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JEEP Bids Farewell to Markus

Aug 22, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP Bids Farewell to Markus

Markus Espeter has completed his volunteering program at JEEP. Markus joined JEEP under the Artefact Solivol program and has worked with JEEP for a year. During his stay, Markus has helped re build the JEEP website, engaged in marketing JEEP, trained staff in computer skills among others. The C.E.O thanked Markus for all he has done for JEEP and urged him to keep the spirit.

Markus will be replaced by 2 new volunteers Miriam Cartheret and Martin Sturm. JEEP wishes Markus well and welcomes the new volunteers

Students from Copanhagen visit JEEP FC

Aug 21, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Students from Copanhagen visit JEEP FC

Public health students from the University of Copenhagen from Denmark visited JEEP folkecenter on 16th August 2012.The students were exposed to the different technologies that JEEP is promoting and how they impact on people’s health. During the visit, the students had a guided tour around the center, during this session students questions were concerning the technologies and Uganda in general were addressed. The student’s communed JEEP for their activities

Cleaner Cookstoves in Uganda

Aug 15, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Cleaner Cookstoves in Uganda

In his home area Mukono, our technician Confrio Nsubuga faces the same problems as we do all over the country of Uganda: Getting individuals to change their behaviour for the good of the planet can be a hard sell, for instance when its about the good old practices of cooking. Ari Daniel Shapiro, an american blogger from Nova, one of the highest rated  science series, told Confri’s story including an interview with our technician, who is trying his own tactics to persuade women to change the way they cook combined with the cooking stove techniques JEEP is trying to teach people since 30 years.

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Solar & Tree Planting Project

Aug 14, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Solar & Tree Planting Project

The Nordic Folkecenter for renewable energy working in partnership with Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) has continued to support the implementation of the solar and tree planting project in the selected 7 districts of Uganda.

During this period, JEEP conducted a follow up on the tree nursery leaders and solar systems to continue encouraging nursery leaders by giving them on spot advice and further training and remind them of the project objectives to be attained and to follow up on the solar systems to assess how the systems are benefiting the schools, fix technical problems if any and advice on the management and use of the systems.

The exercise involved observations, interviews and discussions with farmers as a tool for relevant data collection and on spot correction of mistakes. Read more >>

Solar Light in 5 Schools in Amuria

Jul 17, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Solar Light in 5 Schools in Amuria

JEEP has finalized installation of solar systems in 5 selected schools in Amuria districts. Pre visits to all the 5 schools was made physically or through correspondence prior to the installation. Security, maintenance, proper use and need among others were the prime issues considered during the selection of the school.

The system installed will cater for light in 2 class rooms and 1 office ( in some of the installations) and 1 security light as below shown. This Variation came as a result of the class room sizes. In cases where the class rooms were small, light was installed in 2 class rooms and 1 office and in instances where class rooms were relatively big, light was installed in only 2 class room and 1 security light.


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World Environment Day 2012

Jun 11, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on World Environment Day 2012

Curious about environment like all the time, JEEP was celebrating  the World Environment Day (WED) on Tuesday, 5th June 2012 in the areas of Masaka and Kasese where they exhibited and showed our skills and activities. Theme of this years WED was the Green Economy.

JEEP participated in  events in both areas  and exhibited a number of energy saving technologies including the TLUD stove, Sarai cooker, hay basket cookers, charcoal stoves and built up shielded rocket stoves on that day. Other things displayed were alternative energy fuels and techniques to contain energy including solar, briquettes, tree seedlings and the “Liter of Light



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