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NAME: Charlotte NIVOLLET
COMPANY: Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity (GERES)
ADDRESS: GERES Southeast Asia
1F, Bldg. No.3, (Sophy & Sina), Street 240
Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun Penh

CITY: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
PHONE: +855 23 986 891
EMAIL: c.nivollet@geres.eu

CSR Activities

GERES’ main activity is to design and implement development projects in the field of clean energy, and related topics: green inclusive growth, climate change and climate finance, energy efficiency, energy policies, renewables, sustainable forest management, carbon audits and environmental performance.
Besides our portfolio of development projects, we offer technical assistance, consulting services, trainings, policy advice, incubation/acceleration services for social businesses, and support to CSR initiatives.
In Southeast Asia, we built our expertise on 20 years of work in Cambodia, which now positions us as a major regional player and knowledge hub on wood and biomass energy related topics. Beyond Cambodia, we offer technical assistance in the Region through our Stove Plus program, and we opened a field program in Myanmar in 2014.
Amongst our current and recent financial partners and clients are: ADB, AFD-FFEM, EDF, EEP Mekong, the European Union, FAO, Forestry Administration of Cambodia, GEF, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Ministry of Mines and Energy of Cambodia, UNDP, World Bank.

Background

Since 1976, GERES has been providing sustainable and energy-efficient solutions with a dual purpose: improving the livelihoods and economic empowerment of vulnerable populations. GERES main focus areas are access to energy for the poor, economic development, environmental conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, reducing health impacts, gender empowerment and enhancement of policies. GERES ensures the sustainability of its award-winning programs through a holistic approach of market-based solutions, innovative financing, awareness raising, local stakeholder capacity building, enhancement of public policies and sustainable scale-up. In South-east Asia, GERES has 20 years of experience in Cambodia providing locally adapted, low-cost, transferable technology solutions and sustainable practices in the biomass value-chain to improve the economic empowerment and lives of vulnerable people. Following its successful intervention in Cambodia, GERES started operations in Myanmar in 2014 and has begun a first project to provide. a first project to provide access to improved cookstoves (ICS) to 300,000 households through the empowerment of 80 MSMEs (producers and distributors of ICS) and the enhancement of an enabling policy framework.