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.
Madagascar | 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2015
GRET is designing, testing and disseminating mechanisms by which to develop rural electricity grids supplied by micro hydroelectric plants in Madagascar. With the actors in the sector, it is producing tools and procedures to develop the commodity chain, ...
Mauritania | 01/01/2007 - 31/12/2010
The general goal of the project is to improve socioeconomic conditions for populations in small villages in the Brakna by allowing them access to electricity services, develop models that can be duplicated on the large scale, and develop ...
01/01/2006 - 31/12/2011
RIAED is a network of French-speaking experts involved in projects of access to energy in developing countries. By pooling the resources and tools produced in the French-speaking community and building bridges with other networks, the network seeks to: reinforce ...
01/01/2004 - 31/12/2006
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety ratified by 110 countries including France represents fundamental progress for international environmental law. It places the precautionary principle at the heart of its operational mechanisms. Raising the awareness of ...
Brazil | 01/01/2000 - 31/12/2000
Sustainable development of family farming and preservation of the Amazon Forest. The goal of this project is preparing an alternative sustainable agroforestry development proposal with the active participation and adhesion of local small farmers’ organisa ...
Mauritania | 01/01/1993 - 31/12/1993
France | 01/01/1992 - 31/12/1992
Comoros | 01/01/1991 - 31/12/1991
| 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 ...
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.