Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement


JVE Togo is the biggest youth-led environmental organization in Africa, dedicated to promoting sustainable development through youth and women empowerment. Its activities address climate change, biodiversity conservation, low-cost sanitation and access to water. JVE has been implementing since 2005 with support from NNV, a Norwegian NGO, a solar water pasteurisation project. It organized the first ever west african regional workshop on green energy and the subsequent Regional Green Energy Fair in February 2009. Through SODIS techniques, solar cookers and other low cost technologies, JVE is supporting the dissemination of environmental-friendly and low cost energy sources to all Togo households. From 2009, JVE will be promoting PV panels, improved cooking stoves and other renewables. With support from WISIONS, JVE will provide 250 families with solar lanters, to replace the traditional kerosene lamps.
Several other activities will be organized in other countries as well as in the more than 25 local branches of the organization

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Secondary Contact
Mr. Kameti-ati Kokou
Address 131, rue Ofé, Tokoin Casablanca
Phone +228-2200112
Fax +228-2220648
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

Solar Water Pasteurization, 15 women groups
Green energy Exposition Fair, 11-15 Feb
1200 solar lanterns
5000 improved cooking stoves

Fuels/Technologies: Solar
Sectors of Experience: Agriculture
Behavior Change
Renewable Energy
Rural Development
Small Business
Countries of Operation: Benin
Burkina Faso
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cote d'Ivoire

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

our main experience lies with addressing gender based inequalities in areas where we work
the main cultural obstacles is related to the fact that some people would not accept leaving their food without it being unattended, as they fear someone might come to poison them

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

We have helped introduced solar cookits in several areas of Ghana and Benin
We were part of the World Bank marketplace in 2007 and were selected as finalist in the Lighting Africa competition

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

Using the WAPI in ensuring good quality of the water has been so far very successful

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

We have been monitoring families which receive the improved cooking stoves. results will be available in June 09

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

We do have available documents in French which can share

we have had a great experience in producing solar cookits which we can share as well

Our office, equipment, website and magazine can be used by the Partnership