Biogas Technology Awareness Workshop

Janathakshan and People in Need, Cz Conduct Biogas Technology Awareness Workshop in the North Western Province, Sri Lanka

Kurunegala, 10th June 2014 - Janathakshan together with project partner People in Need (PIN), Czech Republic, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and the North Western Provincial Council held the first of four awareness creation workshops under the EU SWITCH-ASIA Initiative “Up-scaling Biogas Technology for Sustainable Development and Mitigating Climate Change in Sri Lanka.” Held at the Seasons Hotel Pvt Ltd, Kurunegala the workshop was graced by Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara, Chief Minister of the North Western Provincial (NWP) Council, Hon. A. Gamini Peramunage, Mayor Kurunegala Municipal Council, Mr. R.M.D. Jayawardhane, Assistant Commissioner Local Government NWP, Dr. N. Thilakaratne Provincial Director Department of Animal Production and Health, representatives from the NWP Divisional Secretariat and Department of Health, Education and Environment, regional bank managers both private and national and World Vision.

The provincial awareness workshop saw the participation of all provincial stakeholders and promoted the use of biogas as a renewable, clean energy source for public authorities, households and tourism Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Participants were also given the opportunity to witness success stories from other districts and have interactive multi-stakeholder discussions. Weighing in on the training and capacity building component of the project, local authorities requested training support on biogas technology for technical officers facilitating the integration of biogas systems in future development projects. The awareness workshop was held as a follow up event to the inaugural Workshop on the EU SWITCH-ASIA Initiative “Up-scaling Biogas Technology for Sustainable Development and Mitigating Climate Change in Sri Lanka” held in Colombo on the 2nd April 2014.

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