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Groupe Initiative’s seminars on pooling partnerships in Africa

atelier-lome-gi-br2013As part of its "Partnerships at the heart of local issues" programme, Groupe Initiatives*, whose primary mission is to strengthen voluntary sector development practitioners, has decided to organize its seminars in Africa for the first time.

As the West African situation is changing extremely fast, NGOs need to demonstrate resilience and boundless capacity to respond quickly and appropriately. More and more, they find themselves obliged to look for solutions together even though they have not fully established their own partnership culture.


There’s no more doubting the reality of climate change, so let's take action now!

wg1coverClimate change has been a reality in both North and South for some years. Armed with the latest report from the Climate Change Expert Group (CCEG), which comes out this Friday, we need to sound the alarm and stress once again the urgent need for action.

That’s what GERES and nine other NGOs are doing by putting their names to an opinion piece in the French newspaper Libération, under the heading "Mr President of the Republic, the climate emergency is upon us, so what are you waiting for?"


GERES takes part in Convergence Forum

convergences2015Between 17 and 19 September, more than 5000 French and international stakeholders will meet in Paris at the 6th Convergences 2015 Forum, seeking to build a sustainable, fair society together, reduce poverty and thereby achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Convinced of the importance of meeting the global challenge of access to energy for all, GERES looks forward to seeing you at the Convergences forum on 18 September 2013 at two side event and one networking session.

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Social entrepreneurship: the key to long-term sustainable charcoal

inauguration-fgfeWith a view to long-term production of carbon briquettes from coconut waste in Cambodia, GERES had transferred the social company SGFE to a young entrepreneur wishing to develop use of the technologies on a sustainable, socially aware basis.



Mobilisation against fuel poverty in Europe: workshop the 27th of June 2013

achieve logoBetween 50 million and 125 million people in Europe are estimated to be fuel poor. The Intelligent Energy Europe supported projects ACHIEVE and EC-LINC are pan-European actions aiming at developing large-scale energy advice services, towards low-income households facing difficulties with their energy bills.


3 publications to capitalize on projects in cold regions

montagne-himalayaIn correlation with the installation of a Resource Center in Leh, in the Indian Himalayas, GERES wants to capitalize on the relevance and quality of the projects conducted in this region. Three new publications have just been released and made available on our website concerning the capitalization of the PSH project recently carried out.


6 recommendations from FONGIM on recovery and sustainable development in Mali

logo fongimThe International NGO Forum in Mali (FONGIM) welcomes the resumption in aid announced by the vast majority of donors, but is keen to engage in dialogue with agencies operating in Mali and raise its concerns as regards development and emergency aid.



10 years of energy with the Energy Information Center of Marseille Provence

10ans-eieTuesday, April 30, the Energy Information Center Marseille Provence celebrated its 10 years of experience on the territory of the Urban Community of Marseille.




Le 9 avril, le GERES vous invite à ses premières Rencontres Partenaires (in French)

logorencontresA l'occasion des 3èmes RencontresCO2Solidaire, le GERES élargit son rendez-vous annuel des acteurs de la Solidarité climatique à l'ensemble des parties prenantes de la solidarité internationale.


Le GERES, chef de file de la Commission Climat et Développement (in French)

Comission climat developpementDepuis janvier 2013, et pour trois ans, le GERES est chef de file de la Commission Climat et Développement de Coordination SUD. Cette Commission regroupe une quinzaine d'ONG impliquées sur la thématique des changements climatiques dans les projets de développement et travaille en étroite collaboration avec le Réseau Action Climat-France.