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GSR 2015

177RENEWABLES 2015 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT NAME BRIEF DESCRIPTION International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE) A network of 140 NGOs operating in 60 countries that was established as part of the Rio Convention. It is dedicated to promoting sustainable energy and social development and is funded by a mix of national governments, multilateral institutions, and civil society organisations. INFORSE focuses on four areas: raising awareness about sustainable energy use; promoting institutional reform among national governments; building local and national capacity on energy related issues; and supporting research and development. La Via Campesina (LVC) Informally known as the “international peasants’ movement”, a group of about 150 organisational members that co-ordinate migrant workers, farmers, rural women, and indigenous communities on rural development issues. The “sustainable agriculture”, “water”, and “women and human rights” programmes deal with various aspects of rural energy use, especially the connections between food security and biofuels. RedBioLAC A multinational network of institutions involved in research and dissemination of anaerobic bio-digestion and the treatment and management of organic waste in Latin America and the Caribbean. Small-Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund (S3IDF) A fund that promotes a Social Merchant Bank approach to help local entrepreneurs create micro-enterprises that provide infrastructure services to the poor. As of early 2015, it had a portfolio of almost 200 small investments and associated enterprises in India, and an additional 100 projects in the pipeline. WindEmpowerment A global association for the development of locally built small-scale wind turbines for sustainable rural electrification. TABLE R24. NETWORKS FURTHERING ENERGY ACCESS: SELECTED EXAMPLES (continued) BACK

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