We are pleased to announce that the Clean Energy NGO, a GEF/SGP and COMDEKS grantee in Mongolia, has been awarded the 2015 National Energy Globe Award, a prestigious environmental award that distinguishes the best projects from within a country. The award was presented by Mr. Richard Schenz, Vice-President of Austrian Federal Economic Chamber at the Mongolian Opera and Ballet Theatre in Ulaanbaatar. The grantee, Clean Energy, has successfully implemented the project “Introduction of a soil bag construction technology and initiation of agro-tourism”, co-financed by the SGP and COMDEKS, where a soil bag building construction technology, which saves on wood, was successfully introduced to build greenhouses, cattle shelter and residential houses.
With technical assistance from Hiroshima University, the project introduced an alternative approach to construct greener and more reliable solutions for local herders and farmers, along with onsite training and capacity building.
These awards provide recognition and serve as a platform for further replication and scaling up of COMDEKS and SGP projects.