Training & Capacity Building

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IIEC’s Experience in Training & Capacity Building
 

At a Glance:

IIEC enables sharing of knowledge and best practices across countries, and facilitates the mainstreaming of successful energy policies and projects. We accomplish this through our focus on local needs and delivery of training and capacity building programs customized to suit local contexts. The core objective of our training and capacity building programs is to ensure that stakeholders can implement energy related policies and activities in a sustainable manner.

Our Experience:

IIEC’s training and capacity building programs are developed through a comprehensive process. In each program, we assess specific needs and address them by using customized training tools, materials, and training approaches. Quantitative and qualitative market surveys and in-depth analyses are the core elements in our capacity building needs assessment exercises, which help IIEC define the capacity building requirements of the recipients. International experience and lessons learned are seamlessly integrated into our customized training tools and materials.

The Challenge:

Lack of knowledge and appropriate skills to identify and address the needs in clean energy development is common among policy makers, regulators, financiers, and private sectors in developing countries and economies in transition. These barriers have hampered greater adoption of clean energy policies and projects by policy makers and stakeholders. Often, even successful Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) projects cannot be replicated due to a lack of market-supporting conditions, such as limited knowledge within financial institutions about financing such projects. The limited capacity of local technology suppliers and installers is another barrier to development and scaling up of clean energy projects.

IIEC’s experience in this key activity, categorized by country is listed below:

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Kenya TOP LINK
Project Title
Capacity Building for Energy Standards and Labels

Region

South Africa

Service Area

Training and Capacity Building

Project Title

Capacity Building for Energy Standards and Labels

Country

Kenya

Client

United Nations Development Programme

Project Funding Agency

United Nations Development Programme

Project Duration

Start Date

January 2013

Scheduled Completion

July 2013

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The Standards and Labelling Programme is a 5 year initiative designed to remove barriers to market transformation of energy efficient products and services in Kenya. Currently, there is need to enhance the capacity and ability of Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Ministry of Energy (MoE), Kenya Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to enforce energy performance compliance of imported products. The objective of this project is to prepare and deliver a training programme to these key stakeholders.

IIEC performed the tasks as follows:

  • Prepare and design a training course on Energy Performance Standards and Labels for policy makers, implementers and distributors/ importers.
  • Develop a training program
  • Deliver the training course including theoretical presentations, exercises elaborating the theory presented, case studies and real on-spot verification to test the degree of comprehension of the participant.
  • Develop a structured manual that covers the course material and which can be used for subsequent reference (copies of slides used, exercises, solutions, manuals, etc.).
  • Develop evaluation questionnaires and evaluate the training courses based on questionnaire feedback

Contact for more information

iiecbangkok@iiec.org

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Lebanon TOP LINK
Project Title
Investment Grade Energy Audit and Project Development Contract - Lebanon

Region

Asia

Service Area

Training & Capacity Building 

Project Title

Investment Grade Energy Audit and Project Development Contract

Country

Lebanon

Client

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Lebanon

Project Funding Agency

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Lebanon

Project Duration

Start Date

July 2008

Scheduled Completion

March 2009

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The local mission of the United Nations Development Program office in Lebanon is promoting energy efficiency in the country through the involvement of local and international energy services companies. As one of the first steps, UNDP tasked IIEC to facilitate energy audit study being conducted by local energy auditing firms to enhance the quality of audits and to create a mechanism to improve the bidding process for energy audits.

This activity was spread over a period of 7 months and included two visits to the site to oversee the energy auditing activity and off-site tasks related to presenting the energy audit findings and recommendations to improve energy efficiency in various end-uses.

IIEC used its international best practice knowledge-base for energy audits in the country and evaluated the options to implement energy efficiency in a cascaded manner that brought maximum benefits to the implementing organizations.

Services provided:

  • Project Management
  • Design of  Energy Audits
  • Analysis of Field Survey Data
  • Design of Energy Management Program
  • Creation of Bid Documentation
  • Assistance in Evaluation of ESCO Bids
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Contact for more information

(iiecmumbai@iiec.org)

 

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Maldives TOP LINK
Project Title
Renewable Energy Technology Development and Applications Project (RETDAP) - Maldives

Region

 

Service Area

Training & Capacity Building

Project Title

Renewable Energy Technology Development and Applications Project (RETDAP) - Maldives

Country

Maldives

Client

Ministry of Environment, Energy and Water

Project Funding Agency

United Nations Development Programme
Global Environment Facility

Project Duration

Start Date

Nov 2006

Scheduled Completion

Feb 2007

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

RETDAP is a project funded by UNDP-GEF and implemented by the Government of Maldives through the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Water. The project aims to remove the barriers that impede the development and application of RE based systems in Maldives. To achieve this, RETDAP has several program components addressing major specific policy, institutional, information, financing and technical barriers.

IIEC’s assignment is to design and conduct three (3) training courses on financing of renewable energy (RE) projects and RE based livelihood projects. Tailored training courses were designed for government financial institutions, private commercial banks and private entrepreneurs. The training courses are designed to prepare them to access the Fund for Renewable Energy System Applications, a fund which operating guidelines are also developed by IIEC. The assignment includes a pilot-testing where IIEC conducts financial analysis and propose appropriate financing package for two RE projects.

Services Provided:

  • Training design and development
  • Training delivery
  • Fund design and establishment
  • Feasibility study
  • Project financial structuring

Contact for more information

iiecbangkok@iiec.org

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Philippines TOP LINK
Project Title
PELMATP Design and Implementation of EEL Micro Financing Scheme: Business Finance Capacity Building - Philippines

Region

Asia

Service Area

Training & Capacity Building, Clean Energy Finance

Project Title

PELMATP Design and Implementation of EEL Micro Financing Scheme

Country

Philippines

Client

Philippine – Department of Energy

Project Funding Agency

UNDP

Project Duration

Start Date

Jan 2008

Scheduled Completion

Aug 2009

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The Philippine Efficient Lighting Market Transformation Project (PELMATP) is a five year project being implemented by the Government of the Philippines through the Department of Energy (DOE). The project aims to remove barriers against the widespread use of energy efficient lighting (EEL) systems in the Philippines. It is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through its implementing agency, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


PELMATP has several components addressing policy, institutional, information, and financial barriers. The Design and Implementation of EEL Micro Financing Scheme is one of the components earmarked to address the financing barriers.  Its goal is to promote EEL through consumer cooperatives, a sector noted to be effective distribution channel of consumer products. The expected output is a micro financing/ business model scheme that will facilitate procurement and distribution of EEL products through the said sector.


These deliverables are as follows:

  • Conduct inventory and assessment of existing consumer cooperatives for the purpose of identifying the type of cooperatives that can participate in EEL micro financing and determine their capacity building needs.
  • Develop the appropriate EEL Micro financing model(s) suitable for consumer cooperatives.
  • Conduct regional consultations with consumer cooperatives and provide the training to capacitate the cooperatives to participate in the micro financing model developed. A set of criteria will be developed to select the most suitable training sites.
  • Negotiate financing bulk procurement arrangements with EEL suppliers (importers and manufacturers)
  • Implement the micro financing models in three (3) cooperatives in the country preferably one each in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Contact for more information

Lei Dealino (adealino@iiec.org)

 

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Consultation Workshop with consumer cooperatives based in Visayas and Mindanao Regions

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Consultation Workshop with consumer cooperatives based in Luzon

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Training Workshop for consumer cooperatives based in Visayas and Mindanao

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Training Workshop for consumer cooperatives based in Luzon

 

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Business Financing Capacity Building for the Philippine Efficient Lighting and Market Transformation Project

Region

Asia

Service Area

Training & Capacity Building

Project Title

Business Financing Capacity Building for the Philippine Efficient Lighting and Market Transformation Project

Country

Philippines

Client

Department of Energy

Project Funding Agency

United Nations Development Programme

Project Duration

Start Date

Jan 2007

Scheduled Completion

Jun 2007

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The objective of this project is to build the capacity of local financial institutions to provide financing for EEL initiatives. This project provides training to banks on the technical processes underlying EEL investments, innovative financing techniques, use of ESCOs, and risk management. In the context of the need for commercial financing by start-up ESCOs and EEL projects, this training emphasizes “project finance” type of lending as opposed to “asset-backed” lending build their confidence on the reliance on energy savings to pay off the initial investment cost. Marketing and promotional materials are prepared to help banks sell their financing products. While the Development Bank of the Philippines recently established its own EEL financing window, this project provides DBP with a technical assistance in streamlining its financing guidelines to make it more responsive to the needs of the industry.

Services Provided:

  • Training Needs Assessment
  • Preparation of training curriculum
  • Conduct of the training program
  • Preparation of promotional materials for EEL financing products
  • Development of Financing Guidelines for the Development Bank of the Philippines

Contact for more information

iiecmanila@iiec.org

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Poland TOP LINK
Project Title
Capacity-Building Programme – Poland

Region

Europe

Service Area

Training & Capacity Building

Project Title

Capacity-Building Programme – Poland

Country

Poland

Client

 

Project Funding Agency

 

Project Duration

Start Date

 

Scheduled Completion

 

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

Launched in March 1996, this programme focused on the promotional and NGO-outreach component of the GEF's Poland Efficient Lighting Project (PELP).

A number of workshops on energy efficiency were organised for architects, builders, NGOs and local government representatives. The programme established a good working relationship with the National Agency for Energy Conservation (KAPE) in Poland, which  led to the publication of a monthly bulletin for local communities on energy, money, and the environment.

Contact for more information

 

 

 

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Regional & Global TOP LINK
Project Title
Joint Implementation Project Development and Capacity Building

Region

Global

Service Area

Capacity Building

Project Title

Joint Implementation Project Development and Capacity Building

Country

Brazil, South Africa, Chile, Philippines, Thailand, India, Argentina

Client

US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Energy

Project Funding Agency

US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Energy

Project Duration

Start Date

Oct 1996

Scheduled Completion

Sep 2004

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing on experience with project development, the objective of IIEC in this multi-year project is to assist sustainable energy projects qualify for the portfolio of the USIJI program. The scope of work of IIEC is to prepare these projects for the USIJI program and/or for the CDM. IIEC provides technical assistance in project identification and development. Key developing country commitments to meaningful participation will be strengthened through the fostering of existing and new partnerships between and among businesses, non-governmental organizations and governments of Annex 1 and non-Annex 1 countries. In cooperation with the USIJI Secretariat, IIEC selected energy efficiency, renewable energy and transport sector projects in countries where IIEC has a local presence or other activities underway, including Thailand, the Philippines, India, China, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, South Africa, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and Georgia.

 

Services Provided:

  • Identification and implementation of projects
  • Project advisory through the USIJI approval process both in-country and in the U.S.
  • Establish GHG additionality, GHG emissions reductions, verification
  • Business plan development and financial analysis
  • Structuring of financing and implementation plan for project

Contact for more information

iiecbangkok@iiec.org

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Romania TOP LINK
Project Title
Project Activities in Romania

Region

Europe

Service Area

Training & Capacity Building

Project Title

Project Activities in Romania

Country

Romania

Client

 

Project Funding Agency

 

Project Duration

Start Date

 

Scheduled Completion

 

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

IIEC-Europe’s accomplishments in Romania  include the following:

          1. Worked with western and local partners on two Phare-funded projects. 
         2. Provided financial and energy training in capacity-building efforts for municipalities together with the Romanian Energy Cities Network (Orase Energy Romania, OER). The training emphasized transfer of practical skills such as energy database development, information dissemination, municipal energy planning and preparation of project proposals suitable for funding and implementation.
          3. Set up a multi-country twinning program focusing on project finance and marketing for energy efficiency.
          4. Participated in a two-day Joint Implementation Workshop.

Contact for more information

 

 

 

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South Africa TOP LINK
Project Title
Development Marketplace (Global Capacity Building Facility Project)

Region

Asia

Service Area

Training & Capacity Building

Project Title

Development Marketplace (Global Capacity Building Facility Project)

Country

Regional

Client

 

Project Funding Agency

 

Project Duration

Start Date

 

Scheduled Completion

 

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

This project  introduced  brick-making technology to South Africa to transform their housing market. This  market transformation was achieved through capacitation of SMEs in local brick-making technology in order to access mainstream housing practices and activities in South Africa.

This project  also developed and demonstrated business models that aimed to mainstream an innovative brick-making machine that makes cheaper bricks of a high quality, using local materials through SME capacitation. In effect, it provided a model for sustainable job creation (brick-making), whilst supporting local entrepreneurs to be actively involved in providing housing for poor communities in South Africa.

Contact for more information

 

 

 

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Ukraine TOP LINK
Project Title
Capacity Building – Ukraine

Region

Europe

Service Area

Training & Capacity Building

Project Title

Capacity Building – Ukraine

Country

Ukraine

Client

 

Project Funding Agency

 

Project Duration

Start Date

 

Scheduled Completion

 

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

IIEC launched the  Capacity Building Programme in 1997. This programme strengthened the capacity of NGOs to promote sustainable energy alternatives and provided the co-ordination and support for groups to be more focused and effective through planning strategies and working together.

The achievements of the programme include the following:
- Formation of an NGO information exchange program (of energy policy development updates and other relevant materials) among 34 NGOs across the Ukraine.
- Creation of a parliamentary group which brought together a range of Rada deputies with strong interests in energy and the environment. The group focused on energy-related environmental policy, global climate change and development and co-ordination of mitigation strategies.
- Two successful NGO training seminars. The first in June 1998 entitled “Sustainable Energy for Ukraine” brought together 30 participants from across Ukraine to discuss sustainable energy alternatives, energy policy making and strategies for promoting sustainable energy at a national level. The second workshop entitled “Energy Conservation as a way to Meet Local Energy Needs: Main actors, Models, and Best Practices” brought together for the first time NGOs, local government and business to develop sustainable energy policy and public/private partnerships to meet local energy needs.

Contact for more information

 

 

 

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Viet Nam TOP LINK
Project Title
Promotion of Energy Conservation in Small and Medium Enterprises (PECSME) - Viet Nam

Region

Asia

Service Area

Training & Capacity Building

Project Title

Promotion of Energy Conservation in Small and Medium Enterprises (PECSME) - Viet Nam

Country

Viet Nam

Client

Ministry of Industry

Project Funding Agency

United Nations Development Programme

Project Duration

Start Date

Jun 2007

Scheduled Completion

 

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

The overall objective of the PECSME training program is the building of capacity and skills of the key stakeholders that will lead to the implementation of projects in the selected industrial sectors – brick, ceramics, paper & pulp, textile and food processing.

A comprehensive training program covering technical, financial, business, marketing and project management knowledge is a key aspect of this program.

The requirement is to design and deliver a comprehensive training program, which will transfer knowledge and develop skills amongst all trainees to increase their ability to successfully assist in the development of energy efficiency projects in the SME sector in Vietnam.

Services Provided:

  • Training Needs Assessment
  • Review of existing training modules and development of training modules
  • Development of training strategy and plan for the PECSME
  • Delivery of the training in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh 
  • Comment on the training materials prepared by the local training institute
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation guidelines for the PECSME training program

Contact for more information

iiecbangkok@iiec.org

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Commercial Energy Efficiency Pilot Project – Vietnam (Training & Capacity Building)

Region

Asia

Service Area

Energy Efficiency, Training & Capacity Building

Project Title

Commercial Energy Efficiency Pilot Project – Vietnam

Country

Vietnam

Client

Ministry of Industry

Project Funding Agency

GEF/World Bank

Project Duration

Start Date

2004

Scheduled Completion


Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

This Commercial EE Pilot Project sought to test appropriate business models and mechanisms for catalyzing a small and sustainable service market that would support EE investments in Vietnam. This was achieved by supporting a small group of commercial service providers or "Project Agents" in all phases of EE project identification, development and implementation.


The overall objective of this project was to develop the capability of Project Agents (equipment manufacturers, equipment suppliers, technical service providers, financial service companies) in implementing a critical mass of pilot projects in the commercial sector to test the appropriate business models and to establish a sustainable service market for supporting EE investments in Vietnam. I


Services Provided:

Conduct of a training program for project developers (Project Agents), site owners (Project proponents) and Financial Institutions in all aspects of project development and financing including:

  • Energy Auditing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Service Contracting
  • Monitoring and Verification
  • Project Management
  • Service Marketing

Contact for more information

iiecbangkok@iiec.org


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