Winner of the Energy for Life Best Practice Award 2011

25 januari, 2012

Each participant had to be a not for profit organization with a  project in one of the five target countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR.,  Tanzania, Brazil and Bolivia. In all, 18 organizations participated in  the competition, of which, two had to be eliminated for technical  reasons. The qualified 16 projects were then evaluated based on the  Evaluation Chart and allocated points for each of the award criteria.


Based on the scores allocated to each project, the following winners  were announced: 

1st  prize of  1,000 EUR to the  National Biodigester Programme (NBP):  Biodigester dissemination, Cambodia.

2nd  prize  of 500 EUR  to  KarEn e.V. Germany:    Improvement  of quality of life of the indigenous  population by  improving water supply on base of renewable energies in Bolivia.

3rd prize of  500 EUR to Tanzania Renewable Energy Association:  Generator zero, Tanzania.

All three prize winners will be officially announced at the Energy  for Life international conference: “Bridge to the Future: The Power and  Promise of Renewables to bridge the gap between rich and poor” to be  held in Madrid on 15 -16 of March 2012. 

Energy for Life is an awareness raising three year initiative that aims to convince  stakeholders and the public at large that making a commitment to  Renewable Energies (REs) is an investment in the future of Europe and  Developing Countries (DCs).

The project is implemented by a network of several partners from 9  different countries. So, Istituto Oikos (Italy), DGS (Germany), Oikos  (Portugal) and Ecodes (Spain) are responsible of the national  coordination and actively collaborate in all phases of the action. The  partner promotors are Terre Solidali Onlus (Italy) and Nature Trust  (Malta). The Local partners of the initiative are Oikos East Africa  (Tanzania), Pangea (Brazil), COMPED (Cambodia) and CDEA (Laos) and are  responsible for organising workshops to collect information on local  projects based on the use of REs technologies. The University of  Insubria (Italy), University of Applied Sciences of Berlin and Ecologic  (Germany) constitute the Scientific Board of the platform for the  scientific supervision and technical support to the action.

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