Category: JEEP News

Environmental NGO in Uganda

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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.

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…
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NETWORKING

On the 10th -12th /5/15,  SAREPTA Women’s group Bukoba Tanzania ( 4 female and 2 male) travelled to JEEP for  training in energy saving stoves, briquette making,  field visit to Wabutungulu solar hub  and a partnership meeting with JEEP. SAREPTA Women’s group which is a partners of Morsoe Third World Association   in Denmark.

Sustainability of JEEP Folkecenter

As a fundraising tool, in June, JEEP managed to hire out for the first time its natural compound to host a wedding on Saturday 13th June. The wedding attracted 500 guests who were impressed by the cool, green and clean gardens. A lot was learnt and JEEP staffs are in concrete plans to see how…
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World Desertification day in Isingiro district Western Uganda

On 16th and 17th of June 2015, JEEP staff Racheal, Kevine, Terah represented and participated in the World Day to combat Desertification celebration with other Environmental organisations held at Kibwera Primary School, Mabona ward,Isingiro town council in Isingiro district West of Uganda; This years’ theme was “Attainment of Food Security for All through Sustainable Food…
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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