Asia is a network of 24 NGOs in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri
Lanka. INFORSE-East Asia is a network of 12 NGOs
in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, and Vietnam.
The NGOs are working for sustainable energy solutions to protect
the environment and reduce poverty.
Asia and INFORSE-East Asia are
two of the 7 regions of the International Network for Sustainable
Energy (INFORSE), which is a worldwide NGO network formed at the Global
Forum in Rio in 1992.
Brochure (2 page pdf file 339kB).
works for implementation of sustainable energy solutions by exchange of
information, awareness creation, formulation and implementation of strategies,
and lobbying of international forums.
is a meeting place for NGOs working at the grassroots level as well as
at national, regional and international levels, all united on a
for a long- term sustainable development with phasing out of nuclear
and fossil energy use.
network is facilitating practical and political exchange of experiences
among NGOs, liaising with concerned multilateral agencies, creating political
and public awareness, and seeking support for NGO activities.
lobbies to promote sustainable energy solutions - renewable energy and
energy efficiency - which utilise decentralised approaches. All
seek to protect the environment, and to achieve development.
The member organizations
and the Regional Coordinator(s) organize regional meetings and
other INFORSE activities. The regional
meetings are the foundation of the network's democratic structure. The
Coordinators are working on the regional action plans, securing regional
INFORSE and coordinating with other INFORSE regions.
In countries with substantial
INFORSE activities and/or members, National Focal Points are elected.
Capacity Building for Poverty-reducing Sustainable Energy
Asia (2005-08) is the largest
INFORSE-activity in Asia and involves members from Bangladesh,
India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Internet Education on Renewable Energy Technologies was developed
by INFORSE-South Asia in cooperation with INFORSE-Europe
has Consultative Status at the UN ECOSOC.
statements, exhibitions are prepared for several United Nations or Ministerial
and their parallel NGO Forums including:
- UN-ECE Working Groups on
Environment and on Sustainable Energy in Geneva
- Follow up of the
Rio Conferences, UN
(CSD 14, CSD 15, CSD9 New York, WSSD & Civil
Society Forum, Johannesburg, 2002)
- Follow up of the Johannesburg
Conference (Bonn, 2004)
Conferences (UNFCCC) since '95
Environmental Ministers' Meeting ´98
International Conference on Adult Education ‘97
Summit for Social Development ‘95
information about INFORSE-Asia can be found in our new INFORSE-Asia