News in brief
For almost 40 years now, GERES has been working to improve the livelihood of the poor and preserve the environment, innovating and conducting sustainable development projects around the globe (in Europe, Africa and Asia). But can we squeeze our global action in a 2-minute video?
In the PACA region (southeastern France), almost 15% of the households are facing energy poverty. Isolated and with no solution at their disposal, those families fall even deeper into poverty.
To curb this vicious circle, a home-based follow-up turned out to be socially, economically and environmentally efficient. GERES offers this “turnkey solution” to the regional authorities who are willing to commit for an exemplary territory.
In early 2014, StovePlus and GIZ-HERA initiated a study to better understand biomass cookstove business models across Asia and Africa.
Because we must act in time, GERES is making a wish for Climate Solidarity that everyone can share. Join us in Climate Solidarity, make a donation to GERES
For the past seven years, GERES has been participating in all the Conferences of the Parties on climate change in an attempt to influence the fate of our planet's climate system along with the other civil society actors. And each year, we have left the conference with an overwhelming feeling of frustration.
But this year must be the opportunity to turn the ship around and trigger a virtuous dynamic that will allow us to succeed in the next step. This step will be the Paris summit in 2015 and it will be a very crucial one.
After receiving support with its governance and financial management and monitoring of its effectiveness, GERES was awarded the IDEAS quality label to certify its high level of compliance with the requirements of the IDEAS good practice guide, particularly in relation to monitoring the impact of the donations it receives.
The 13th of October 2014, GERES, MADERA, and Solidarités International, 3 French NGOs, organised the inauguration day of their 3-year rural development Programme in Central Highlands Region of Afghanistan.
Jointly developed by GRAINE PACA and GERES, the Composting Kit is an educational tool for sustainable development and composting, usable by a broad range of users.
Our 2013 annual report is now out. Accessible in digital format, it can be downloaded from our website.
In 2013, GERES continued its activities through 71 projects run in 14 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. This work resulted directly in support to more than 3300 entrepreneurs and around 600,000 families or project developers, while indirectly benefiting 2,800,000 people.
September 7th GERES will attend Vivacité: the annual festival of Marseille associations
On August 27th, GERES participated in a press conference in Marseille presenting VIVACITE - the largest annual festival of Marseille associations.