Project's web site:
WWW.ECOVILLAGEDEVELOPMENT.NET

News from the Project Activities:
EVD at UNFCCC SB48
INFORSE SUSWATCH INSEDA Side Event and Exhibition UNFCCC SB 48  Bonn May 1 2018
UNFCCC Side Event May 1 2018 South Asia Panel
30 April to 10 May 2018
Bonn, Germany

UNFCCC
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - SBI 48
Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)

INFORSE - SusWatch - INSEDA Side Event (May 1) and Exhibition (April 30-May 10)
Launch of Policy Briefs and Publication: White Paper
. (See above)

Read
more:
- Side Event Program (pdf),
- South Asia Panel Presenations (pdf),
- UNFCCC EVD Policy Brief (pdf),
- Publication Launched: White Paper: EVD Climate Mitigation and Adaptation with Eco-Village Development (EVD) Solutions: Full Report (45 pp pdf) and Summary (4 pp, pdf).
-
TalanoaDialogue: Story from Villages in South Asia presented by Dumindu Herath
Download: (1 page pdf)

and all presentations at INFORSE at SB48.
White Paper EVD  Climate Mitigation and Adaptation 2018 - South Asian Talanoa story
Sustainable Energy News: Issue No. 82 April 2018
April 2018
New Issue of Sustainable Energy News
No. 82: 3-page article
on Eco-Village Development in South Asia, PDF file (pdf, 1.7 MB)
REGIONAL & NATIONAL EVENTS in 2018:

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 Bangkok, 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 Economic and Social Council at the United Nations Headquarters 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:

- EVD Publication's Contents.

- UN ECSAP; 5th APFSD 5th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD).
- APFSD's documents on SDG 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17.
including:
- APFSD's SDG Goal 7 Profile (pdf link)
- APFSD's Report on SDG 7 Roundtable (pdf link)
- APFSD's Visualization of inter linkages for SDG 7 (pdf link)
Dialogue Meeting on Eco Willage Development on Block Level, Chamba, Uttarakhand.
March 9, 2018
India: Dialogue Meeting on Eco Village Development on Block Level, Chamba, Uttarakhand.
Interaction workshop with Micro Finance Institutions for upscaling EVD Concept at Dhulikhel
May 21-26, 2018
Nepal: Orientation Workshop on EVD in Nepal
Proceedings (pdf on CRT's website)

March 7, 2018
Nepal: Interaction workshop with Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) for upscaling Eco Village Development (EVD) Concept at Dhulikhel Kavre.
Proceedings (pdf on CRT's website)
More: CRT /Nepal EVD Project Phase 2.

EV Upscaling regional event 12 February 2018

Regional Event February 12 2018

February 12-13, 2018
Regional Event: "Next Steps Towards Scaling Up of Eco-Village Development Solutions" to Chart Roadmap for Accessing Climate Finance, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Presentations:

NGO Partners National Perspectives:

- Nepal: by Shovana Maharjan, CRT-N

-Sri Lanka: by Dumindu Herath, IDEA
- Bangladesh: by Mohammad M. Hasan, Grameen Shakti
- India: by Jeebanjyoti Mohanty, INSEDA

Governmental Perspectives:
- Sri Lanka: "Mainstreaming of EVD activities in on-going policies and schemes at sub national levels: Perspectives from Government" - by Leel Randeni, Environmental Planning and Economics Division, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Government of Sri Lanka.
- Nepal: "Renewable Energy technology and ways to scaling up EVD in Nepal" by Dr. K. P. Majagaiya, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Government of Nepal.

NGO Climate & Financing Perspectives:
- EVD & Climate:
by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE
- EVD & Financing: by Santosh Patnaik, CANSA

Panel and Discussion moderated by Atiq BCAS


Download: Presentations (134 pp., 8 MB, pdf).

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

January 31, 2018
Issue #1 Newsletter on Eco Village Development in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, financing and COP23.
Published by INFORSE-South Asia /INSEDA.
Editors/Authors: Raymond Myles, Regional coordinator, INFORSE-South Asia, Limasangla Jamir, INSEDA, India, Kavita Myles, INSEDA, Dumindu Herath, IDEA, Sri Lanka. Mahmodul Hasan, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh,.Shovana Maharjan, CRT, Nepal. Santosh Patnaik, CANSA, Zareen Myles, WAFD, India. Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE.
Download the Newsletter from INSEDA's website as pdf file.

IDEA Sri Lanka worshop
IDEA workshop DEcember 2017

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 Linking Eco Village Development activities with Gramashakthi People's movement together with Matale District Secretariat.

See more photos at INFORSE - South Asia's facebook page
Read more at IDEA's EVD2 and EVD1 Project websites.
EVD at UNFCCC COP23
UNFCCC COP23 Side Event

November 6-17, 2017, Bonn, Germany - UNFCCC COP23
INFORSE Exhibition and Side Event

Download: Program and Policy Brief

 

November 9, 2017: Side Event with INFORSE-South Asia participation
Presentations from the EVD South Asia Project:

- India: by Zareen Myles, WAFD (pdf, 2.5 MB)

- Nepal: by Shovana Maharjan, CRT-N (pdf, 1.5 MB)

- Sri Lanka: by Dumindu Herath, IDEA (pdf, 1.5 MB)

- Bangladesh: by Mohammad M. Hasan, Grameen Shakti (pdf 0.5 MB)

- Launch Report on Mitigation: by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE (pdf, 0.5 MB)

- Finance by Santosh Patnaik, CANSA (pdf, 0.4 MB)

- Paris Rule Book by Jeebanjyoti Mohanty, INSEDA (pdf, 0.3 MB)

- UNFCCC COP23 Policy Brief, 9.11.2017, (pdf 1 p., 0.1 MB)

Full Proceedings is available at INFORSE at COP23

Report: Greenhouse Emission Reduction Potential of Eco-Village Development (EVD) Solutions in South Asia

November 9, 2017
Launch of Report: Greenhouse Emission Reduction Potential of Eco-Village Development (EVD) Solutions in South Asia

Download the Report, November 2017 PDF file (pdf file, 36 pages))

UNFCCCC INFORSE group at exhibition

UNFCCCC INFORSE group at exhibition

November 6-11, 2017

INFORSE Exhibition at Bonn Zone of the UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, Germany

Picture: Side Event Group at the INFORSE exhibition

NEWSLETTERS:
Sustainable Energy News July 2017 EVD theme
November 2017
New Issue of Sustainable Energy News
No. 81: 3-page article
on Eco-Village Development in South Asia, PDF file (pdf, 1.7 MB)


July 31, 2017
New Issue of Sustainable Energy News
No. 80: Editorial & 6-page theme on Eco-Village Development in South Asia

Download the whole issue:
PDF file (pdf, 1.7 MB) 
NATIONAL DIALOGUE MEETINGS
EVD women's role dialogue meeting in India 2017

EVD national dialogue meeting in Nepal 2017

June - October, 2017
National & District Level Dialogue Meetings:

India
July 26, Round Table: Role of Women in EVD in New Delhi
PDF file Proceedings (6pp. 0.3MB); and PDF file Recommendations (2 pp. 0.5MB)
June 8, National Dialogue Follow Up Meeting, New Delhi

Nepal:
October 31, Initiation Meeting in Bethanchok Rural Municipality, Kavre.
Proceedings, pdf on CRT's website.
July 7, National Dialogue Meeting and field visit at field visit at Dhungkharka
PDF file Proceedings, July 7 (9 pp., 1.2 MB, pdf)
April 7. Workshop in Bougainvilla, Kathmandu, Proceedings Apr. 7 (12 pp, 1.3 MB, pdf),

Sri Lanka:
September 22, 2017 Awareness Workshop, Matala
July 31, National Event
PDF file Proceedings (26 pp., 2.5 MB, pdf)
July 8-10, Environmental Day Exhibitions

Bangladesh:
August, National Dialogue Follow Up meeting in Dhaka
June 21, National Dialogue Meeting and Seminar in Dhaka
PDF file Proceedings (2pp, 1 MB).


See more at: INFORSE-South Asia facebook and Sustainable Energy News No. 80

 
EVD Project meeting Nepal
June 28-29, 2017 - Final EVD Project Meeting
June 30 - July 1, 2017 Kick Off Project Meeting of Upscaling EVD
July 2, 2017, Tour in Villages
Place: Dhulikhel Lodge Resort, Nepal

INFORSE EVD Project Group at COP22
November 7-17, 2016
INFORSE Exhibition Stall at UNFCCC COP22, Morocco in the Blue Zone

The EVD Project partners participated at COP22 included INFORSE-South Asia members (IDEA, CRT/N, Grameen Shakti, INSEDA and WAFD); INFORSE-Europe members (DIB and SustainableEnergy); and CANSA.

November 11, 2016 - UNFCCC COP22 SIDE EVENT
Time: 16:45-18:15 Room:
Mediterranean (COP22 Blue Zone)
Title: Improving NDCs: Eco-village Development, Energy Access, & Zero Carbon Societies in Africa, Asia & EU

Session on Eco-Village Development;
Welcome by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE
- How can local solutions support energy access & improved livelihoods? by Kavita Myles, Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development. Association - INSEDA and INFORSE - South Asia;
- Experiences from Nepal, by Shovana Maharjan, Centre for Rural Technology - CRT/N, Nepal;
- How to include Eco-village developments in national plans, in improved NDCs? by Dumindu Herath, Integrated Development Association - IDEA, Sri Lanka;
- Eco-village developments in South Asia, mitigation effects, proposals climate finance/markets. by M. Mahmodul Hasan, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh;
- Regional cooperation for local climate action as Eco-village development, by Santosh Patnaik, CAN-South Asia.

Download the EVD part of the Program Leaflet (pdf file), and the Presentations in one file: (pdf file, 2 MB)

The full proceedings of the event is available at INFORSE at COP22

COP22 Side event  November 8 2016
8 November, 2016 - UNFCCC COP22 Mini SIDE EVENT
Time: 12.00-13.00. Venue: Climate Change Studio (COP22 Blue Zone)
Title: Eco Village Development - A Low-Carbon Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy for Development in South Asia.

Speakers from the EVD Project included :
- M. Mahmodul Hasan, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh
- Zareen Myles, Women’s Action for Development (WAFD), India
- Dumindu Herath, Integrated Development Association (IDEA), Sri Lanka
- Kavita Myles, Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association (INSEDA), India
- Shovana Maharajan, Centre for Rural Technology (CRT/N), Nepal
- Santosh Patnaik, Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), South Asia

Download the Program (pdf file
) and the Program/Contents file: (pdf file 0,5 MB, 4 pages ),
Presentations in one file: (pdf file, 2.3 MB)
EVD Article in Sustainable Energy News November 2016
• November, 2016

Article on the Eco-Village Development Project in Sustainable Energy News, Issue No. 79

Download the 3-page article:
PDF file (pdf 06 MB, 3 pages)

Download the full issue from INFORSE's web site Sustainable Energy News.
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”, Sri Lanka.


Panel representatives from the EVD Project: Neeraz Shrestha, CRT/N, Nepal; Dumindu Herath, IDEA, Sri Lanka; Raymond Myles INSEDA, India; Zareen Myles WAFD, India; Santosh Patnaik, CANSA

Closing remarks: Vinod Menon, National Disaster Management Authority, India.
Moderator: Atiq Rahman, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies.

Read more:
PDF file Proceedings (0.9 MB, pdf);, and PDF file presentation by IDEA Sri Lanka (1.2 MB), PDF file presentation by CRT Nepal(3.6 MB). and PDF file EVD in APAN Proceedings (1 page 0.2 MB).
Official website of the 5th APAN Conference.

Publication: Eco-Village Development as Climate Solution - Proposals from South Asia
Link to Publication's Contents

  August 28-September 3, 2016
Mirror of the World Festival, Ridehuset, Aarhus, Denmark
Visit an Eco-Village in South Asia
Exhibition of an eco-village in a South Asia. Solar drier, solar cooker, effective stoves, solar cell lamp, greenhouse.
Organized by DIB.
More: Verdensspejl.dk and on the project at DIB's website in Danish.



28 June, 2016 - India
Event on Eco-Village Development (EVD)
:
National Dialogue Meeting in Dehradun, Uttarakhand State, India

Organized by INSEDA/INFORSE-SouthAsia, WAFD and CANSA.

Download: Proceedings 11 pages (pdf file, 0.5 MB), which includes introduction, summaries of the speakers, and pictures.

Solar dying in Sr Lanka June 2016
Vegetable drying in Sri Lanka June 2016

21 June, 2016 - Sri Lanka

Vegetables and Fruit Dehydration and Drying Exhibition Demonstration in Matale, Sri Lanka
EVD event Improved Cookstove  Sri Lanka
11 June, 2016 - Sri Lanka

Improved Cookstove Program Event in Dalupothagama, Matale, Sri Lanka
Eco-village Development exhibition Environmental Day June 5 2016 Sri Lanka

Eco-village development model in Sri Lanka Environmental day 2016 Sri Lanka
5 June, 2016 - Sri Lanka

World Environmental Day:
Eco-Village Development (EVD) Exhibition in Sri Lanka
IDEA participated with a stall at the exhibition. The exhibition included the technologies used by the eco-village development like the successful efficient Anagi cook stove as well as a small-scale model of an "eco-village" to illustrate the development.

UNFCCC SB44 Bonn Side event on eco-village development in South Asia

UNFCCC SB44 side event on Eco-village development in South Asia June 2016

20 May, 2016
UNFCCC
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - SB 44
INFORSE SIDE EVENT, Bonn, Germany
Time: 16:45 - 18:15, Room: Berlin

Title: South Asian Eco-Village Solutions in NDCs and Climate Finance: Renewable Energy, Organic Farming

How can local, village-level development solutions that mitigate climate change be integrated in the climate actions following the COP21: in the NDCs, in climate financing and in the technology mechanism. Presentations from South Asia with successful solutions. International perspective.

Moderator: Lykke Valentin Kristiansen, DIB, Denmark
-- "Eco-Village Development: A Solution to Bridging the Gap Between Climate Intentions and Action".
---Setting the stage in South Asia: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
---by Kavita Shriya Myles, INFORSE-South Asia & INSEDA, WAFD India. ( PDF file
pdf file, 2.1 MB)
-- INDC of Bangladesh & Approach of Eco-Village Development (EVD) for Achieving Sustainability.
---by M. Mahmodul Hasan, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh. ( PDF file pdf file, 0.6 MB)

-- Linking Eco Village Development (EVD) to INDCs and National Agendas of Sri Lanka.
- --by Dumindu Indika Herath, IDEA, Sri Lanka. (PDF file
pdf file, 0.8 MB)
-- Accessing Climate Finance for EVD in South Asia
- --by Anoop Poonia, CAN South Asia. (PDF file pdf file, 0.6 MB)

-- EVD as Climate Solution in South Asia: Local Solutions Technology Needs, Mitigation Effects;
----Launch of Updated Publication, and Policy Brief.
- --by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE. (PDF file
pdf file, 0.4 MB)

- _Program Leaflet (PDF file pdf, 1 page, 334 kB)
- _Full Proceedings at INFORSE at UNFCCC SB 44.

EVD Publication May 2016 - EVD Policy Brief 2016
20 May, 2016

Launch: Updated Eco-Village Development (EVD) Publication and Policy Brief -
Both Available NOW !!

-_ Publication: Eco-Village Development as Climate Solution -
_
_Proposals from South Asia -
__Second Edition published: May 2016
__Link to Publication's Contents
__Download: Final (3rd) edition - August 2016: (PDF file pdf file, 60 pages, 3.8 MB)
-_ Policy Brief - May 20, 2016
(PDF file pdf file, 3 pages, 305 kB)
EVD Project Group
17-21 May, 2016

Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project Group at the UNFCCC SB44 in Bonn, Germany
EVD Dialogue Meeting in Nepal May 2016
EVD Dialogue Meeting in Nepal May 2016
EVD eco-village model in Nepal

9 May, 2016 - Nepal

Seminar and Nepalese National Dialogue Meeting on Eco-Village Development (EVD)
More than 50 people participated at the event organized by CRT-Nepal.

Download the 16-page Proceedings (1.44 MB pdf file), which includes introduction, summaries of the speakers, list of participants, and pictures.



At the event, there was a small-scale model of an "eco-village" to illustrate the different technologies and development to the audience. (See on the photo to the left).

Sustainable Energy News No 78 2016 incl theme South Asia eco-village development
• May, 2016

Theme in Sustainable Energy News, Issue no. 78:
Eco-Village Development as Climate Solutions in South Asia: Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka

Download the 5-page theme article:
PDF file (pdf, 0.8 MB)

Download the full issue from INFORSE's web site Sustainable Energy News. PDF file

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:
-- Moderator: Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE

-- Key Parts of Climate and Development Solutions in South Asia
-- by Kavita Shriya Myles, INSEDA, INFORSE South Asia PDF file (pdf 1.0 MB)
-- Integrating into Local Developments
---by Namiz M. Musafer, IDEA, Sri Lanka PDF file (pdf 1.5 MB)
-- Extending Successful Local Energy Solutions
-- by M. Mahmodul Hasan, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh PDF file (pdf 0.9 MB kB)
-- Using to Reconstruction of Villages after the Earthquake
-- by Ganesh Ram Shresta, CRT, Nepal
PDF file (pdf 2.0 MB)

The event was co-organized by INFORSE, AIWC, negaWatt, and NFVE, and had 3 sessions.
Read the Side Event's full Program (1-page leaflet). and full Proceedings.
Policy Brief EVD to UNFCCC COP"1-- Publication Eco Village DEvelopment in South Asia

December 3, 2015 - UNFCCC COP21 Side Event, Blue Zone, Paris, France

POLCY BRIEF:
Eco-village Development as Climate Solution, Proposals from South Asia
Download:
PDF file Policy Brief (0.5MB, 6 pages)

PUBLICATION:
Launch of the Eco-Village Development Concept
- First Edition: December 3, 2015. We are collecting comments, and this first version will be revised.
The publication was updated in May and August, 2016. (See above)

Eco-Village Development smal scale model at COP21
• December, 2015 - UNFCCC COP21, Paris, France

Exhibition stall in the UNFCCC Building's Blue Zone:
Eco-Village Model including greenhouse, solar drier, efficient cook stove, garden waste compost container, cows, biogas, house with solar cell.

The exhibition was a cooperation among INFORSE, AIWC, and the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy. The eco-village model was eye catching, and raised high interest among visitors. The exhibition was also a meeting place and a good contact point for dissemination of the Project's brochure, Policy Brief and Publication, which were available with Q-R code download also.
More pictures of the exhibition:
PDF file (pdf, 0.5 MB, 1 page).
3-page pdf Article on Eco village Development in SEN December 2015

• December, 2015

Article on the Eco-Village Development Project in Sustainable Energy News, Issue No. 77

Download the article:
PDF file (pdf 0,6 MB, 3 pages)

Download the full issue from INFORSE's web site Sustainable Energy News.

Project partners at UNFCCC COP21 Paris
• November 29, 2015

Mid-term EVD Project Meeting
The meeting took place just before the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris, France
EVD project presentation Denmatk Mirror of the World  August 2015
August 30, 2015 - Aarhus, Denmark
Presentations and Debate during the Danish "Mirror of the World" Festival.
The event was co-organized by the Danish INFORSE member organization, DIB, which is coordinator of the Project.
The introduction was made by Lykke Valentin Kristensen from DIB. The Project was 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. They were followed by a debate based on the presentations. Beside the EVD Project's' presentations, Jane Kruse from the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy also presented their activities in Africa. Finn Tobiesen from the Danish Organisation "SustainableEnergy" was moderator of the event. More: Event Program at DIB.

Gramen Shakti Logo UNFCCC logo

August 20, 2015 - Bangladesh
News from Mohammad Mahmodul Hasan, Grameen Shakti:
Success on Advocacy: Grameen Shakti is going to get the the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) fund as recognized of it Solar Home System dissemination all over Bangladesh. It has taken almost 2 years to the success. Around 182,000 UN-Certified Emission Reductions (CER) has been issued in favor of Grameen Shakti for replacing fossil fuel kerosene and sustainable development for low-carbon future.
More: UNFCCC CDM and an Article "Growing Solar Home System Earns Bangladesh UN fund; First in the World" 4-page article ( pdf file, 0.2 MB) in a leading Daily Newspaper in Bangladesh
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Village planning meeting  sri lanka September 2016
September 19, 2015 - Galahitiyagama, Sri Lanka
Village Planning Meeting
IDEA together with the local partner, Arunalu, organized a meeting for the villagers to get the valuable inputs from villagers to structure a village development plan. The village meeting participants exceeded 80 and was representative. Some of the most appropriate PRA tools were used to extract the information and feedback from the villagers followed by some dialogue/discussion sessions.
Read more at IDEA's home page "News"
Eco Village advocay event 2015 Sri Lanka
July 15, 2015 - Matale, Sri Lanka
Eco-Village Development (EVD) Advocacy Event
IDEA together with local partner “Arunulu” organized an advocacy event for the planning and development officials, civil organizations and other relevant stakeholders based in Pallepola and Naula DS divisions. The workshop was to raise awareness on climate change, adaptation and mitigation options and set the background for the EVD project to be carried out in three villages under the two divisions.
Read: Proceedings (pdf file 2.5 MB)
UNFCCC SB42 side event on Eco-village development June 2015
UNFCCC SB42 side enet on ecovillage development June 2015

June 10, 2015 - Bonn, Germany

Project Presented at INFORSE - UNFCCC Side Event in Bonn - SBI 42 Pre Conference to COP21 in Paris.
Read more: Proceedings.

Policy Brief: "Eco-village Development as Climate Solution"
Download Policy Brief, 4 pages. (pdf, 0.2 MB)

EVD kick off meeting 2015 India
EVD Kick Off meeting 2015 India

April 2015 - New Delhi and North India

Kick-off Project Meeting and Seminar on "Advocacy on Sustainable Village Development" in India.

Project's Aimed Achievements:

1. Establish an evidence base of advocating for EVD and the solutions and methods it includes. This documentation shall explain how EVD and its solutions drive sustainable, local development with poverty reduction and at the same time include climate mitigation and adaptation. This will be verified with the national availability of the evidence-base in publications and in public forum and on the web sites of partner organizations.

2. Make solutions, including EVD, that combine climate action and fulfilling of development objectives, known among people and organizations that can influence the national decision-makers and negotiators. These include lower levels of administration (states in India, counties in other countries), national associations and NGOs, political contacts, and to influence climate negotiators also other climate negotiators NGOs active in the negotiations. This will be verified with an analysis of who influences national decision-makers, reports of presentations and dialogue with the relevant people and organizations, as well as with relevant information from them, such as publications and information about their events.

3. Make national decision-makers and climate negotiators aware of solutions, including EVD, that combine climate action and fulfilling of development objectives. This will be verified with reports of presentations and dialogue with the relevant decision-makers and negotiators.

4. Have solutions, such as EVD, that combine climate action and fulfilling of development objectives, included in national priorities for climate negotiations and in national climate actions that govern the framework for local development. This will be verified with reports from meetings with decision-makers and negotiators as well as speeches, positions etc. from them and reports from discussions on national climate actions.

Project Activities:

The Project develops a concept for sustainable village development in South Asia, and seeks to communicate it to national and international level to combat climate change. This will be facilitated by a publication on national languages, position papers, national dialogue meetings, publication of INFORSE's newsletter "Sustainable Energy News", and participation of the UN Climate Conferences.
During the project sustainable village development plans are made in 3 selected villages from each countries. These are prepared based on an assessment of the situation (resources, potentials) and needs, as well as through dialogues in the villages. Other results will be the installation of smaller demonstrations in the villages.

Please see the flow of the planed activities for Phase I in the illustration underneath:


Background of the Project:

The Project is building on the experiences of the participating organizations and two previous NGO cooperation projects:
- Link: Southern Voices on Climate Change Project (2011-2014)
- Link: Sustainable Energy to Poverty Reduction Project (2005-2008)

Contacts:

Contact the participating NGOs and supporting NGOs.

Countries/Regions
NGOs
Contact
List of Participating NGOs:
Denmark
DIB DEnmark logo
Coordinator of the Project:
DIB: Danish International Settlement Service
Web: www.dib.dk and DIB - EVD Project Link
www.ecovillagedevelopment.net
att. Lykke Valentin Kristiansen, Paul Erik Bidinger
International
INFORSE Logo
INFORSE:-International Network for Sustainable Energy
Web: www.inforse.org and INFORSE - EVD Project Link
att. Gunnar Boye Olesen, Judit Szoleczky
South Asia
INFORSE-South Asia logo
INFORSE-South Asia
Web: www.inforse.org/asia and INFORSE-SA - Project Link
att. Raymond Myles, INSEDA, India
South Asia
CANSA logo
CANSA: Climate Action Network - South Asia
Web: www.cansouhasia.net and CANSA - EVD Project Link
att. Santosh Patnaik, Sanjay Vashist
Bangladesh
Grameen Shakti India logo
Grameen Shakti
Web: www.gshakti.org and GS - EVD Project Link
att. Mohammad Mahmodul Hasan,
Sohel Ahmed, Fazley Rabbi
India
INSEDA India logo
INSEDA: Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association
Web: www.inseda.org and INSEDA - EVD Project Link
att. Raymond Myles, Limasangla Jamir, Jeebanjyoti Mohanty
WAFD India logo
WAFD: Women's Action for Development (in Phase I)
Web: www.climateandgender.org and WAFD - EVD Projects Link
att. Zareen Myles
AIEC India logo
AIWC: All India Women's Conference (in Phase I)
Web: www.aiwc.org.in
att. Usha Nair, Kalyani Raj
Nepal
CRT Nepal logo
CRT/N: Centre for Rural Technology
Web: www.crtnepal.org
and CRT - Project Link Phase 1
and Phase 2.
-att. Shovana Maharjan, Ganesh Shrestha, Lumin Kumar
Sri Lanka
IDEA Sri Lanka Llogo
IDEA: Integrated Development Association
Web: www.ideasrilanka.org and IDEA - EVD Phase 1 Project Link and IDEA EVD Phase 2 Project link
att. Dumindu Indika Herath, R.M. Amerasekera, Namiz Musafer
Financial Supporter of the Project:
Denmark
CISU Denmark logo

Fund for Climate and Environment administered by CISU - Civil Society in Development (www.cisu.dk), which is an association of 280+ Danish non-profit, membership-based NGOs / CSOs. The Fund is financed by DANIDA.