Monitoring Field Visit

Monitoring Field Visit

  • 6th Apr, 2018

A three-days monitoring visit was carried out from 27th March to 29th March 2018 in the identified sites of Udayapur district for the CDM project on "Community based Green Energy Promotion in Nepal”. It was accompanied by Ms. Kirsten Gade, Programme Manager Climate Change and Emission Trade, BfdW, along with Dr. Surendra Kumar Shrestha, Executive Director, and Ms. Snehalata Sainjoo, CDM coordinator of SAHAS Nepal. During the visit, mainly four villages namely Marjitpur, Lamidwali, Galtar and Gabuwa villages of Katari Municipality were reached where communities were once intervened with different renewable technologies, such as Improved Cooking Stoves (ICSs), Biogas, and the solar drinking water schemes. These are the technologies that will be incorporated in the First Complement Programme (CPA). Ground level observation and interaction manifested that communities are well aware of the technologies’ benefits, nevertheless, majority have reverted to traditional lifestyles. This challenge the sustainability of the project, which demands continuous community sensitization on the impacts of technologies to their livelihoods and bottom-up approach to designing the technologies.