How to run an NGO/Company in a developing country, pitfalls and best practices

Abstract pending



I plan to give 2 presentations:

– The status and progress of field projects Mali & Brasil (latter project on behalf of Marco Ogno who leads that)

Abstract: The oldest field project, Mali, has been struggling with the stability of the country for the last two years.

This halted and slowed down the progress. It did however give us the time to internally re-organise, re-power and re-think our roadmap.

We now plan to take the next step in December and like to present our decisions on coming actions that are based on the lessons learned of the past 5 years.

The youngest field project, Brasil, is in the “getting started” phase. Critical is getting the fresh volunteers to mature in a long-term commitment.

Parallel to that we are in discussion with corporates to get support in technical and financial aspects. We see a win-win situation here where the employees of corporates could also

learn how to deal with multidisciplinary problems. We have a pilot project in the pipeline with Ramboell that are focusing on developing a wooden tower design with criteria: cheap, reliable, widespread available materials and easy to construct.

– The portfolio of the tech projects that are active or finalised.

Abstract: A team of voluntarily researchers are devoted to find solutions to the technical problems we face in the field. They are a mix of students and people from industry with different technical disciplines. A short introduction to these projects and involved people will be presented and also the experiences will be shared in trying to coordinate this portfolio and ensuring the expected results will be delivered!

We hope this will be followed by an open dialogue with the audience to share their experience and seek for solutions to get better aligned and work more in concert in the future and share knowledge how to ensure projects get

Vishwa Amatya

project in tribal areas of Orissa, India, abstract to come

Cheikh Mouhammed Fadel

Economic models of wind turbine organisations in Senegal, Abstract to come


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