Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Developlment
Established in 2014, ISEES is a non-profit development organization that provides professional technical training, research, consultancy, community development and technology deployment in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate change, environmental conservation, natural resources management, water, sanitation and Hygiene aimed at improving the livelihoods and environment of households, communities and small enterprises in Ghana and Africa.
A world where all people have access to clean and efficient energy, living in environmentally sustainable ecosystems and have improved livelihoods.
To facilitate access to modern, affordable and sustainable energy and environmental solutions to households, SMEs and communities through capacity building, research, technology development and deployment, sustainable market development, business incubation and advisory, and inclusive growth to achieve sustainable development in Ghana and Africa.
our Focus Areas
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Access to modern, affordable and reliable energy products and services is a precondition for development. ISEES promotes access to clean energy (solar, clean cookstoves, and biogas ‘waste to energy’) for households and small enterprises in Ghana. ISEES also advocates for energy efficiency by promoting behavioral change communication and the deployment of efficient appliances for households and institutions in off-grid communities.
Promotion of Climate Smart Solutions for addressing mitigation and adaptation actions for local communities, SMEs and households is key to achieving the Nationally Determined Contributions to Climate Change. ISEES provides capacity building, climate reporting, research, and climate smart technologies in agriculture, energy and environment to help contribute to Sustainable Development and help achieve the Paris Agreements.
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION & NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Environmental conservation and ecosystem restoration through initiatives enhances biodiversity and ensures sustainable use of natural resources, whic is key to ISEES. We subscribe to the convention on biodivesity and supports communities and government to achieve our commitment towards biodiversity conservation and natural resources management.
ISEES believes in sustainable utilization of natural resources for improved livelihoods of especially deprived communities. ISEES provides capacity building, technology support, advisory services, micro-financing and value addition skills to enable rural households and SMEs to increase their incomes and improve their livelihoods through local economic development to achieve goal 8 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE
ISEES promotes human development with a focus on access to water, sanitation, and health. This is done through community education, installation of clean water solutions(water filtering pumps), improved technology for sanitation, and occupational health for small and medium scale enterprises. ISEES promotes sanitation through waste management, waste to energy (biogas, Anaerobic Baffled Reactors, Reverse Engineering for water purification), and also protection of water bodies.
Enhancing Sustainable Land Management, Permaculture, AgroEcology and solutions to protect the environment whiles improving yield of crops for small holder farmers in Ghana is key to producing healthy food for a healthy population. ISEES integrates agroforestry practices, organic farming, integration of renewable energy solutions in agriculture such as solar irrigation, solar dryers, among others helps small farmers to use ecosystem based approaches to enhance food security in Ghana and Africa
Message from the Director
The passion to identify and develop solutions to the many energy and environmental challenges in Ghana and Africa drives the mission for which ISEES was established. A pragmatic institution that delivers solutions at the grassroots level as well as influencing policies through evidence based approaches helps us to contribute to sustainable development. Through research, advocacy, capacity building, the development and deployment of innovative climate smart technologies, incubating and growing sustainable businesses, ISEES hopes to contribute to sustainable development through sustainable partnerships with national governments, private sector and development partners globally.
Lovans Owusu Takyi
What we've been up to
Clean Cookstove Promotion
ISEES believes in promoting access to clean cookstoves and sustainable fuels to households and institutions to improve the health, livelihoods and Ecosystem of women and reduce climate change. Read more about our Decarbonizing Homes Program
Affordable Solar Lighting
ISEES promotes access to affordable solar lighting solutions to households and institutions. Through education, technology deployment,project development and behavioral change communication. – Read more about our programs at www.iseesghana.org/programs-projects/
Energy for Productive use
To enhance productivity in small and medium scale enterprises, agro-processing associations, industries and institutions, ISEES promotes deployment of technologies for businesses to improve efficiency in a safe way.
Access to Sustainable Sanitation
ISEES under its water and sanitation division is promoting access to sustainable household toilets, and biogas systems to reduce the challenge of open defecation in rural areas and urban slum communities in Ghana and Africa.
Waste to Energy (Biogas) Solutions for Households and Institutions
ISEES seeks to promote biogas technologies for liquid waste treatment in communities in Ghana and Africa. ISEES is a member of the Biogas Association of Ghana and also represents on the Executive Board of BAG
Behavioral Change Communication
ISEES Community Development and Outreach Unit enhances behavioral change communication, awareness and education in local communities to drive access to energy and environmental solutions at grassroots level.
How we do it
Training & Capacity Building
Seminars, Workshops, Professional and Technical Skills Training in Energy, Agriculture and Environmental Solutions
Research and Policy Advocacy
ISEES conducts evidenced based research for knowledge development and policy advocacy for both government agencies and private sector
Consultancy & Advisory Services
ISEES provides advisory services to private sector, developmetn partners, governement with a team of experts that deliver quality results for development projects
Community Development & Outreach
For behavioral change communication and mindset change, ISEES conducts community outreach to educate people about energy and environmental solutions
ISEES conducts research to develop climate smart technologies in energy environment and agriculture for improved human lives.
Sustainable Market Development
ISEES Market Development Unit specializes in developing innovative business models for improved access to sustainable technologies
ISEES develops sustainable businesses in the energy and environment sectors through nurturing innovative ideas by youth and start ups in Ghana and Africa
Inclusive Business Development
ISEES seeks to enhance inclusive business approaches by involving marginalized youth, women and entrepreneurs in the energy access value chain
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Coretta Scott King
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