The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) of the Government of India is implementing a GEF-6 funded project on sustainable cities. The overall objective of the GEF-UNIDO-MoUD project is to integrate sustainability strategies into urban planning and management. The overall objective of the GEF-UNIDO-MoUD project is to integrate sustainability strategies into urban planning and management. The broader objective of this activity is to achieve the goals of ongoing city-related government projects of sustainable cities.
IIEC-India had been commissioned as a lead organizer and technical consultant by the World Bank Group and the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to deliver the South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) Program in Energy Efficiency, a five-day knowledge exchange program in June in New Delhi, India. The program was designed as a collaborative platform to provide opportunities to South Asia Region countries for knowledge exchange and learning in order to enhance their capacity to deliver energy efficiency (EE) and Demand Side Management (DSM) programs. Forty energy efficiency practitioners from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cote d’Ivoire, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Morocco, Kenya, Mauritius, Korea, and India participated in the program.
The program was organized by the World Bank and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), India in collaboration with Korea Energy Agency (KEA) and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), India with support from the Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility (KWPF). IIEC was tasked to: 1) Design of Knowledge Exchange Program; 2) Selection of Participants & Final Visit Program; 3) Completion of the Logistics arrangements for travel, lodging, and boarding of participants from South Asian countries and from South Korea; 4) Conducting the Entire Knowledge Exchange Program, and 5) Design and Writing of Final Report. Funding Agency/Client: The World Bank.
This project aimed to facilitate a knowledge exchange program for Vietnam in the area of energy efficiency (EE) policies, programs, financing, and implementation by primarily drawing upon India’s experience and leadership in the area of EE and Demand Side Management (DSM).