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I have just returned from ten days in Kenya visiting some of our projects funded by Comic Relief.
Following a month of vaccinations, some presents from friends and family, a rushed mornings packing, 15 hours of flying, a brief stopover in Abu Dhabi and a nervy hour in the sky circling the airport unable to land, I arrived in Kathmandu.
My name is Guillermo de la Figuera Morales, I am a Spaniard civil engineer and from the last two months I have been working as a volunteer at Renewable World Kathmandu office.
Caroline Damgaard is a BA student in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews. She visited our South Asia team in Nepal to conduct research around her dissertation topic of renewable energy. Here she describes her experiences of a field visit to Saptari.
Having grown up in Nepal I have seen first-hand the poverty and lack of services faced by communities here.
On the hot and steamy shores of Lake Victoria our East Africa Team are beginning the next phase of the RESOLVE Project. Started last year in April, RESOLVE, supported by Comic Relief, aims to bring Solar/Wind Energy Hubs to support six extremely poor fishing communities on the banks of Lake Victoria in Kenya.
Corporate Donor Highlight : Scottish Renewables supports Renewable World at the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2013
As a charity focused on using renewable energy technology to relieve poverty in some of the poorest parts of the world, we value our relationship with the renewable energy sector in the UK and appreciate the support that we get from various companies and organisations.
On Sunday September 8th, 21 heroes in green took to Greenwich Park to take part in a half marathon with a difference – Run to the Beat.
Before the event
The runners, from 11 different organisations, took on the 13 mile course, raising thousands of pounds in the process, to help our work providing the energy communities in the developing world need to lift themselves from poverty.
SO how was your Summer Bank Holiday weekend?
BARACK Obama visited Tanzania last week, to announce his government’s Powering Africa plan.
Of course, as an NGO doing exactly that, we were interested to see what the American plan would involve.
On the face of it, Powering Africa (not to be confused with our own recent Powering Africa Out Of Poverty campaign) is a programme with a good heart.
The plan will commit the US government to invest $7bn in electricity provision across Africa, with private investment – fr