Increase access of local community to renewable energy technologies, through capacity building and awareness increasing, on the example of Kobi Municipality
the main idea of the project is to provide access of poor households in three target communities to alternative, low carbon energy solutions, through demonstrating renewable energy technologies, based on available local capacities and materials, and building their capacities for up-scaling via trained craftsmen/women. The project builds local capacity of women and men for domestic solar heating for rural and remote areas of Khobi Municipality through demonstrating renewable energy solutions affordable for local conditions in order to enhance energy security and improve livelihoods. The project is also aiming to enhance sustainable development practices and focuses primarily on strengthening the external and internal capacities of implementing NGO and developing professional skills for environmental governance.
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Project Characteristics and Results
According to its objectives and impacts on rural livelihoods the project is gender focused. Women’s perspectives and their roles are often not adequately reflected in hierarchic village or regional power structures, as well as in state policies and many international projects. Such structures can function as barriers to positive developments in villages, The project explored the different social roles of men and women and make sure they are taken into account in the needs assessment and monitoring, all awareness raising activities, aiming at increasing gender balance in access to renewable energy where imbalances are perceived. Quotas of 50% for seminar participants have been set. A shift towards a demand-side approach, which looks at energy as an aspect of the social and cultural setting, rather than the traditional supply-side approach which focuses primarily on technology solutions, would contribute to better addressing gender energy needs. Women were involved in start up meetings while evaluating local energy needs and barriers. Local initiative groups were presented with a 50/50 representative of both genders; Provide local teachers with various informational materials on renewable energy; The project carried out monitoring of the project results where local families were asked to measure the benefits of RE technologies where leading role has been given to women. The project is gender oriented and addresses the needs of women and men adequately. As gender issues are one of the core issues our organizations is struggling with, gender mainstreaming component will be adequately addressed during the process of project implementation.
Capacity - Building Component
In terms of capacity building different activities have been carried out including capacity building workshop on leadership skills and community mobilization. The project itself has created an environment where project staff was able to increase the knowledge and skills on renewable energy technologies and climate changes issues, as well as public mobilization and other communication skills.
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Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 1
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 4
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