Folkecenter is proud to announce the launch of a new project in East Africa. The project, named East African Civil Society for Sustainable Energy & Climate Action (EASE & CA) will run up to 2022 and it is carried out in collaboration with INFORSE, INFORSE East Africa, Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization (TaTEDO), Sustainable Environmental Development Watch (SusWatch), Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) and JEEP Folkecenter Uganda. The countries involved are Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Denmark and the aim of the project is to empower poor, rural communities to get access to clean energy and improved livelihoods in an economic and climate friendly way. The project actions will be on a local, regional, national and international level. You can follow the project updates on this page.

The project is supported by CISU - Civil Society in Development, Denmark




21 May 2021: 100% Renewable Energy in Kenya

On May 21st, the partners organized a webinar titled: "How Kenya can Become 100% Renewable - Virtual Validation Meeting for the CSOs' Joint Proposal". The program can be found here. The following material was presented:

More information about the topic can be found here.

Policy brief Kenya


04 May 2021: E-Mobility in East Africa Event

On May 4th, the partners organized a webinar focusing on e-mobility solutions in East Africa. The program was the following:

  • Global perspectives and Overview of e-mobility initiatives in East Africa by Ms. Judith Adem Owigar, UN HABITAT;
  • Practitioner experience by Mr. Alex Makaliwa, General Manager, Solar e-cycle, Nairobi, Kenya;
  • State of E-mobility by Mr. Michael Muchiri, Ministry of Transport, Kenya.
  • Electric 3-wheelers in Bangladesh by Mr. SohelAhmed, Grameen Shakti, INFORSE Coord. in Bangladesh
  • Lessons from Europe & Closing remarks - Mr. Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE secretariat

The event was moderated by Mr. Kimbowa Richard, INFORSE-East Africa Chair, UCSD.

Webinar e-mobility


February 2021: Local Launch of the Catalogue of Sustainable Solutions

On February 12th and on February 25th, the catalogue was presented in Tanzania and Kenya respectively. Our local partners (TaTEDO and SusWatch) were in charge of the events.

Catalogue launch February


December 2020: Catalogue for Sustainable Solutions on Sustainable Energy News

The December edition of the magazine "Sustainable Energy News", published by INFORSE, dedicated a section to the Catalogue of Sustainable Solutions in East Africa. You can find the article here.

Catalogue on Sustainable Energy News


22 December 2020: Local Launch of the Catalogue of Sustainable Solutions

On December 22nd, the catalogue was presented in Uganda, by our partners Joint Energy and Environmental Project (JEEP Folkecenter).

JEEP launches catalogue


11 December 2020: Launch of the Catalogue:  Local Sustainable Solutions in East Africa


In occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, the partners launched the online catalogue: Local Sustainable Solutions in East Africa. The aim of the catalogue is to showcase good practices for sustainable solutions, which can be replicated both in East Africa and elsewhere in the world. The catalogue is available online at the address http://localsolutions.inforse.org and it will continue to get updated with new cases for the whole duration of the project and more).

EASE-CA catalogue launch


27 November 2020: Event on Electric Pressure Cookers in Africa

On November 27th, the partners from INFORSE-East Africa (Tatedo, UCSD, SusWatch Kenya, Joint Energy and Environment Projects) organized an online event on electric pressure cookers in Africa. The program consisted of the following:


Pressure Cookers


26 November 2020: Participation to the UN Climate Change Dialogues 2020

The partners of the project participated to the UN Climate Change Dialogues meeting (online) with the event: "Local Climate & Sustainable Energy Solutions in East Africa Catalogue, South Asia Eco-Village Development ToT, 100% Renewables". The proceedings of the event are available here.
UNFCCC-CCD 2020


03 September 2020: Launch of the Report "100 % Renewable Energy Scenario in Kenya by 2050"

On September 3rd, the report "100 % Renewable Energy Scenario in Kenya by 2050" was presented to the public via an online meeting. The report can be found here, while the proceedings of the event are available here.

Renenwable Energy Kenya 2050


15 July 2020: Participation to the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The partners of the project participated to the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development with an event titled "Local Climate & Sustainable Energy Solutions, South Asia, East Africa, Eco-Village Development, 100% Renewables".

The proceedings of the event can be found here.

UN-HLPF


March 2020: Policy Brief, Tanzania by TaTEDO

The policy brief: "CSOs Call for Accelerating Implementation of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) in Tanzania in Order to Close the Energy Gap" is available here.

CSO policy brief


February 2020: Policy Brief, Kenya by Suswatch

The policy brief about SDG7 Implementation (the Kenyan Scenario) is available here.

SDG7-Kenyan scenario


EASE & CA on Sustainable Energy News - December 2019

The December edition of the magazine "Sustainable Energy News", published by INFORSE, dedicated a section to the EASE & CA project. You can find the article here.

EASE-CA on Sustainable Energy News


Side Event COP25-EASE-CA

Participation to COP25 -  13 December 2019

The parners organized an official side event in COP25, Madrid. The title of the side event was "Local Solutions with Poverty Reduction in NDCs". All the information and proceedings can be found here.

The event was live streamed and it is also possible to see it here.



07 October 2019: Publication Launch

The first publications of the project are now available for consultation! You can find them here:

EASE-CA Baselines 2019



07 October 2019: Uganda NGO Coalition Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Energy

The policy brief on NDCs in Uganda is available here.

Policy brief Uganda


27 September 2019: Tanzania NGO Coalition Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Energy

The policy brief on NDCs in Tanzania is available here.

Policy brief Tanzania


25 September 2019: Kenya NGO Coalition Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Energy

The policy brief on NDCs in Kenya is available here.



Kenya policy brief


25 September 2019: Uganda National Energy and Minerals Week

Press Release: Uganda Should Scale up Energy Efficiency to Secure Sustainable Energy for ALL and to Increase Local Climate Action by UCSD, JEEP, INFORSE-East Africa


Download the press release here.


Uganda National Energy and Minerals Week


Project Start - July 2019

The East Africa Civil Society (EASE-CA) had project launch July 1, 2019. 22/7 - 26/7 2019, the six organizations in the EASE-CA project met at JEEP Uganda to hold a kick off meeting.

The East Africa Civil Society project takes place in three districts of Uganda and at the national level in the three partner countries and is also intended to strengthen cooperation and participation of civil society organizations at international level.

The project is supported by CISU - Civil Society in Development, Denmark




  Partners

JEEP - Joint Energy and Environment Projects

att. Prossie Nabiyonga, Ruth Kiwanuka


UCSD - Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development

att. Richard Kimbowa

Postal address: P.O. Box 27551, Kampala, Uganda


SusWatch - Sustainable Environmnental Development Watch

att. Wendy Mitoko, Justus M. Munyoki, Frank Msafiri


TaTEDO - Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization

Att. Mary Swai, Jensen, Jensen Shuma, Estomih N. Sawe

PO box 32794, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


INFORSE - East Africa c/o TaTEDO, Tanzania

att. Estomih N. Sawe, Mary Swai, Jensen Shuma


INFORSE - International Network for Sustainable Energy

c/o INFORSE Europe
att. Gunnar Boye Olesen, Judit Szoleczky


Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

Project coordinator
Att. Nicolaj Stenkjær, Lene Høgh, Jane Kruse, Daniele Pagani