INFORSE continued to participate in the "Southern Voices" Programme
to increase the capacity of NGOs to work on climate policies.
The Program's Phase
2 (2012-2014) was the continuation of the Phase 1 (2011-2012).
INFORSE South Asia
was involved with the Coordinator, Raymond Myles, INSEDA, and INFORSE
member organisations in the region.
the programme to:
- Increase the
networking among NGOs that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency
for access to energy. This is important for the necessary introduction
of sustainable and affordable access to energy for all. The networking
shall help increasing the knowledge as well as the advocacy capacity
of the NGOs to promote the sustainable energy solutions. If you want
to be involved in the INFORSE contact list and/or network, please
- Collect and coordinate
NGO positions on climate mitigation and how people and countries
can participate while reducing poverty and improve their development.
Positions and background material were developed to promote improved
cooking stoves, solar dryers, sustainable villages, NGOs involvement.
- Organise regional
meetings of INFORSE members. There was a regional meeting in Sri
Lanka in 2013.
- Organise national
activities in selected countries.
There were national meetings in Sri Lanka organised by IDEA, in Bangladesh
organised by Grameen Shakti, in Nepal organised by CRT, and in India
organised by INSEDA, WAFD and AIWC.
Bangladesh there was a video made to hear the "southern voices" of
happy solar home users (PV) providing electricity to lamps, television
and poultry shed.
includes 2 interviews
made with solar home system users.
The video was made
Grameen Shakti in the framework of the project.
There is English subtitle.
- Collect cases
with good practices in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency
for increased energy access, both cases on policy initiatives and
cases on actual better access to energy. The cases will be used for
inspiration of NGOs as well as for advocating better conditions for
the increased use sustainable energy to increase access to energy.
Access and Climate Protection Cases (December 2014 Update),
Access Cases (2012).
Update of Publication: "Combining
Energy Access and Climate Protection"
- 4 June 2014, Bonn, Germany
Launch of Publication at
Bonn, UN Climate COP Pre-Conference
- How energy can be provided
with sustainable energy, reducing emissions and increasing
well being", Cases in Asia
and Africa. Compiled by the
-18 November 2013
Launch of Draft Publication at the UNFCCC
from: Publication (The
full text as pdf is available).
For contacts to the
Project, contact INFORSE
Regional Coordinators and Focal Points, and INFORSE-South
Programme is made by a consortium of five Danish NGOs,
Climate Action Network and
IIED. It is coordinated by CARE Denmark and funded by the Danish International
Development Agency (DANIDA). INFORSE activities also include INFORSE-South
Asia, INFORSE-Africa, INFORSE-Europe, and the Danish INFORSE member "Sustainable
October, 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark
Seminar: Learning from Southern Voices: How to make advocacy on climate change
Launch Publication: Climate Change Advocacy Tool
Toolkit 1: Start Here! Introducing Advocacy and the Climate Change
Toolkit 2: Planning Advocacy
Toolkit 3: Framing the Debate: Messages and Communication
Toolkit 4: Strengthening Advocacy Networks
Toolkit 5: Influencing Decision Makers
Toolkit 6: Engaging the Public
Toolkit 7: Engaging the Media
Toolkit 8: Supporting Local Voices
Toolkit 9: Policy Implementation & Finance
- Program: Seminar,
October 30, 2014
- Download Publication from: Climate
Change Advocacy Toolkit
21 May, 2012, Bonn Germany
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
Press Release: pdf file (21 kB)
Download the Report from the Project's web site: SouthernVoices.net
on the Project:
"Southern Voices on Climate Change" Capacity Building
Program in 2011-14 at
Southern Voices: www.southernvoices.net/en/about/236-english/75-about-previous-phases-2015.html
Activities since 2014:
The Southern Voices project in 2011-14, included networks working on both adaptation
and mitigation activities. The NGO advocacy cooperation activities continued.
In 2014, 2 new NGO Advocacy Cooperation projects started, one on adaptation
and one on mitigation, and in 2015 another mitigation project started in South
Asia. These are:
"Southern Voices on Adaptation" Project in 2014-2016.
The Project is coordinated by CARE Denmark:
"Promoting Pro-Poor Low-Carbon Development Strategies" Project
The Project supports 13 national and 4 regional climate networks.
The Project is coordinated by the INFORSE member organisation SustainableEnergy
"Evidence Based, Low
Carbon, Pro-Poor Advocacy on Sustainable Eco-Village Development" Project
in South Asia. It is a cooperation with 6 INFORSE members in South Asia and
The project is coordinated by DIB in Denmark, which is also INFORSE member.
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