PEEDA has been working on the implementation of a solar powered cold storage facility that can greatly benefit small farm holders by allowing them to keep agricultural produce fresh for longer using solar energy. This can improve their livelihood and create local employment opportunities, whilst encouraging sustainability, reducing food waste, and increasing the efficiency of food production. With this background, PEEDA has organized a workshop to facilitate the discussion on the utilization of such technologies and for PEEDA to share their experience. Event Date: Friday 7 December 2018 (Mangsir 21 2075)
People, Energy and Environment Development Association (PEEDA) has successfully conducted the workshop on Climate Change and Sustainable Livelihood in 4 VDCs of Dolakha district. The project activities were carried out in Mirge, Namdu, Jungu and Thulopatal (former) VDCs from 25th October to 1st November 2018. One of the main objectives of the workshop was to prepare Local Adaptation Plan of Action (LAPA), where 88 females were actively participating among 124 total participants.
Assessment of low power electric cooking in Nepal project has successfully implemented in the Simlee, Rukum. With this pilot project, the benefits and drawbacks of the electric cooking have studied in the rural off-grid communities. Generally, women participation was more active and fuel switching from conventional fuels to modern fuels for cooking will reduce women’s workload, time burden and would improve their health.
The team of PEEDA, DISAN Enterprises and Mukti Energy successfully installed the solar powered cold storage of 5 metric ton capacity in Ward no. 3 of Baiteshwor Rural Municipality, Dolakha. The villagers and local authority supported the team during the installation. The cold storage will also serve as collection center and would increase the market value of vegetable produced locally by the small farm holders. This project would not have been possible without generous support of WISIONS.
PEEDA successfully conducted the final level of essay and poem competition on issues related to climate change wherein the students from project areas namely Namdu, Mirge, Jungu and Thulopatal participated. As far as the procedure of such competition is concerned, the competition was executed initially in three different schools each of Namdu, Mirge and Jungu respectively whereas in case of Jungu the competition was conducted in one of the school. The winners of this first round then participated in the second round thus the students participated in their respective project areas and there were winners of both essay and poem...
The team of PEEDA visited different sites in Bardibas, Mahottari from 18th to 19th April 2018 along with the other members from different organizations namely UMN-Nepal, Li-Bird, RRN, NARC and SAHAS-Nepal to observe the activities in relation to climate smart agriculture. The team observed Concrete Irrigation Canal, Water Harvesting pond, drinking water RVT tanks, Home Garden Program, solar water pumping system, sprinkler irrigation and degraded land rehabilitation activities. PEEDA would like to thank Bread for the world, UMN-Nepal, Li-Bird and Community Development and Advocacy Forum Nepal (CDAFN) for providing opportunity for such exposure visit.
Awareness program on climate change and earthquake was conducted to students of project areas namely Thulopatal, Mirge and Namdu of Dolakha district from 24/02/2018 to 28/02/2018. Moreover, second level of competition on essay & poem was conducted among the students and were also mentored by the Nepali teacher on techniques to write good essay and poem.
The team of Kathmandu Alternative Power and Energy Group (KAPEG), People, Energy and Environment Development Association (PEEDA) and National Technical University of Athens/ Rural Electrification Research Group (NTUA/RurERG) successfully completed the installation of 1.2 kW Solar-wind Hybrid System for the electrification of office of Ward no 4 and health post of Nisdi Rural Municipality, Mityal, Palpa. The installation was completed on 16th of November 2017.
On 17th November 2017, 20th annual general meeting of PEEDA was held successfully with active participation of members of PEEDA and few invitees. Additionally, the fourth annual publication of PEEDA namely "Energy Insight volume IV" was launched.
The group facilitation training was executed for the staffs of PEEDA on 5th and 6th May 2017 which was facilitated by Mrs. Himali Gurung of UMN. The training was focused on different aspects such as community group concept, group development stages, group formation/emerging process, problem analysis, action plan and implementation, identification of resources and mobilization, community based livelihood, sustainability of farmer group, group conflict and solution, documentation, relationship and coordination with stakeholders and activities monitoring plan. The training was fruitful and the participants actively participated throughout the training period.