Natural resource management and access to energy for all are major development challenges and climate change issues. They imply the need to combine preservation and good management of resources with peoples’ access and usage rights. This requires a comprehensive approach involving local populations, economic actors and public institutions.
For more than 20 years, GRET has been working in the energy sector and for sustainable, joint management of natural resources for the benefit of local populations. Its actions fit into three programs: sustainable forest management, biodiversity and protected areas, and access to energy and social water management. Each of these components covers three lines of work:
- testing, developing and promoting natural resource (agro-forestry, forest, agricultural water) and renewable energy systems that are sustainable, economically lasting, suited to the needs and constraints of local populations, and that help preserve biodiversity and fight climate change;
- setting up good governance of natural resources and energy through management and co-management, delegation and regulation modalities and mechanisms within institutional frameworks under construction; and
- sharing information through training and capacity building, pooling good practices, running exchange and reflection networks.
Bamboo Houaphan |
A year to create an enabling environment for a service center and a national platform to develop the bamboo sector in Lao PDR.
Laos | 01/10/2015 - 31/12/2016
Since 2011, the Houaphan bamboo project facilitates a multistakeholder learning process involving villagers, producers groups, private sector and authorities, combining the natural resource management and the business approach through policy dialogue. The proposed project builds on promising results of ...
Mexico, Pays du Sud | 01/09/2013 - 01/05/2014
The French Global Environment Fund (FFEM) is a French bilateral co-operation tool. It aims to promote global environment protection within developing countries. If FFEM has already funded urban projects, this thematic remains largely in minority. But in the ...
Utilisation durable et communautaire des ressources naturelles et préservation de l’environnement dans le Delta de l’Ayeyarwaddy, Myanmar
01/02/2012 - 31/01/2015
Le projet a pour but d'une part d'appuyer Mangrove Service Network à développer ses capacités organisationnelles et institutionnelles pour une gouvernance renforcée et une participation accrue aux réseaux d'ONG environnementales birmanes. D'autre part, il vise à appuyer la protection de l’environnement ...
Mauritania | 01/09/2011 - 30/04/2016
This project aims to foster local energy supply using typha charcoal as a sustainable alternative to wood-based charcoal by setting up local production units managed by village artisans. Typha is an abundant local resource. This market within ...
Value Chain Development for Inclusive Economic Growth in Bogale and Mawlamyinegyun Townships, Ayeyarwaddy Division, Union of My-anmar
Myanmar | 15/06/2011 - 14/06/2014
The action is the continuation of previous projects that helped creating the conditions for a pro- gressive transition from post-Nargis emergency actions to medium and long terms actions in the Townships of Bogale and Mawlamyinegyun. The main goal of ...
Bambou - Houaphan |
Laos | 01/01/2011 - 30/09/2015
The overall objective of the Project is that bamboo sector provides stable and sustainable incomes and employments, contributing to poverty alleviation and conserving forest functions and upland environment in Houaphan province. Thanks to the project, it is expected ...
Program to promote sustainable access to services and incomes for disadvantaged populations in three LDC Fragile States (Haïti, Laos, Mauritania)
Haiti, Laos, Mauritania | 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
The project is located in three countries classified as Least Developed Countries and characterized as « fragile states »: Haiti (city of Port-au-Prince), Laos (Houaphan Province), and Mauritania (city of Nouakchott). Promote disadvantaged populations’ acce ...
Empowerment and Capacity building of rural communities in Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Natural Ressources Management
Myanmar | 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2010
The proposed action aims at supporting about 4 000 farmers, landless and vulnerable households severely affected by Cyclone Nargis in 50 Villages (8 Village Tracts) of Bogale and Mawlamyinegyun Townships, Ayeyarwady Division. Through improved food security, agriculture diversification ...
LIFT DELTA |
Myanmar | 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2011
The overall objective of the proposed action is to contribute to food security through agricultural diversification, creation of off-farm income generation opportunities, community capacity building and mitigating natural hazards and negative effects of crisis (current and future) in ...
GF - Tuong Lai Xanh |
Vietnam | 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2011
Description of actual services provided by GRET staff within the project (or assignment) - Services related to global project implementation : elaboration, administrative and technical presentation, organization of human resources, logistics, reporting ...
| Gret | 2017 | Guide pratique | 29
This practical guide is written based on the experience of a six-years project, conducted with the support of GRET in the northern mountains of Houaphan province, Lao PDR, in close with the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry. ...
Proceedings of the National Workshop on Agroecological Transition 30th and 31 st March 2016, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
| Gret | 2016/10
The 2 days’ workshop has been very intense and very fruitful paving the way to some common principles, common understanding and common expectations about agroecology. There are still some works to do in order to define in an ...
This article analyzes the successes and limits of the Rhyviere hydro power project in Madagascar and raises questions about the role of stakeholders in building an effective and sustainable rural electrification model. By promoting ...
Comments on the proposed environmental code of cambodia (V6) and proposed amendments for a better recognition of customary tenure rights in protected areas
The « Environment and Natural Resources Code of Cambodia » (Sixth Draft – – 20 November 2016) is a very extensive proposed law (535 pages !) which will have, if adopted, major impacts on many aspects of Cambodian ...
The dynamic of the participation by stakeholders in the 2 days’ workshop has been found very forceful ; debating on the different understanding on what Agroecology (AE) means to them and what type of current practices would fall ...
Convergence under pressure : Different routes to private ownership through land reforms in four Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam)
| Comité Technique Foncier et développement ; AFD ; MAEDI | 2015/12
This paper aims to provide keys that will help us understand contemporary land dynamics in these four countries. In order to do so it highlights their similarities and differences, both in the long history that shaped today’s ...
ONG et Politiques Publiques – L’accompagnement d’un programme public de gestion forestière, Etat de l’Amazonas, Brésil
Jean-François Kibler | Gret | 2012/07 | Études et travaux en ligne | 33
Les politiques nationales sectorielles sont le maillon faible des questions du développement, entre plaidoyers internationaux d’une part et projets de terrain d’autre part. Face à ce constat, le Gret s’intéresse à l’appui que peut proposer une ONG à ...
Evaluation of bamboo as an alternative cropping strategy in the northern central upland of Vietnam: Above-ground carbon fixing capacity, accumulation of soil organic carbon, and socio-economic aspects
Proyuth Ly, Didier Pillot, Patrice Lamballe, Andreas de Neergaard | 2012 | 149
The mountains of northern Vietnam have lost significant forest cover during the last decades due to the conversion from natural vegetation to cultivated land, leading to the depletion of soil organic matter and land degradation. The study evaluated ...
Carbon finance as a means of access to energy for the poor : What are the conditions for successful development projects and promoting the use of social carbon ?
Muriel Desgeorges (ID) | Groupe Initiatives | 12/2012 | Traverses | 41
Carbon finance is being used to fund a growing number of forestry projects and initiatives to improve access to energy for disadvantaged communities in the South. This kind of innovative funding is highly attractive, but requires specific ...
Brésil : Imazon, Burkina Faso : Laboratoire Citoyennetés, France : Cirad ; Mali : Gersda, Senegal : Ipar.
Institutions publiques et collectivités locales
Brésil: Gouvernement de l’Amapá, Service Forestier Brésilien, Ibama.
Mauritanie : Apaus / Direction de l’électricité et de la maîtrise de l’énergie/ ministère de l’Énergie et du Pétrole, Iset / Parc national du Diawling.
Madagascar : Ader
Vietnam: Hadeva / CRD.
Bresil: CI / IEB / Idesam / Ipa.
Madagascar: WCS / WWF.
Burkina Faso: Cinesda.
Senegal: Imedia/ Enda Graf.
RDC : Nature + ASBL
Europe: AVSF/ Iram / SNV / Sher / Energy assistance, Enea consulting.
Organismes professionnelles, groupements, organisations paysannes
Brésil : Adafax.
Cambodge : CSI.
RDC : Centre promotionnel du paysannat.