Running Projects
  1. Promoting Women-led Enterprises for Energy Access and Local Production- Under Energia Phase 5: Scaling Up Energy Access Through Women’s Economic Empowerment

Implementation Districts: Nepal –Khotang, Udayapur, Sindhuli, Kavrepalanchok, Lalitpur, Dhading

Supported by: ENERGIA/HIVOS

Partner Organizations: Center for Rural Technologies, CRT/N, Practical Action Consulting, PAC

Brief Overview of Project:

Women’s Economic Empowerment project (WEE-Nepal Project) has a target of 500 women-led enterprises in 15 Community Electrification Entities (CREE) located in 6 project districts. It follows standard enterprise selection and capacity development of CREE such as: motivating CREE executive members for enterprise promotion plan and creating Women Enterprise Promotion Fund (WEPF), selection of enterprise system and entrepreneurs, enlisting potential and feasible enterprises, rating enterprise system and market mapping of each system.

Each of these approaches has detailed methods of execution. Firstly, entrepreneurs’ selection requires application collection, screening, final selection, analysis of selected enterprises and market mapping. For the starting entrepreneurs, tailor-made Training of (T-TOSE) is conducted. This includes orientation on WEE-Nepal Project approaches of business development support services, empowering the entrepreneurs through motivation and leadership. Furthermore, capacity building on basic of enterprise creation and development via coaching on preparation of business plan, analysis of market system and mapping is provided. Moreover, as a wholesome package, insights on ways of starting linkages with Office of Cottage and Small Industry (CSIO) & Micro Financing Institutions (MFIs) are taught as well. Consequently, CREE is leading all enterprise promotion related activities.

 

 

  1. Energy: Empowering Women Uplifting Lives – Under Energia Gender and Energy Advocacy Program

Implementation Districts: Nepal –Khotang, Udayapur, Sindhuli, Kavrepalanchok, Lalitpur, Dhading

Supported by: ENERGIA/HIVOS

Partner Organizations: Center for Rural Technologies, CRT/N, Practical Action Consulting, PAC

Brief Overview of Project:

The projected is implemented in different districts of Nepal to support SE4ALL initiative of UN.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the SE4ALL initiative in 2011. It was launched in 2012, and the decade of SE4ALL began in 2014. It is a global initiative designed to mobilise action for universal energy access. It brings together top-level leadership from all sectors of society in support of three interlinked objectives:

  • Providing universal access to modern energy services;
  • Doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and
  • Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

 

A key achievement of SE4ALL is establishing a narrative that a range of stakeholders can buy in to, including big business, small-scale enterprise, governments and civil society[1]. Nexus thinking is also increasing – as part of the process of SDG negotiation, SE4ALL identified four nexus targets (health, water, food and women), as a way to bring other interest groups around the table.

SE4ALL supports transformation of energy systems, reform of energy policy, deployment of more renewables, as well as large-scale hydro and gas projects. Energy transformation needs to be seen in the context of Nepal’s rapid increase in electricity, renewables and gas sector where consumption and development are taking place.

SE4ALL recognises that nothing can be done without political will. It is suggested that this can be brought about with the lead from National level energy champions. The principal objectives will be to act as champions promoting transformative investment in energy access. These champions also need to understand the transformative potential of attracting investment in decentralized energy access.


 

 

 

  1. Green and Inclusive Energy Programme

Implementation Districts: Nepal –Gorkha, Tanahu, Nawalparasi

Supported by: ENERGIA/HIVOS

Partner Organizations: Center for Rural Technologies, CRT/N

Brief Overview of Project:

This Green and Inclusive Energy (GiE) program, aims to strengthen the lobby and advocacy capacity of CSO’s in low and lower middle income countries. ENERGIA and IIED are implementing partners of the GiE program. For achieving the set goals the program will work together with the local government and local civil society organizations in developing countries.

GiE systems are designed, implemented and operated using transparent and participatory decision making processes that include citizens (women and men) and meet people’s energy needs for their daily livelihoods, economic activities, education and health, while reducing climate change.

The promotion of Green, Inclusive and Accountable energy transitions goes beyond technical service or a financial issue addressing energy regulations in order to ensure its access for all. As the energy needs of marginalized groups such as women and the poor, in particular those living far from economic centers will not easily be solved by the market; it requires the full support of governments, international institutions, national and international CSOs and the introduction of innovative new business models. Energy services also need to be seen in the context of citizen’s right to development, and become part of a broader agenda of women and men proactively expressing their needs in the public space. Specifically while implementing, the project will engage in energy policy, finance, agreements and partnerships for promoting renewable energy, ensuring energy access by addressing gender and social elements of energy.

 

 

 

  1. Promotion of Productive Use of Electricity in Community Rural Electrification Entities of Nepal”

Implementation Districts: Nepal – Sarlahi, Banke, Syangja. Tanahu

Supported by: GIZ/EnDev and HELVETAS

Brief Overview of Project:

 

“Promotion of Productive Use of Electricity in Community Rural Electrification Entities of Nepal” is GIZ/EnDev supported project which is implemented by NACEUN in cooperation with HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation.  NACEUN focuses on capacity building of CREEs while HELVETAS provides its capacity building support to the ESPs.

The main objective of this program is to promote productive use of electricity in different CREEs) of Nepal. The project aims at local entrepreneurs in establishing new enterprise or improve existing rural enterprises  in the CREE areas, particularly based on the productive use of electricity and increase income level and self- employment through skill and enterprise development.