Month: April 2012

Environmental NGO in Uganda

SEED – Small Solutions Energy Enterprise Development

Access to electricity in Uganda is limited for most of the population. The Ugandan census of 2002 reported that 7.7% of households used electricity for lighting (37% of urban households and 2.6% of rural households) this was up from 5.6% in 1991. In contrast, 74.8% of households (33.3% of urban and 88.2% of rural) were…
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BEIA / Biomass Energy Initiative Africa

In cooperation with the Center for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC), the World Bank Group, Winrock International, Berkeley Air and PATH this project cares about the promotion and distribution of 10.000 Top lit updraft (TLUD) stoves in combination with training local tinsmiths and sales agents in 25 districts of Uganda. During the implementation…
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Community Capacity Building / Solar and Tree Planting

Introduction Forests and woodlands are estimated to have covered about 10,800,000 ha (45%) of Uganda’s surface area in around 1890. Since then the size of the forest estate has drastically shrunk. Over the years the forests have been gradually cleared and today estimates indicate reduction to about 730,000 ha which is only (3%) of Uganda’s…
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Lighting Africa powered by “Energi Nord”

  Access to electricity inUganda is limited for most of the population. The Ugandan census of 2002 reported that 7.7% of households used electricity for lighting (37% of urban households and 2.6% of rural households) this was up from 5.6% in 1991. In contrast, 74.8% of households (33.3% of urban and 88.2% of rural) were…
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Environmental Conservation 7 Year Project

In 1999, JEEP signed a seven year contract with PLAN International to implement the Environmental Conservation Project (ECP) in the Luwero District (different parishes each year) of Central Uganda. JEEP has implemented a five step program: Create awareness of environment and climate through seminars. Host Training of Trainers (TOT) camps to teach stove construction, advanced…
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Stove building powered by Seniors w/o Borders

Uganda’s energy sector is dominated by three sources – biomass, oil and electricity representing about 93%, 6% and 1% of the national energy balance respectively ( Ministry of Energy and Development, 2005). Biomass particularly wood fuel remains the main source of energy inUganda. It accounts for respectively 85% and 3% of rural and urban energy…
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Institutional Capacity Building

The project is aimed at strengthening the capacity of JEEP for its works to support in particular low income citizens in Uganda by providing training and awareness within JEEP’s activity areas including environmental protection, energy efficiency, solar energy, sustainable agriculture and health, thus aiming at contributing to poverty reduction and sustainable development in member/target communities.…
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Prevention of Gender based violence

It is against this background that Joint Energy and Environment projects partnered with FAO Uganda (LOA 056/10) under a project titled Gender based violence prevention, social economic response and coordination in North Uganda (OSRO/UGA/004/UNJ)  to train participants in construction of energy saving stoves and tree planting in Usuk and Toroma sub counties of Katakwi District.…
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Agriculture, Nutrition and Environment Conservation

JEEP met these objectives: 104 TOTs trained 26 gardens and tree nurseries for schools 5000 trees planted 520 woodstoves built 4 institutional stoves built The TOT training was split into theory and practical session. Theory includes environment development, energy crisis, tree planting, soil and water conservation, natural pest control and extension networking. The practical lessons…
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Solar Energy Projects

JEEP provides solar consultancy services to clients in Luwero, Arua, Tororo Solar Project –  Nyakol & GwaragwaraVillage Nyakol and Gwaragwara are found in Eastern Uganda near the Kenya Uganda border. Despite the fact that electricity is exported to Kenya, these communities have not got a chance to access it. They therefore resort to available means…
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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

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. - Visit Website