Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Third Issue of Newsletter Released!

The CEDP newsletter covering programme activities in December 2013 and January 2014 has now been released! To access the newsletter visit the CEDP website by clicking here


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Sarah Jones visits Martin Ketembo to Work on Toolkit

At the end of January 2014, Sarah Jones visited Malawi for a 2 week period to work closely with Martin Ketembo of Mulanje Renewable Energy Agency (MuREA) on the Community Energy Toolkit for Malawi.

The MuREA office with the Mulanje Massif in the background

During this visit Sarah and Martin received all of the contributions for the toolkit, were able to edit the contributions into a first draft of the toolkit and circulate the draft to stakeholders and partners for comment.

The current format of the toolkit is as follows:

The Primary Toolkit
- An A4 booklet which will be a "one stop shop" for development workers and community members with higher literacy levels

The Secondary Toolkit
- An A5 booklet with key information on how to maintain, repair and troubleshoot issues for each of the technologies contained in the primary toolkit.
- A series of A4 illustrations depicting key messages from the primary toolkit. These can be used as a visual aid by development workers who are working with communities with lower literacy levels.

Of her recent trip to Malawi Sarah said:

 "I was based in the MuREA office in Mulanje which is in a truly spectacular part of Malawi. Being able to work in the same office as Martin has made coordinating this important stage of the toolkit a lot simpler. I've been made to feel so welcome by all of the staff in the MuREA office and I look forward to being able to come back soon, next time I will make sure I leave enough time to explore Mulanje Mountain on my days off!"

As soon as the toolkit is available we will upload a copy to the CEDP website - www.communityenergymalawi.org Watch this space!