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7-17 November, 2016
INFORSE at UNFCCC COP22, Morocco in the Blue Zone

November 11, 2016
Time: 16:45-18:15 Room:
Title: Improving NDCs: Ecovillage Development, Energy Access, & Zero Carbon Societies in Africa, Asia & EU

8 November, 2016
Time: 12.00-13.00. Venue: UNFCCC Climate Change Studio
Title: Eco Village Development - A Low-Carbon Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy for Development in South Asia.

EXHIBITION: November 7-18, 2016

Read proceedings at INFORSE South Asia Eco-Village Development Project presented at COP22 or INFORSE at COP22

• 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
Parallel Session: “Coordinating Policy Initiatives for Adaptation' in South Asia”

Read more on the EVD Project
28 June, 2016 - India
Dialogue Meeting on eco-village development (EVD) concept in India

More information at the organisers: INSEDA, WAFD and CANSA and at the Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project.

20 May, 2016
Side Event in Bonn - SB 44 - Pre Conference to COP22
Time: 16:45 - 18:15, Room: Berlin

Title: South Asian Eco-Village Solutions in NDCs and Climate Finance: Renewable Energy, Organic Farming
Launch of Update of Publication and Policy Brief

Program, Proceedings and Publications are at the Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project.

EVD Dialogue Meeting in Nepal May 2016
9 May, 2016 - Nepal
Seminar and Nepalese National Dialogue Meeting on Eco-Village Development (EVD).
Read more on the Project and download the Proceedings (1.44 MB, 16 pages, pdf file), which includes introduction, summaries of the speakers, list of participants, and pictures.
More information: CRT-Nepal and Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project.

• 31 March, 2016 - Sri Lanka
Pro-poor Low Carbon Development Strategies in South Asia - Regional Knowledge Sharing Workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Read more:
_- Low Carbon Development (LCD) Project
_- CAN South Asia
- IDEA, Sri Lanka.


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.
The Session's Proceedings is at: Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project.

July-November 2015 - India
Workshops on "Low Carbon Development Strategies with focus on women and poverty reduction in India"

Workshops organised by AIWC in cooperation with CANSA and INFORSE-South Asia:
• Kolkata July 14, 2015
• Dehradun: July 16, 2015
• Rajkot: August 2, 2015
• Visakhapatnam: September 15, 2015
• Pondicherry: November 3, 2015

Read more:
- Report at AIWC website (PDF file
pdf file)
- Low Carbon Development (LCD) Project

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10 June 2015
INFORSE - UNFCCC Side Event in Bonn - SBI 42, Pre Conference to COP21
Time: 18:30 - 20:00, Place: Room: Bonn I

Title: Rural Development with Low Carbon, Eco-Village Solutions in South Asia.

The Side Event was organised by NGO Partners in South Asia in the framework of the new EVD Project in 2015-2017.
The NGO partners include the INFORSE members: CRT (Nepal), IDEA (Sri Lanka), Grameen Shakti (Bangladesh), INSEDA, AIWC, WAFD (India), DIB (Denmark), and CAN-South Asia.

Review and Proceedings:
- Side Event on Eco-Village Development (EVD) on June 10, 2015

Read more on:
- Project: Advocacy on the Eco-Village Development
- INFORSE's Side Events at SBI 42 in Bonn
August 30, 2015 - Aarhus, Denmark
Presentations and Debate during the Danish "Mirror of the World" Festival.
The Project 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. The event was co-organized by the Danish INFORSE member organization, DIB, which is coordinator of the Eco-Village Development (EVD) Project.
July 15, 2015 - Matale, Sri Lanka
Eco-Village Development (EVD) Advocacy Event

Read: Proceedings, (pdf file 2.5 MB)
Southern Voices on Climate Change
May - July, 2014
" Southern Voices on Climate Change" regional NGO Meetings and INFORSE-South Asia Meetings in Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

Contact: INFORSE-South Asia c/o INSEDA (India), and National focal points:
AIWC (India), CRT (Nepal), IDEA (Sri Lanka).
See events below and read more at the "Southern Voices" Project
SV meeeting INFORSE Nepal 2014
__• May 2, 2014:
__National and Networking Meeting in Nepal organised by CRT Nepal
SV meeting India INFORSE 2014
__ April - July 2014
__National Networking Meetings and Workshops in India
__July 27-28, 2014: organised by INSEDA
__May 20, 2014: organised by AIWC
__April 15, 2014: organised by WAFD
SV Meeting INFORSE Bangladesh 2014
__ May 14 and July 12, 2014
__National Networking Meetings in Bangladesh organised by Grameen Shakti.
Date: 11 - 22 November, 2013
United Nations Climate Change Conference
Place: Warsaw, Poland

INFORSE participated as NGO observer organisation.
INFORSE organised Exhibition and a Side Event.

Among the INFORSE-Asia members, the following organisations plann to participate: INSEDA, WAFD, and AIWC from India.

See more:
SV meeting INFORSE Sri Lanka 2013
Date: July 18-19, 2013
"Southern Voices on Climate Change"
Regional Networking Meeting in Sri Lanka

Date: 26 November - 7 December, 2012
Place: Doha, Qatar
INFORSE participated as NGO observer and organised Exhibition and a Side Event.
Among the INFORSE-Asia members participated INSEDA, WAFD, and AIWC from India.
See more: INFORSE at COP18.
INFORSE-Asia at the Southern Voices on Climate Change Project


Date: 28 November - 9 December, 2011
Place: Durban, South Africa

INFORSE participated as NGO observer and organised Exhibition and a Side Event.
Among the INFORSE-Asia members participated INSEDA, WAFD, and AIWC from India.
See more: INFORSE at COP17.
INFORSE-Asia at the Southern Voices on Climate Change Project

Date: 29 November - 10 December, 2010
Place: Cancún, Mexico

INFORSE participated as NGO observer.
Among the INFORSE-Asia delegates were:
Raymond Myles, INFORSE-South Asia Coordinator /INSEDA, India.
See more: INFORSE at COP16.
INFORSE-Asia at the Southern Voices on Climate Change Project
Date: December 7-18, 2009
Place: Copenhagen, Denmar
INFORSE organised Exhibition and Side Events 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: INFORSE at COP15.

Date: December 15, 2008
Place: Poznan, Poland

INFORSE organised 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: INFORSE at COP14

  Date: January 23-24, 2008
Event: Workshop
Place: Bangladesh
Contact: Grameen Shakti,

or Raymond Myles, INSEDA, INFORSE South Asia Coordinator
  Date: May 24-26, 2007
Workshop: INFORSE-Capacity Building Project National Workshop of NGOs in RETs for Poverty Reduction in India

Place:  Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Manesar, Gurgaon, India
Program: (37kB word file)

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

Date: November 2006
Place: New Delhi, India
Event: ENERGIA Regional Meeting

Date: September 28-October 1, 2006
Place: Augsburg, Germany
Event: RENEXPO, International Trade Fair and Conference for Renewable Energy
The Manual of Sustainable Energy to Reduce Poverty was part of the
INFORSE exhibition
Read more: here

Date: March 2005
Place: New Delhi, India
Starting Meeting and Seminar INFORSE South-Asia Cooperation Project on Sustainable Energy 2005-06.
The organisations of INFORSE started cooperation on a joint project to strengthen the capacities of NGOs to incorporate sustainable energy into their work for poverty reduction.

The participating organisations were:
INSEDA and AIWC from India; IDEA from Sri Lanka; CRT from Nepal; Grameen Shakti from Bangladesh;
Danish Organisation for Sustainable Energy (OVE); Danish International Settlement Service (DIB).

Picture from the project preparation meeting in India:
(from left to right): Fr. Mathew, SDA, Kerela, India; R.M. Amarasekara, IDEA, Sri Lanka;
Raymond Myles, INSEDA, India; Paul Erik Bidinger, DIB, Denmark;
Manushree Banerjee (front) AIWC, India; Gunnar Boye Olesen, OVE,
Denmark & INFORSE; Ganesh R. Shrestha, CRT, Nepal;
Ruhul Quddus, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh.