Posted on | July 7, 2009 | 2 Comments
In November 2008 the EASE partners held a successful one-week meeting, hosted by the TaTEDO Northern Zone Office in Moshi. NGO partners from Bolivia, Cambodia, Loa PDR, Vietnam, Senegal, Mali, Tanzania and Uganda were present, as well as several partner companies. The first part of the meeting was used to share experiences and best practices and present the plans for the future. The second part was filled with exchanging views on networking and sharing with the network, and a field visit to TaTEDO project sites in Kilimanjaro region.
The meeting discussed the challenge how to work with companies in a demand driven way, and the dilemma whether upscaling energy markets demands growth of NGOs or a changing role. The partners concluded to put priority on the need to build the capacity of NGOs to provide modern business development support and increased focus on sharing lessons learned through thematic platforms. New exchanges were planned on solar drying and on portable cook stoves.