Biogas Awareness Workshop in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

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

Trincomalee, 21st August 2014-  Janathakshan together with project partner People in Need(PIN), Czech Republic and the Eastern Provincial Council held the second 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 Chief Minister's Secretariat, Trincomalee the workshop was graced by Hon. Najeeb Abdul Majeed, Chief Minister of the Eastern Provincial Council, Provincial representatives from the Ministry of  Health, Education, Environment, Industry, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Local Government representatives, Hoteliers, Bank managers both private and national, International and Local NGO’s and biogas users in the region.  

Funded by the European Union on a budget of EUR 665,000, the EU SWITCH-Asia initiative is a joint partnership between local partner Janathakshan and People in Need, Cz, focused on up-scaling biogas technologies for sustainable development, responsible tourism, economic growth contributing to poverty reduction and climate change mitigation in Sri Lanka. 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.

Hon. Najeeb Abdul Majeed, Chief Minister of the Eastern Provincial Council addressing the workshop





Janathakshan Snr. Engineer Rohitha Ananda explaining the benefits of biogas


Janathakshan, Programme Manager  Damitha Samarakoon briefing the audience on the EU SWITCH-Asia inititaive







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