Energy

Solar/Wind hybrid water pumping system for water supply and irrigation in Ethiopia and looking for partner institute

The research team of Institute of Technology of Bahir Dar University are working on solar/wind hybrid water pumping system for drinking water supply and irrigation purpose for small model community detached for main electricity grid in Ethiopia. We are looking for  an institute working on small scale water treatment  and irrigation technologies. 

Energy

Special attention is given to renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind, hydro and biomass energy.


 

Agricultural and environmental Benefits from Biochar use in ACP Countries

Challenge
Important processes of soil degradation jeopardise the African continent’s sustainable economic growth. Deforestation, primarily due to the conversion of forests to agricultural land, continues at an alarming rate in the great tropical forests of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). An increase in the demand of wood fuel, coupled with the lack of alternative resources, has contributed to an increase in felling of trees to ensure adequate wood fuel supply. Moreover, health problems are derived from wood fuel production and use, such as fever, eye pains and upper respiratory tract infections.

Caribbean Wide Elaboration of COllaboration ScheMEs

Challenge
The countries in the Caribbean region vary considerably in population, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and per-capita GDP, social indicators, and production and export bases. They are all, however, constrained by the relatively small size of their economies and limited natural resources. Consequently, economies of scale are difficult to achieve. In addition, most countries’ outputs and/or exports rely heavily on one or two industries (e.g. tourism in the service sector, energy-related products in the manufacturing sector, and bananas or sugar in the agricultural sector). Despite the relatively high per-capita incomes for most countries, many have substantial social development problems, such as high poverty rates, income inequality, unemployment, underemployment, and susceptibility to external forces (including weather, economic fluctuations, and changes in global commodity prices). The Caribbean countries are highly dependent on international services and merchandise trade.

Capacity building in South Africa, Namibia and Ghana to create sustainable, non-food bio-oil supply chains

Challenge
CO2 emissions and energy use and conservation are matters of global concern. CO2, a greenhouse gas, is emitted whenever fossil fuels are burned, and levels in the atmosphere have increased substantially since the industrial revolution, along with methane, nitrous oxide and ozone, causing an unprecedented rise in global temperatures with potentially harmful consequences for the environment and human health. 

Implementation of knowledge and innovation on Jatropha curcas utilization in West African countries

Challenge
Unfavourable weather conditions have provoked a severe food crisis and malnutrition in the Sahel region, especially in Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal. The depletion of natural resources, associated with increased energy requirements over the years, has taken its toll on the socioeconomic conditions of rural communities.

Small Developing Island Renewable Energy Knowledge and Technology Transfer Network

Challenge
The increasing energy needs of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states as well as of other developing regions and industrialised countries are mostly met by fossil fuels. However, the economic problems related to the price, supply and availability of fossil fuels – combined with the threat of climate change and with the nearly total dependence on imported energy sources often turns out to be a matter of national security.

Guyana based NGO with experience in ICT looking for partners in environment, energy and related fields

Guyana-based NGO working in ICT for development seeks to support a project in environment, energy or other fields. Extensive experience and good track record with projects for UNDP, EU, USAID and others. Staff has a background in training, workshop facilitation, ICT, education, distance education and physics. Some local funding available. Office in Georgetown. For more info please check the website http://www.devnet.org.gy . Andrew Mancey

Date: 
Fév 25 2009
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