JEEP celebrates the World Environment Day
JEEP organized and celebrated – The World Environment Day event at St. Lugalama Church of Uganda Ntinda town on the 5th June 2014. JEEP invited many schools ,different churches , neighboring villages, and partner organizations. The theme of the event was
“Raise your voice, Save Uganda’s Fragile Eco System )
The event attracted community residents and schools. Pupils attended and participated in big numbers like Kigoowa Infants Primary School, Kisaasi Primary School ,Davjan Primary School ,and Kalinabiri Secondary School . Among the organizations; Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) members attended like Okello Vicent. ′
JEEP exhibited the following technologies which included; small solar lamps and big solar installations, solar toys, fuel saving mud stoves, hay baskets, water filters, reused plastic materials, barbecue, Top Lit Up Draft (TLUD) stove, different tree species among others exhibited as shown bellow in the pictures.
Community residents, most of whom were women visited the tables to learn how hay baskets work, water filters and the dangers of using kerosene (tadooba lamps) which causes health damaging effects.
National Celebration of World Environment Day (WED) took place on June 6th, 2014
On the 6th of June 2014 JEEP staff went to Kaliro district to commemorate the national 2014 World Environment Day organized by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). The (WED) event was postponed from 5th/06/2014 to 6th/06/2014 because President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda delivered the State of the Nation Address at Serena Hotel focusing on the socio-economic transformation of Uganda.
In Kaliro district, the Guest of Honour, His Excellence the Vice President of Uganda Mr. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi visited exhibitor’s stalls and thanked the exhibiting organizations for promoting technologies which help conserve the environment.
JEEP exhibited diverse energy saving technologies which included; energy saving household mud stoves, Sarai cookers, TLUD (Top Lid Up Draft) Mwoto stoves, hay basket flasks, solar lamps, household solar systems, efficient charcoal stoves, briquettes, water filters.
JEEP exhibited renewable energy technology products whereby pupils and students from different schools had the opportunity to learn about renewable energy and the importance of environmental conservation through visiting the exhibition tables. JEEP is ensuring that Uganda’s fragile ecosystem is saved through educating pupils, students and the communities – the future generation!
JEEP installed a Central Lighting Solar system in a community market located in Gwaragwara, Tororo district in May 27-30th May, 2014. JEEP appreciates the work of internal/external volunteers! Apreciation goes to Robert Turnbull from Scotland who volunteered by supporting the work of JEEP Robert fundraised UGX 1 ,792,000/- from Scotland for the solar installation in the community market.
JEEP will continue to monitor the solar installations to ensure that the systems continue operating and benefiting the community in Tororo.
Gwaragwara Community Market – Solar installations by
JEEP team and Robbie Turnbull aVolunteer at JEEP from Scotland
Solar lighting finally in Gwaragwara- market
Tororo District in Uganda
JEEP continues to offer the right solutions to the energy
demand in Kasese Champion District
Joint Energy and Environment Project Uganda successfully completed installation of a Solar micro grid in Kayanja Nyakiyumbu Subcounty Kasese district. The project was spear headed by System Teknik A/S Denmark supported by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Access 2 innovation, Remergy Energy Solutions and Rural Electrification Agency. JEEP mainly did all power distribution and house hold installations. 88 households have been connected to power lines including a hotel and a video hall. Monthly payments are charged from each household depending on power consumed.
102 households have been connected to power lines including a hotel and a video hall.
The project was spear headed by System TeknikA/S Denmark supported by World wide Fund forNature (WWF), Access 2 innovation, Remergy Energy Solutions and Rural Electrification Agency
JEEPERS welcomed passionate students from schools Vestbjerg Skole and Fårevejle Efterskole (Denmark) on the 6th March 2014. The students toured JEEP folkecenter to learn about environmental conservation; renewable energy technology sources, solar PV installations, solar heater, bottle house (house constructed with plastic bottles), biogas demonstration plant, herbal gardens, diverse tree species. Danish team experienced what it is to be Ugandan with regard to culture in the central region of Uganda.
Students learning about JEEP projects
Student getting to know of what constitutes Ugandan culture
The CEO – Ruth N. Kiwanuka and JEEP team welcomed our partners to the folkecenter – Poul Krøijer from Senior without Borders & Kirsten Arup from Merkur Bank. Poul and Kirsten applauded the team spirit of the team. They appreciated the projects that JEEP is carrying out in the grassroots communities and they recommended that the organization extends her wings to reach more communities.
Ruth elaborated about the progress of JEEP activities, projects and success stories captured from the grassroots communities. Merkur Bank in Denmark has partnered with JEEP to promote solar energy and energy saving stoves in schools. Thank you Kirsten and the Merkur Bank family in Denmark!
Staff meet Poul and Kirsten at the JEEP folkecenter in Uganda
During the meeting more emphasis was put on renewable energy sources and technologies in Uganda; Energy Saving Stoves, Solar installations in schools, tree planting and creating energy using agricultural wastes – Biomass
Poul from Seniors Without Borders – Denmark & Ruth Kiwanuka – CEO in a planning meeting which took place in January 22 2014 at JEEP offices
In 2011, Seniors Without Borders (SWB) donated 6 solar panel systems to 6 schools in Kapchorwa, Sironko & Mbale. SWB is still in strong partnership with JEEP to reach more communities with renewable energy sources and technologies.Thank you Poul & the SWB family in Denmark. We appreciate!
Through KAL Project – Knowledge, Advocacy and Lobbying for the Benefits of Renewable Energy and Mitigating Climate Change, the organization procured a Toyota Land Cruiser Hardtop Station Wagon 4WD, on the 31 January 2014, to facilitate JEEP projects in distant communities with challenging terrains.
JEEP Staff, Lene (5th from Right) with new vehicle
He was ordained Reverend Canon Hannington Mutebi following his consecration as the 4th Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Kampala at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero on the 10th November 2013
The CEO – Ruth N. Kiwanuka welcomed the Board and expressed her gratitude to all the members of the board. She thanked staff for their commitment and for the awesome work done over the years despite the pressures and challenges each person encountered. The meeting was held at JEEP head office on Friday 20th December 2013.
Board and staff meeting held on the 20th December 2013 at JEEP head office
Ruth elaborated about the progress of JEEP activities, projects and success stories captured from the grassroots communities.
During the Board meeting, Dr. Maria Bawubya who chaired the meeting thanked staff for their efforts and she also encouraged staff to think constructively about the aspect of sustainability after the 4 year KALBREMICC project phases out.
JEEP Board members, staff and a close friend Robert Ddamulira from World Wide Fund for Nature Uganda in a group photo
Joint Energy and Environment Projects hosted local media houses in Uganda on the 9th December 2013 by carrying out the Media Awareness Learning Tour at the demonstration center with the goal of Educating, Communicating and providing Information to spread extensively to diverse audiences within and without Uganda.
JEEP successfully implemented the awareness initiative where 17 people from the media; (Newspapers, Radio, TV) attended and participated
It was acknowledged by JEEP staff that globally media plays a profound role in promoting a universal understanding of the fact that the world faces environmental crises and that developing nations hold an important key to saving the earth, yet the demand for biomass energy has outstripped the sustainable supply with a rapidly growing population of 34.5 million Ugandans who are a threat to the environmental security.
The outcome of the tour successfully garnered positive publicity about Joint Energy and Environment Project organization to its funders and partners.Click here to add a title or text.
A demonstration of how the Parabolic Solar Cooker works. An explanation from the CEO
The media team had the opportunity to experience the demonstration center first hand by increasing their knowledge about green projects that JEEP has been implementing since its establishment in 1983.
Ugandan media house representatives at the JEEP training shade.
In October 2013, JEEP team (Rachael and Grace) participated in Capacity Building in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency workshop organized by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in partnership with Energy and Environment Partnership. EEP supports projects that aim to provide sustainable energy services to the poor while combating climate change. The EEP program which promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology investments in Southern and East Africa is funded jointly by the government of Finland, Austria and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Project organized by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in Kampala Uganda. EEP motivated participants from different organizations goal is to build and enhance regional integration, increase awareness on renewable energy as they work towards reducing the growth rate of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.