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
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.
From the left is Miriam and Ruth Kiwanuka, the leader of 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.
Installation of solar panels for demonstration purpose.
Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy • Kammersgaardsvej 16, Sdr. Ydby • DK-7760 Hurup Thy
infofolkecenter.dk • tel +45 9795 6600 • fax +45 9795 6565