Presentation on theme: "Key findings of the comparative evaluation of the Kenya projects."— Presentation transcript:
Key findings of the comparative evaluation of the Kenya projects
Background Aiming for best practices of effective natural resource mgmt and sustainable energy provision in rural Kenya Challenges of North-South NGO based development cooperation and its structures: outreach, efficiency, ownership, technical expertise, sustainability Can cooperatives provide solutions?
Key findings Planning of the project/programmes Market vs community approach Strategic partnerships
Planning process PARTICIPATION for ownership awareness raising -> change of attitude/behaviour agreement on the priorities, means, monitoring gender analysis For Cooperatives: accountability of management to members (general meetings?)
Market approach Renewable energy supply based on demand Management of a business venture to be paid labour: time and expertise Finding the enterpreneurial minds For Cooperatives: Executive committee from community/member representatives, manager hired outside
Strategic partnerships Not to invent the wheel again Technical expertise Advocacy Coordination For Cooperatives: need assistance for networking
Recommendations for Cooperatives Organize participatory meetings for planning and monitoring Facilitate renewable energy uptake by awareness&information, access to expertise, not by giving free infra Separate exec.committee and everyday management Look for best expertise and facilitate networks Facilitate participation, transparency and communication by all means