Joint INFORSE 5-year Project Starts in Thailand
By Finn Tobiesen, OVE, Denmark
The first steps in a joint project between two member
organisations of INFORSE were taken in January in Bangkok, Thailand. The
Appropriate Technology Association (ATA) in Thailand and the Danish Organisation
for Renewable Energy (OVE) had their first meeting in a 6-month preparatory
phase of the 5-year project.
The objective of the project is twofold. First of all, it is to
increase the capacity of ATA and the Thai NGOs in identifying, organizing, and
implementing sustainable-energy activities.
Secondly, it is to increase the awareness of the Thai public on
environmental and social impacts of different energy solutions as well as of the
prospects for sustainable-energy development.
Besides OVE in Denmark and ATA in Thailand, other NGOs will be
involved in both countries during the project.
The project is funded by the Danish Cooperation for Environmental
Development. The activities will be carried out in Isaan, the northeastern part
of Thailand, where ATA has been in operation for many years. Their office in
Roi-et Province will be base for the activities.
Information: Finn Tobiesen, or Ejvin Beuse, OVE, Dannebrogsgade
8a, 8000 AarhusC, Denmark
ATA, 1431171-2, Pinklao - Nakornchaisri Bang-Plad, Bangkok