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close this bookSustainable Energy News - No. 06 September 1994 (INFORSE, 1994)
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Regional News - Africa and Asia

East Africa INforSE Meeting

On March 22, the first meeting of the Eastern African INforSE took place with 10 participants from Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana. The meeting was formed as a workshop to discuss common activities.

For the INforSE campaign on Sustaimble Energy for Social Development, the workshop recommended that:

· A study of the economic indicators of sustainable energy technologies be undertaken. The study is a preliminary approach that can be used as a basis for funkier development of the technologies. The study can be used especially in contact with financial institutions who may view renewable energy technologies as not economically viable. The focal point should coordinate its efforts closely with the intonational secretariat and draw up a project proposal for this.

· NGOs' national points should begin to expand existing data banks on technologies that have been disseminated as well as on their social and economic impacts. Regarding the sustainable energy strategy upon which INforSE is based, it was agreed to forward information about the strategy to relevant organizations and especially to policy-makers.

At the meeting, there was a request for revision of the strategy paper in view of the dynamic changes occurring in the economies described therein.

The NGO-representatives present would act as focal points for their respective countries to provide contact addresses to the INforSE coordinator for the directory of Non-Governmental

Organizations dealing with sustainable energy projects.

World Bank Loan for Philippine Geothermic

The prosperous development of geothermal sources that was mentioned in last issue of Sustainable Energy News is now receiving internation financing via the World Bank. A $227 million World Bank loan, commercial financing supported by the World Bank, and grants from the Global Environmental Facility are now partly financing the Philippines $ 1,300 million geothermal development plan. The loan will be used to establish a more reliable power supply for Metro Manila and the surrounding Luzon region.

(Source: World Bank News Julie 9. 1994.)