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Establishing Sustainable Energy Cells in the Community of Choiseul, Saint Lucia

July 14, 2014

Project Number: STL/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/CC/14/03 Country: Saint Lucia Area Of Work: Climate Change Mitigation Operational Phase: Phase 5 Grant Amount: US$ 50,000.00 Co-Financing cash: US$ 26,471.00 Start Date: 5/2014 End Date: 10/2015 Status: Currently under execution Project Description: This project will focus on establishing the first sustainable community energy cell in Saint Lucia to help poor households to reduce their carbon footprint while contributing to the development of their community through the establishment and contribution to a community fund. The project objectives are to: (i) raise awareness on the use of solar as an alternative energy source in the community of Choiseul by Dec 2014; (ii) install a minimum of ten (10) 2.5 kW photovoltaic systems in the community of Choiseul by June 2015; (iii) train a minimum of 20 persons, in the community of Choiseul, in photovoltaic systems design, installation and maintenance by the end of the project; (iv) develop the capacity and capability of Atlas in project development and management, community mobilization, and effective communication by the end of the project; and (v) create a community development fund for financing sustainable development projects by the end of the project. Grantee: ATLAS Organisation Mission : For GEF SGP, the community-based approach is the cornerstone for addressing local and global environmental and sustainable development challenges. SGP provides grants to civil society organizations (CSOs), notably national and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and indigenous peoples organizations. SGP grantees may also include other not-for-profit organizations such as professional associations, unions and other civil society groups. By enabling a direct connection between sustainable livelihoods and the generation of local and global livelihoods, SGP empowers communities to act and participate in their own development and hence ensures community ownership and impact. Over the course of the last 20 years, SGP has provided grants to over 12,000 grantees with 64 percent of grants channeled to NGOs, 34 percent to CBOs, and 2 percent to other not-for-profit organizations. More than 60 percent of projects have directly benefitted communities either through direct grants to CBOs or through other NGOs and CSOs working with communities. Project Partner : GEF Secretariat 1818 H Street, NW, Mail Stop P4-400 Washington, DC 20433 USA Tel: (202) 473-0508 Fax: (202) 522-3240/3245 Email:

Project completion date : 2015-10-31 12:00:00


Address : P.O. Box 8096 Choc, Castries Attn: Mr. Giles Romulus

Country :Saint Lucia

Financier : Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),

Financier address : United Nations Development Programme One United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 Tel: +1 (212) 906-5000 Call: +1 (212) 963-1234

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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