: 0651 3551132, 2532304 Mail : leadsindiajh@gmail.com

Admin Login   |     |     |     |  

Clean Energy Solution Forum

Renewal Source of Energy

Clean Energy Solution Forum

The operating systems and functions would be guided by a rights based approach and would start from the bottom. Forums will be formed at different levels: (1) Village, (2) Block, (3) District and (4) State level to ensure that the initiative is sustained even after the project period is over . The actions based on the right based approach will be composed of two inter-linked approaches – Extensive approach and Intensive approach. Through the extensive approach, the project will create a platform of different stakeholders and duty bearers (including different Community Based Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, individual activists and representatives from the Government), who will advocate for promotion of rights on Clean energy access in the rural tribal areas. These direct advocacies and lobbying initiatives will cover 1770 villages in 24 blocks from 4 districts of Jharkhand. However, certain project activities will reach out to larger audiences through state level visibility events which will be held in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand state.

Through the intensive approach, action will be done on the ground in terms of developing community’s understanding and raising their awareness levels regarding their rights on clean energy, empowering them to come together and demand for their rights from the duty bearers through regular dialogue and discourse. In order to motivate them to avail the benefits of clean energy, the project also incorporates some demonstrations and exposures to various product applications on CES.

Different agencies working on same issues of CES tend to work in isolation, without adequate understanding of what other stakeholders have been doing. Field consultations have revealed that there has hardly been any effort put towards collaborating and discussing common issues and working towards replicable solutions. Sometimes low community demand is a factor creating competition and at other times, it is the quality of service provided by the Government and the private sector. While rural communities are least aware on their rights to clean energy for good health, programs/schemes/entitlements of local authorities are also not accessible, available, affordable and reliable. The action therefore attempts to create a common voice and synergy among various stakeholders to ensure effective delivery mechanisms through multiple stakeholder platforms (state, private sector, rural community and media) on CES.

1. Village level CES Forum (VCES)

Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth. Thermal energy is the energy that determines the temperature of matter. The geothermal energy of the Earth's crust originates from the original formation of the planet and from radioactive decay of materials (in currently uncertain but possibly roughly equal proportions). The geothermal gradient, which is the difference in temperature between the core of the planet and its surface, drives a continuous conduction of thermal energy in the form of heat from the core to the surface.

2. Block Level CES (BCES) Forum

4 Block level CES forums will be established in the intensive project areas to promote, advocate and lobby for CES. BCES forums will be engaged in strengthening and supporting CES activities in project villages, building collective actions, disseminating IEC material, sensitising and capacitating various duty bearers and stakeholders at the block level. They will be capacitated to network and promote joint campaigns that advocate and lobby for CES. Quarterly Block level programs and events will be organized.

3. District level CES (DCES) Network

District level CES network will be formed by LEADS in their respective project districts with support from ICCO in the first year of the project. 4 District CES Networks will engage in awareness and promotion of CES issues, needs and benefits with relevant multi-stakeholders at district level including the Government, CSOs, private sector organisations, MFIs, NGOs and CSR foundations Annual district level programs will be organised in each district to sensitize the stakeholders to advocate, lobby and collaborate on CES at the district level. A core committee of eminent people from various stakeholders will be formed who will further take up the learnings, possible joint actions and advocacy issues to larger platforms.

4. State Level CES (SCES) Network

State level CES Network will be formed to sensitize, promote, advocate and lobby around the issues related to CES. Annual state level programs will be organised in order to sensitize, promote, collaborate, advocate and lobby, with various stakeholders on CES issues. Relevant multi-stakeholders at the state level including Government, CSOs, private sector organisations, MFIs, NGOs and CSR foundations, etc. will be roped in to participate and take the ownership of the program. A core committee of eminent people from various stakeholders will be formed who will further take up the learnings, possible action points and advocacy issues to larger platforms.