Green Retail Project Commences in India
In the First Partners Meeting ASSIST officially launched a 4-year EU-funded project called “Green Retail” in India Habitat Center, New Delhi on February 4 and 5, 2013.
Auto Sustain Project in Full Swing in India
To raise awareness among the perspective stakeholders of Auto Sustain project, ASSIST gathered CEO Forum III at the Westin Hotel in Pune on February 13, 2013, followed by a series of training workshops in Chennai and Bangalore later in March.
Project SHARE Sets Solar Dryers in Cambodia
Together with Bayer and Silapakorn University Thailand, ASSIST conducted a series of visits around Cambodia in preparation for the installation of solar drying facilities within the project SHARE (Sustainable, Hygienic, And Resource Efficient Solar Dryers for Cambodians) on December 12-14, 2012 and February 14-25, 2013.
ASSIST Strengthens Network in Germany and South Africa
ASSIST Mekong Region Director, Aru David, and ASSIST Partners & Network Manager, Matthias Wichmann, explored partnership opportunities in Germany on February 5-7, 2013, after which Matthias proceeded with a business trip to South Africa.
PPP Project CoFFEE Kicks off in Surigao del Sur
Government officials, coffee farmers, media representatives, and project proponents Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI) and ASSIST convened at the municipal gym of Tagbina in Surigao del Sur on February 27, 2013 for the launching of DEG-supported project CoFFEE (Coffee Technologies and Funds to Fuel Economic Empowerment of a Community in Mindanao).
UPscaling Sustainability, Competence and Leadership in Energy Excellence
Recognized as the fifth largest economy in Africa, Morocco is also the largest energy importer in North Africa, with 97% of energy supply coming from outside sources. Hence, the expected expansion of the economy would exacerbate the risks to the country’s energy security situation.
3E Morocco is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project that aims to promote energy efficiency among energy intensive industries in Morocco. The project features awareness-raising among various stakeholders, policy dialogue, best practices sharing, development of energy consumption standards for energy-intensive industries, training programs on energy management, and creation of a local pool of energy efficiency champions through the introduction of certification programs.