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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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 E-XE9569 - FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (FAO/RLC), through Representations of B-XB0971 - FAO and E-XE3382 - UNDP. Ceased to exist.


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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'Organization of the Regional Coordination': Coordinating Board of the Alternate Sources of Energy Network (COLAC), consisting of sub-regional coordinators and one representative from FAO. 'Organization at the Sub-regional Level': Coordinating institution for the Caribbean Sub-region - SURCA -, formed by the English speaking countries and Haiti. Coordinating institution of the Central American Sub-region - SURMA -, formed by Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala (Guatemala), Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. Coordinating institution of the Andean Sub-region - SURAN -, formed by Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Coordinating institution of the Southern Cone Sub-region - SURCO -, formed by Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. 'National Networks': the coordination at the national level is always the responsibility of a national institution which may either be the only institution of that country associated to the network or act as representative of several institutions participating in its activities. 'Associated Institutions'.

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