Communication & Outreach
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IIEC’s Experience in Communication & Outreach
 

At a Glance:

In order to bring good energy policy into practice and raise its profile in international dialogue, IIEC develops strategic communication and outreach plans to raise public awareness of Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) as well as to stimulate stakeholder participation, education and engagement in sustainable energy. IIEC provides assistance in planning and designing promotional materials and programs, including event management in Asian countries such as Cambodia, China, India, Lao PDR, the Philippines, and Thailand. IIEC manages and maintains information-sharing plat- forms to provide a dynamic and robust mechanism for disseminating research efforts and knowledge to the broader community.

Our Experience:

To promote awareness, IIEC facilitates replication and mainstreaming of successful projects by compiling lessons learned and disseminating program knowledge and best practice methods to leaders and consumers alike. IIEC crystallizes data and program experience by developing and maintaining comprehensive implementation manuals, websites, databases, social media, advertising (print, online, radio, or television commercial), marketing collaterals (brochures and case studies), events (workshop proceedings), and trade shows; this allows us to bridge the gap between global knowledge and local action. We integrate web-based applications and databases for supporting online promotional and educational activities, which have become an essential tool in the communication and marketing environment.

The Challenge:

A lack of comprehensive knowledge management resources – such as project databases, networks and implementation guides – creates significant barriers to scaling and replicating successful clean energy programs. At the same time, lack of consumer knowledge impedes adoption of energy efficient practices and technologies. In spite of the large volume of global pilot projects, many policy makers lack the technical capacity to design, implement and extend successful Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) programs. The lack of consolidated project information makes it difficult for leaders to learn from and improve upon past projects. Failure to consolidate and distribute lessons learned across regions and sectors represents a significant constraint to international progress in clean energy and climate change mitigation efforts. Creating mechanisms to communicate and reach out to key stakeholders, intermediary organizations, and the public is therefore a key challenge.

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

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Dealmaker - Mexico

Region

South America

Service Area

Communication & Outreach

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Dealmaker - Mexico

Country

Mexico

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The objective  of this project was to increase the availability of energy-efficient and renewable energy equipment and services by fostering partnerships between Mexican and US and other foreign companies. IIEC conducted a detailed assessment of promising market sub-sectors for energy efficiency services and then identified interested US companies for possible tie-up  with potential Mexican partners.

With the Trust Fund for Electricity Savings (FIDE), IIEC  also promoted the development of an energy services industry in Mexico. Energy services companies (ESCOs) could (1) identify opportunities to save energy for their clients , (2) arrange for financing, (3)  implement the project, and  (4) guarantee the performance of the project over time. The development of a vibrant ESCO industry was projected to attract significant new investments in energy efficiency in Mexico.

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Project Title
Asian Climate Change Action Database (ACCAD)

Project Name

Asian Climate Change Action Database (ACCAD)

Name of Client

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Country

Southeast Asian countries

Project Location within country

 

Length of Project Assignment

Start Date

January 2012

Completion Date

October 2015

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
IIEC was contracted to design and develop the ASEAN Climate Change Action Database (ACCAD) system for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as part of the activities of the Southeast Asia Network of Climate Change (SEAN-CC) and its focal points. ACCAD is aimed at supporting the Integrated Analysis and Development of Framework Policies for Low Emissions and Climate Change Resilient Development in the region. ACCAD will facilitate and support the key stakeholders in making sound policy, technology and investment choices that lead to a reduction in greenhouse gases emissions; and potential co-benefits by sharing the necessary information on resource potentials pertaining to CC actions in ASEAN.  ACCAD is designed to compile information pertaining to CC actions, including but not limited to, legislative and/or regulatory frameworks, status of CC action projects, outcomes and impacts, with highly relevant resource projects, case studies, best practices and tools in ASEAN region.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  1. Review of Existing Databases on CC Actions
  2. Needs Assessment
  3. Design & Development of the ACCAD System Prototype
  4. Final System Modification
  5. Management of Database Population
  6. System Management and Maintenance
  7. Preparation of System Manual and Project Conclusion
  8. Research & Compilation of Data
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Energy Efficient Lighting and Pumping: Implementation and Financing Solutions

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Energy Efficient Lighting and Pumping: Implementation and Financing Solutions

Name of Client

UNEP

Country

South and Southeast Asian countries

Project Location within country

nationwide

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

June 2014

Completion Date

November 2014

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:

The project is part of the partnership between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and co-funding from the governments of Japan, Republic of Korea, Denmark, and Finland, and VITO-Flemish Institute for Technological Research NV, to pilot a climate technology finance center in Manila, managed by ADB, and a climate technology network secretariat in Bangkok, managed by UNEP.  These pilot institutions directly address key barriers to climate technology transfer and deployment in Asia and the Pacific. 

The objective is to be pursued through the development of Implementation Manuals/toolkits to support the preparation and implementation of street lighting, domestic lighting, and agriculture pumping related projects in developing countries, using performance contracting and other public-private partnerships –based delivery approaches which would include policy interventions and financing tools.  This will be useful for assessing options and drafting practical solutions for scaling up implementation.  The toolkits are expected to support stakeholders including industry players (equipment suppliers and energy service providers), electricity utilities, regulators, financing institutions and policymakers in the design and implementation of effective solutions for street lighting, residential lighting, and agriculture pumping technologies.  The models developed would be targeting developing economies and specifically targeted to the south and southeast Asian countries.  The targeted technologies are LED lighting for households.  High efficiency LED lamp modules for street lighting and high-efficiency irrigation water pumps for the agricultural sector.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

IIEC is tasked to develop financing and policy models to facilitate wider dissemination and large scale adoption of energy-efficient technologies in the residential lighting, commercial/street lighting and agriculture water pumping sectors. The three areas covered under the project include (1) Energy Efficient Street Lighting; (2) Energy Efficient Residential Lighting; and (3) Energy Efficient Agricultural Pump.  Scope of services include:

  • Organize a project kick-off meeting to discuss all issues related to the preparation of the manual/models and prepare a detailed work plan
  • Data collection and review to develop the manuals /models
  • Design and development of the three distinct implementation Manual Outlines for (1) Energy Efficient Street Lighting; (2) Energy Efficient Residential Lighting; and (3) Energy Efficient Agricultural Pump
  • Preparation of the Implementation Manuals
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Virtual Trade Show (VTS) - Worldwide

Region

 Regional & Global

Service Area

Communication & Outreach

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Virtual Trade Show (VTS) - Worldwide

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The  objectives of this project were: (1)  to establish a web-based tradeshow for businesses that offer energy efficiency technologies, products and services to customers and  (2) to create an information/knowledge library containing energy efficiency technologies for processes, energy efficiency products and services and successful energy-efficiency investment case studies.
The information/knowledge library would be searchable by web-based search engine through the web-based tradeshow. Visitors could  freely search, inquire and discuss their requirement with particular suppliers and experts. They could get information on how to  reduce energy consumption in their factory, which technologies to focus on as they develop the project concept, and how well these technologies would work for them.

Various publications and reports available at IIEC provided information on relevant technologies and supporting case studies.  These served as  the primary information source for the  virtual trade show prior to the transformation of all information  into a concise user-friendly format  accessible through the web.

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Project Title
Clean Commute Information Centre

Region

Africa

Service Area

Communication & Outreach

Project Title

Clean Commute – Transport Reduction Program

Country

South Africa

Client

 

Project Funding Agency

CSIR and US EPA

Project Duration

Start Date

1997

Scheduled Completion

1998

Project Description and Summary of Services

 

 

 

 

 

IIEC and the Department of Minerals and Energy jointly launched a transport reduction program known as the Clean Commute (the SeSotho name is “Leeto le Phepa”). The Clean Commute initiative featured innovative mechanisms such as car-pooling and van-pooling schemes as well as flexible work hours and tele-commuting options to reduce the impact of single-occupancy vehicles on South Africa’s increasingly grid-locked roads.

The Clean Commute was initially being pilot tested in Kyalami Business Park in Midrand. IIEC worked closely with Midrand Transport Association and the mini-bus taxi industry. Under this project IIEC also co-hosted a one-week Sustainable Transport Study Tour to the Netherlands for South Africa’s Parliamentary Transport Study Group and other key transport officials. The study tour resulted in a ten-point set of recommendations for sustainable transport activities in South Africa. Furthermore, IIEC and its partner MidTran developed a business plan for a Commuter Information Centre in Midrand.

The Centre would offer information on park-and-ride opportunities, existing public transportation routes, schedules and fees, and in general promote public transport and non-motorized transportation for residents, workers, shoppers, business travelers and tourists. The project was jointly funded by US EPA, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa and the Department of Minerals and Energy.

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