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The programme works from the basis that fighting rural poverty demands providing decentralized rural energy services, which are sensitive to the situation of the rural poor and in particular to gender aspects. A better understanding is needed of the real energy needs of the poor, men and women, and the ways in which these energy needs can be served locally, in a sustainable way. The program is implemented through two networks:
The ENERGIA network, established by ETC in 1996, is active in 13 countries in Africa and 9 countries in Asia. The network focuses on gender mainstreaming in the energy sector and outreaches to over 4000 professionals (www.energia.org).
The EASE network (‘Enabling Access to Sustainable Energy’) initiated in 1998, consists of 10 lead NGOs and over 30 civil society partners that are involved in market development for rural energy in 8 developing countries (www.ease-web.org).
The program aims to contribute to poverty reduction by providing Energy Access to the Poor, by:
|Countries / Countries||Africa: Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa.Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Latin-America: Bolivia|
|Duration of project||5 years|
|Client / partner||Worldwide NGOs, energy service providers, consultants, entrepreneurs|
|Donor||Netherlands Government, through Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency|
|Contact person (within ETC)||Sheila Oparaocha and Tamara Flink|