JEEP Uganda

By Nicolaj Stenkjaer, 2015. 

JEEP Folkecenter staff 2015

JEEP Folkecenter staff, 2015.

JEEP Folkecenter is a Ugandan non-governmental organization (NGO) which was formed in 1983 in the light of the drought and subsequent famine in Ethiopia. Ethiopia's disaster was a result of environmental problems and therefore was JEEP formed to prevent the same situation from occurring in Uganda. Since then, JEEP has worked to prevent environmental degradation and conserve natural resources.

JEEP has been in contact with the Nordic Folkecenter since 1996, was a partner with the Danish NGO MS in 1999-2005 and became a Folkecenter in 2005.

The two Folkecenters are in regular contact and regularly sends employees for inspiration at each other.

JEEP Folkecenter offers a variety of activities, the most significant are:
- Construction of energy-saving stoves
- Lectures and courses
- Installation of solar energy

Read more about JEEP Folkecenter on their website


It is possible to see pictures from Folkecenter's activities at Panoramio.

See pictures from Folkecenter's activities here.

Brochures about JEEP Folkecenter:
Tree and Solar at the Community Level in Uganda

General brochure about JEEP

Capacity Building of JEEP Folkecenter, Uganda

Solar Energy to Uganda - a working method


Articles about JEEP:

News from KAL project June 2015

EAP project in Uganda

News from Kal project January 2015

News from Folkecenter's KAL Project in Uganda

Start-up of a new project in Uganda

New Uganda project

JEEP Folkecenter's 30 year Anniversary

Tree and solar project news

Solar energy stories

Solar Cells for Schools in Kasese

Sun Drying in Developing Countries

Tree nursaries and solar energy

JEEP bottle house

Solar Lights for the poor in Africa

Energy Saving Stoves for Developing Countries

Ligth in Africa

Solar installation in Wabutungulu

Briquettes for Developing Countries

Energy Shops in Uganda

Solar PV in Uganda opens the doors

World Environment Day 2009

Go Solar Report

A Solar Technician in Uganda

Become a trainee in Uganda

Solar Energy Workshop

JEEP pictures Nov-Dec 2008

Oil Lamps versus LED Lights

Energy Saving Stoves

Projektraadgivningen visit JEEP

Lecture about solar energy for Africa

Pictures from JEEP August 2008

Trainee in Uganda at JEEP Folkecenter

Energy Security in Africa with Renewable Energy

Energy for Development

Improving People's Livelihoods through the Use and Promotion of Solar Energy

JEEP web site


Pictures from JEEP May 2008

The Energy Shop

World Environmental Day

Improving lives of families in Uganda using solar energy

News from JEEP April 2008

News from JEEP March 2008


Presentations about JEEP Folkecenter:

Climate Change in Uganda by Paul Muganga





 JEEP Uganda

This building is the office for Jeep (teaching room), at the right is a covered area for building energy saving ovens and at the left the solar panel demonstration area.

JEEP Uganda

From the left is Miriam and Ruth Kiwanuka, the leader of JEEP Uganda.

JEEP Uganda

Jeep has a big garden with traditional medicinal herbs. Big international companies are comming to Uganda to use the medicinal herbs for pills. There is a huge job in collecting knowledge about the medical plants and preserve it before it disappears.

JEEP Uganda

Installation of solar panels for demonstration purpose.