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JEEP EnviroTech Day

Jul 29, 2018   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP EnviroTech Day

We are happy to announce the first JEEP EnviroTech Day!

On Saturday August 11th 2018 we will open the doors of Joint Energy and Environment Projects for everyone to watch, learn and have fun on our beautiful green grounds in Kyanja, Kampala. Get an insight into our activities in the environmental sector through guided tours and demonstrations. We will exhibit technical solutions like solar energy, energy saving stoves, briquette making and many more. You will learn how you can contribute to environmental management in your daily life. Did you know that a clean environment goes hand in hand with saving on money and time?

Use the opportunity to try dried fruits from a solar dryer and popcorn made with a biogas cooker. We also show you how you can save energy with a hay basket. For the children we have a bouncing castle and games. Affordable food and drinks as well as music and dance will be offered. You can buy self-made peanut butter, soap and many more.

The first 100 visitors on our venue receive a small gift.

FREE ENTRY

Venue: JEEP grounds, Kyanja, Gayaza Road.

Direction from Ntinda: Go to Kyanja trading center. Make a left turn to Kisaasi –Kyanja Road. Slope down for about 800 meters until you find us on the right side.

Direction from Gayaza Road: Make a turn at 7 miles Gayaza Road to your right to Kisaasi-Kyanja Road. Continue for about 300 meters and you will find us on your left side.

For more information you can contact us on these phone numbers 0701 582958, 0778 493699 and 0700 494212, by email: info@jeepfolkecenter.org and on Facebook.

Cold Storage and Lighting Project Monitoring visits in Kalangala district (Ssese islands)

Jun 30, 2018   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Cold Storage and Lighting Project Monitoring visits in Kalangala district (Ssese islands)

Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP), between August 2017 to February 2018, set up 6 JEEP Green Power Units in Bubeke and Kyamuswa sub-counties, Kalangala District. The Units were set up at 6 landing sites with funding from United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) under the project name, Solar Cold Storage and Lighting Project. JEEP works with 6 women groups to run the units.

JEEP pre-commissioned the Green Power Units on 20th and 21st February 2018. Mr. Tom Coogan from USADF and Mrs. Joan Rutaroh from Uganda Development Trust (UDET) pre-commissioned one of the Units. Thereafter, JEEP had follow up visits and finishing works to the Units; and commissioned them by the end of May 2018.

Each Unit was installed with 2 solar powered freezers for fish and drinks cold storage services at a fee, solar phone charging at a fee and solar lamps for selling to the communities. Each unit was installed with 2 internal bulbs and 1 external security light. JEEP has so far raised about UGX.4,000,000 (USD.1,142) from the cold storage and lighting services and expects to keep raising more income. This will be used for re-stocking the units, for replacement / repair works and for replicating a unit at another landing.

The project contributes to 5 Strategic Development Goals (SDGs) including SDG 1, 5, 7, 8 and 13.

SDG Number 1: No Poverty: The 6 women groups get income from the cold storage services and from selling the solar lamps.

SDG Number 5: Gender Equity: In running the units, the women are competing with men who tend to manage solar related businesses more than women in Uganda.

SDG Number 7: Affordable and clean energy: The Freezers, phone charging system and solar lamps use affordable and clean energy.

SDG Number 8: Decent work and economic growth: The women are working decently to raise income for themselves.

SDG Number 13: Climate Action: The units contribute to mitigation of climate change through use of clean solar energy.

Green Power Unit of Busobozi Women Group

Each Unit has 2 solar powered fridges

One fridge is for cold fish storage

The other fridge is for selling cold drinks

The fish is weighed to calculate the price for storing

Solar phone charging system within the Unit

Green products like solar lamps and energy saving stoves are also sold in the Units

A customer is buying a cold drink from Ndiwulira Women Group Green Power Unit

KAL project Stakeholders meeting at JEEP Folkecenter

Mar 7, 2017   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on KAL project Stakeholders meeting at JEEP Folkecenter

On 15th February 2017, the KAL project stakeholders meeting was held at the JEEP Folkecenter where all the nine project districts of Arua, Amuria, Apac, Kalangala, Kamuli, Tororo, Mukono, Kasese and Mpigi were duly represented. Other stakeholders came from Government ministries, institutions ir universities, the civil society Organisations (CSOs), Government Agencies ( NEMA, NAADS, NFA, & UIA),  Media, and JEEP members. The Chief Guest Mr. Soren H. Larsen the First Secretary at the Embassy of Denmark in Uganda was the Chief Guest who launched the report on findings and recommendations on Renewable Energy and Climate Change mitigation aims at increasing  the level of sustainable rural communities through implementation of environmental conservation practices e.g. energy saving stoves and tree planting and local access to renewable energy technologies such as solar lamps.

The findings came from all the project stakeholders where the Area Members of Parliament in the target district promised to further advocacy and lobbying for greener developments and embrace the benefits of renewable energy technology through encouraging formulation more strategic and comprehensive greener policies; District, sub-county, local and village leaders become more active in policy formation, enforcement and monitoring measures to reduce environmental degradation e.g. recapturing degraded wetland, tree planting during district and global environmental days and participative / interactive decision making forums in their local and administrative council meetings.

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Annual General Meeting

Dec 15, 2015   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Annual General Meeting

Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) organized the Annual General Meeting for Board of Directors,  JEEP staff and JEEP members from the districts of Amuria, Mukono, Luweero, Arua, Tororo, Mpigi, Wakiso, Kampala, the meeting took place on the 14th of November 2015 at the JEEP offices at Kyanja along Gayaza Road. The issues which were discussed in the meeting included Reading previous AGM minutes, Reports on JEEP projects, JEEP members reported the impacts of JEEP projects in their areas, jJEEP gave reports on activities carried out, the income and expenditure of the funds, Reactions to reports, Ratification of Board and constitution and Way forward

JEEP Board of Directors at the AGM

 

JEEP 10th Anniversary at Folkecenter.

Dec 15, 2015   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP 10th Anniversary at Folkecenter.

On 14th November 2015 JEEP celebrated their 10th Anniversary at their home JEEP folkecenter in Kyanja. The celebration began with marching by the participants around Kyanja trading center. JEEP exhibited different types of renewable energy at the center where by many people from different district were so excited to see these technologies how they work. All JEEP members from various districts, schools and other invited guests celebrated together with JEEP staff. The Board of directors represented by Dr. Ssekamatte Ben welcomed the visitors to the ceremony , he informed the visitors that JEEP has been in existence for over a decade  and thanked the staff and administration for the work, he thanked MS Uganda for assisting JEEP with getting for the center and partners such as the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy (NFRE), FAO, Merkur bank, Energi  Nord  and other partners who continue funding JEEP. He informed the participants that Energi Nord has donated a number of lamps and requested corporate companies like banks to do so, JEEP is involved in many projects across the country in districts such as Kasese, Mpigi, Bududa, he requested participants to carry out at least one environment activity i.e. solar, tree planting in their areas. He concluded the speech by emphasizing JEEP’s mission which is “A safe environment for a sure future”

 

The matching in Kyanja Ntinda road. Oda and Desiree volunteers at JEEP with the banner.

Chief Guest and JEEP Board of Directors

 

The St. Yusufu Lugalama Ntinda church choir entertained the Guests

 

Students from Butende Technical Institute trained in briquette making.

Dec 15, 2015   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Students from Butende Technical Institute trained in briquette making.

On 5th November JEEP hosted a group of 15 students from Butende Technical Institute for briquette training. The group comprised of students doing woodwork and metal fabrication and two teachers. The selection was good for the training.

The training started with tour around the centre. The purpose of the tour is to have them get insight of what JEEP does. They were interested in almost all the technologies at the centre. They raised a lot of questions concerning different technologies. They had theory session about materials for briquette making and finally practical work on briquette.

The Students were advised to implement what they had learnt and for institute to include some of these technology in their training course.

Butende student mixing charcoal dust in the mixer

Butende students making briquettes

 

Participated in the World Food Day at Fort Portal in Kabarole District

Dec 15, 2015   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Participated in the World Food Day at Fort Portal in Kabarole District

On Friday 16th October JEEP was invited by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Uganda to take part in the exhibition which took place in Fort Portal municipality, Kabarole District. JEEP exhibited different renewable energy technologies like solar products, energy saving stoves, water filters, briquettes, tree planting, fireless basket, creating awareness and other technologies. The guest of honour was H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the president of Uganda. People praised JEEP for educating people about products that save life and money.

The theme of this 2015’s celebration; “Social protection and agriculture; breaking the cycle of rural poverty,”

JEEP exhibited Renewable Energy technologies at The Non Communicable Diseases Alliance (NCD) awareness function in Kireka

Dec 15, 2015   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP exhibited Renewable Energy technologies at The Non Communicable Diseases Alliance (NCD) awareness function in Kireka

On Saturday the 10th of October 2015, JEEP was invited to take part in the exhibition of   Uganda NCD Alliance: Kick off Campaign on the key risk factors of NCDs that took place at Kirema -Kireka Rehabilitation Center Ground.  JEEP exhibited the energy saving technologies to people. People were told the benefits of using solar in substitutes on kerosene lamps. Some of the participating foundations were the Uganda Diabetes Association (UDA), Uganda Heart Research Foundation (UHRF), Uganda Cancer Society (UCS) and Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP)

JEEP staff explaining some of the renewable energy technologies for Susanne from Danish NCD Alliance

 

Welcoming 2 volunteers from Germany and Denmark

Dec 15, 2015   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Welcoming 2 volunteers from Germany and Denmark

As usual JEEP warmly welcomed 2 volunteers in October, Desiree Landerer from Artefact Germany, she is one of many that have been volunteering with JEEP as per our agreement. One for internship at JEEP IS Oda N Kabura from Aalborg University in Denmark, the two are young and very active.

Desiree Landerer Artefact Volunteer from Germany.

Oda N Kabura from Aalborg University in Denmark

Buganda Kingdom Sub County Leaders visits JEEP Folkecenter.

Dec 15, 2015   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Buganda Kingdom Sub County Leaders visits JEEP Folkecenter.

The leaders from Nakawa Sub County in Kampala district visited JEEP Folkecenter to see what JEEP was doing. The team led by sub county chief Haji Ahmed Matovu after touring the centre, expressed their happiness to see an NGO that has done great work in Uganda since 1983. They thanked the founder members, the board and the staff for managing the NGO for such a long period and educating Buganda and Uganda at large. They promised to mobilize the top leaders in the kingdom including the king. The visit indicates the importance of JEEP Advocacy and Lobbying project, KAL targeting leaders.

Buganda representatives from Buganda kingdom Hajji Ahmed Matovu and his group from Nakawa Sub County visited JEEP Folkecenter to see and learn different types of Renewable energy technologies and how to conserve the environment.

Guests being sensitized on solar lamps

 

Guests being introduced to different types of herbal medicine

 

Guests being sensitized on Solar water heater

 

 

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MS Uganda is part of MS - Danish Association for International Co-operation. Their vision is a world in peace where co-operation among people promotes global equity and ensures improved conditions for poor and marginalised groups. The overall objective of all their work is to contribute to the reducation of poverty in the world. - Visit Website

The Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy is a non-profit, independent, organization that provides research, development of technology, training and information for the manufacture, industrial innovation and implementation of renewable energy technologies and energy savings in Denmark and throughout the world. Folkecenter intends to achieve measurable increases in the utilization of renewable energy technologies and thereby significant reductions in environmental pollution associated with energy use in Denmark and elsewhere. - Visit Website

JEEP partnered with Energy Nord - a utility company from Denmark - to implement the Lighting Africa project. The project aims at improving livelihood of people especially those living in off grid areas through provision of clean light from solar energy thus substituting the dangerous kerosene lamps. The project aims at providing solar lanterns at a subsidized rate and creating awareness about solar energy. Beneficiaries are equipped with basic knowledge about the usability and maintenance of solar lamps. - Visit Projectpage