Submitted by: Appropiate Technology Association
Implemented country: Thailand
Title: Project to enhance sustainable energy in Thai provinces
The sustainable energy project was implemented under joint efforts by the Appropiate Technology Association and the Danish Organization for Renewable Energy and was funded by the Danish International Development Assistance. Since Thailand is facing immense social and environmental challenges related to energy, the project presenters aim at increasing the use of sustainable energy sources in the north eastern part of the country in order to improve the living conditions of the population in the target areas. This is to be achieved by strengthening the capacity of selected NGOs, local authorities, educational institutions and local renewable energy technology suppliers. Another important step is the decentralization of Thai energy planning by involving the civil society in the management of the energy sector and thus causing people to analyze energy problems by themselves. Through dialog, national governmental institutions are mobilized to adopt this concept of sustainable energy planning.