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Apr 15, 2014   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP VEHICLE

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

Congratulatory News – JEEP Board member ordained Bishop

Apr 15, 2014   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Congratulatory News – JEEP Board member ordained Bishop

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



JEEP Board Meeting

Apr 15, 2014   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP Board Meeting

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


Media Awareness Learning Tour Project

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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.



Energy and Environment Partnership Workshop

Nov 19, 2013   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Energy and Environment Partnership Workshop

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.

Karamoja Project

Nov 19, 2013   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Karamoja Project

Joint Energy and Environment Project (JEEP) in partnership with Food Agricultural organization (FAO) have laid down a plan to train Karimojong people who live in the North Eastern region of Uganda how to make energy saving stoves, tree planting and making live fences for their traditional houses locally referred to as ‘Manyatta’

Prior to the plan, JEEP staff (Ruth and Kevine) went on a familiarization tour to Karamoja with FAO staff in September 29th – 1st October, 2013.

Through this strategic sustainable partnership, the goal of JEEP and FAO is to enlighten the Karimojong communities on the importance of food crop cultivation and environmental conservation techniques with funding support from FAO.


Ice breaker moment!


Ruth interacting with the Karimojong women to prepare ground for environmental awareness and conservation. In the background, traditional Karimojong huts – Manyatta with a woody fenced around the homestead.


Solar Dialogue

Nov 19, 2013   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Solar Dialogue

Ruth (CEO) encounters a delighted village resident in Butambala – Mpigi district during the solar lamp distribution – Lighting Africa project and she was impressed with the testimony of this man.

“My dialogue with this resident inspired me as I walked away laughing.”

Man: Madam, how are you? One village resident greeted me with a very big smile and remarked that ‘Let JEEP live for a hundred years’

Ruth: why?

Man: ‘With a solar lamp, I’m like a king’

Ruth: Why is this so I inquired further?

Man: ‘because I no longer ask money for paraffin’

Ruth: Doesn’t a king also need it?

Man: Who could ask for it, the queen or who? I would like you to know that I got rid of kerosene lamps (tadobas) we have been using at home for lighting!


Bukoba Project – Tanzania

Nov 18, 2013   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Bukoba Project – Tanzania

On the 29th of August 2013 2 JEEP staff Rachael and Edna traveled to Bukoba District in Tanzania to follow up and assess energy saving stove project. A refresher course on energy saving stoves was done to equip the SAREPTA members with advanced skills. The members were also equipped with skills in tree nursery establishment and management.


In March 2012 Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) and Morso u-Landsforening (MUF) entered into a partnership to train members of SAREPTA womens’ group in the construction of Rocket Lorena energy saving stove, soap making, hay basket making, briquette making.

JEEP staff training the grassroots community in Bukoba district Tanzania – a refresher course on energy saving stoves. Rachael & Edna (Jeep Staff)



Energy Week Exhibition 2013

Nov 15, 2013   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Energy Week Exhibition 2013

From the 24th to 28th of September was “Energy Week” at the National Theater in Kampala. That is an exhibition of many organisations and companies which are involved in energy saving solutions. Of course JEEP was also represented there with a stand where we showed our products. I would say, that we had the most varied items, like solar lamps, stoves, basket cookers, filtering systems but also soap. During every day the organisations could present themselves and so we also talked about our field work and trainings. Most of the other stands were only focused on one topic, but there were also stands of the German organisation “GIZ” which showed the results of deforestation and how energy can be saved. It was shown with some models and experiments they normally show in schools.

But what really disappointed me were the flyers of the Ugandan ministry about energy saving tips. I had the impression they just copied european flyers, because there was, for example, the advice to lower the temperature of the washing machine. That is really strange because I know nobody here in Uganda with a washing machine, yet. About cooking I only saw the tip, that you should think about cooking with gas instead of electricity. It was not mentioned to use a cap or a basket cooker. That assured me that there is still the need of organisations like JEEP who propagate how to save energy in the rural areas.

For me, a german volunteer, it was really great to see how many enterprises are only focused on renewable energies. For example the solar home systems showed there came from all over the world, most of which came from China, but also some from Germany and other countries.

This exhibition was not only important for JEEP because we sold our products and distributed flyers, but we could also exchange experiences about products and see new ones from other organisations.

Patrick Lindner

JEEP Volunteer



PELUM Farmers Stove Training

Nov 15, 2013   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on PELUM Farmers Stove Training

On 24th September 2013, JEEP trained a farmers group of 36 members in construction of Rocket Lorena two pot hole stove. This group was from Paida district northern Uganda supported by Lutheran World Federation. They received both theory and  Practical knowledge.

Participants being shown how banana stems and saucepans are removed from the stove to create space for firewood, air inlets and combustion chamber.

JEEP welcomes other groups, organisations schools and Institutions for such training and many others.



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