Technical Cooperation Network on Alternative Sources of Energy for Rural Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Réseau latinoaméricain et des Caraïbes des sources alternatives d'énergie pour le développement rural
Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Fuentes Alternas de Energia para el Desarrollo Rural

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History

1 Jan 1987, as a result of the integration of the Technical Networks on Biogas, Solar Energy and Eolic Energy, those networks having been constituted at the following round tables: Technical Cooperation Network on Biogas -- Red Latinoamericana de Biogas (RLAB), 1981, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Technical Cooperation Network on Eolic Energy, 1983, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Technical Cooperation Network on Solar Energy, 1983, Buenos Aires. Known also as Latin American and Caribbean Technical Cooperation Network on Alternative Sources of Energy for Rural Development. Has the support of FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (FAO/RLC), through Representations of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Ceased to exist.

Aims

Promote the use of such alternative sources of energy as biogas, solar energy and wind energy, so as to contribute to solving priority demands for energy for both production and social purposes at the rural level; within an ecological context, promote an integrated approach to the use of energy sources available in the rural sector, analyzing requirements of both producers and communities and the availability of all energy resources in each location, selecting the most feasible and suitable technology to meet such requirements; contribute to rural development by promoting exchange and dissemination of appropriate experience and technology on the use of alternative sources of energy among and within the countries of the region.

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Activities

Round-tables to analyze technical subjects and coordinate work programmes in fields of common interest to two or more countries. Training activities such as workshops, itinerant or training seminars, courses. Study tours or visits for exchange, advice and observation. Exchange of programmes or research results, publications and audio-visual material. Cooperation in the execution of regional or sub-regional activities, such as varietal trials and germplasm exchange.

Structure

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 32 countries
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Subjects *

  • Resources
    • Resources
    • Energy
  • Geography
    • Ecology
  • Amenities
    • Rural
  • Technology
    • Technical
  • Development
    • Development
  • Innovative change
    • Alternatives
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

F0416

Last News Received

1993
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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