Promoting renewable energy in Tibet (PLA 52)
Narayan Dhital‘s article looks at a conservation programme in the~Qomolangma National Nature Preserve in Tibet which supports village-level projects that are participatory, conservation friendly, and which improve the livelihoods of local people. The author describes how village conservation and development projects are selected by the local communities, by using various PRA tools to look at the strengths of their village and to envision its future. Local support can be attained only if livelihood improvement programmes complement conservation initiatives. Renewable energy projects, which provide access to electricity, are a priority for the conservation programme as well as for local villagers.
Participatory Learning and Action 52 is a general issue. It includes a wide selection of articles, extracts and training tips from participatory practitioners around the world.
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