Joint Small Hydro and Cogeneration Projects Launch and Capacity Building Workshop
Organized by UNEP-GEF, AfDB, REEEP, EATTA and AFREPREN/FWD
8th November 2007 at UNEP Headquarters Complex, Gigiri in Nairobi, Kenya
Organized by the United Nations Environment Programme Division of Global Environment Facility Coordination (UNEP-GEF), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) and the Energy, Environment and Development Network for Africa (AFREPREN/FWD).
The follow-up and Capacity Building Workshop on Financing Cogeneration and Small-Hydro Projects in the Sugar and Tea Industry in East and Southern Africa is organized by Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Partnerships (REEEP), EATTA and AFREPREN/FWD.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
UNEP, established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment. To accomplish this, UNEP works with a wide range of partners, including United Nations entities, international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society.
UNEP work encompasses:
UNEP's global and cross-sectoral outlook is reflected in its organizational structure, its activities and is personnel. Being based in Africa gives UNEP a clear advantage in understanding the environmental issues facing the world's developing countries.
To ensure its global effectiveness UNEP supports six regional offices, plus a growing network of centres of excellence such as the Global Resource Information Database (GRID) centres and the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). UNEP also has major offices in Geneva and Paris, where its Division of Technology, Industry and Economics is situated.
UNEP also hosts several environmental convention secretariats including the Ozone Secretariat and the Montreal Protocol's Multilateral Fund, CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on Migratory Species, and a growing family of chemicals-related agreements, including the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and the recently negotiated Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).
African Development Bank (AfDB)
The African Development Bank is the premier financial development institution of Africa, dedicated to combating poverty and improving the lives of people of the continent and engaged in the task of mobilizing resources towards the economic and social progress of its Regional Member Countries. The Bank’s s mission is to promote economic and social development through loans, equity investments, and technical assistance.
Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (ADB) is a regional multilateral development finance institution. Currently based in Tunis under the nomenclature of the ADB Temporary Relocation Agency, ADB is a co-implementing agency of the Cogen for Africa project together with UNEP.
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
The Global Environment Facility (GEF), established in 1991, helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment. GEF grants support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.
REEEP - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is an active, global public-private partnership that structures policy and regulatory initiatives for clean energy, and facilitates financing for energy projects.
Backed by more than 200 national governments, businesses, development banks and NGOs, REEEP is uniquely placed to contribute to international, national and regional policy dialogues. Our aim is to accelerate the integration of renewables into the energy mix and to advocate energy efficiency as a path to improved energy security and reduced carbon emissions, ensuring socio-economic benefits.
Pro€Invest is an EU-ACP
(Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) partnership programme developed and
undertaken by the European Commission on behalf of the ACP
AFREPREN/FWD - Energy, Environment and Development Network for Africa Website
AFREPREN/FWD is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Nairobi, Kenya, with vast expertise on energy in East and Southern Africa and some experience in Western Africa. It brings together expertise, skills of two past initiatives/programmes that have been active in small-scale, medium-scale and large-scale biomass energy regional programmes namely; the African Energy Policy Research Network (AFREPREN) and the Foundation for Woodstove Dissemination (FWD).
Since its initiation in 1989, AFREPREN/FWD has successfully implemented 90 research projects involving about 200 African energy researchers and policy makers from 19 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa.
East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA)
African Tea Trade Association is a voluntary organization of tea
producers, buyers(exporters), brokers, packers and warehouses,
affording them a disciplined environment in which to interact
commercially, and to promote the best interests of the trade in
Africa. EATTA has been in operation for over 47 years, representing
tea stakeholders from 12 countries - Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania,
Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi,The DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar
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