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The Network: 

The Network Prof Ogunlade R Davidson Faculty of Engineering University of Sierra Leone ogunlade@sierratel.sl Presentation at the Global forum for Sustainable Energy 18-20, February 2004 Vienna, Austria

Aims & Strategy: 

Aims & Strategy Aims Promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation through the provision of the environmentally sound provision of energy services. Achieving these aims, the Network promotes: information exchange; learning, analysis and study; policy support; capacity building; and advocacy, with a focus on issues of concern to developing countries.

Network Approach: 

Network Approach GNESD Structure: Current Work Groups: Energy Access I & II, RETs Assembly 22 November formally approved the Structure of GNESD

Current situation A Global Network = Strength : 

Current situation A Global Network = Strength Centres of Excellence: Original New by 22 November 2003 AIT (Thailand) - NREL (USA) AFREPREN (Kenya) - SEI-B (USA) EDRC (South Africa) - UNEP Riso Centre (Denmark) ENDA-TM (Senegal) - ECN (Netherlands) ERI (China) - LEPII-EPE (France) Fundación Bariloche (Argentina) - Energy Research Group (ERG) at the TERI (India) American University of Beirut, (Lebanon) The University of São Paulo (IEE/USP) - Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ), Japan and the Federal University of - IIIEE, (Sweden) Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ (Brazil) - KFA Forschungszentrum Jülich, (Germany) - Fraunhofer Institute (Germany) - AEA Technology, Future Energy Solutions, (UK) - University of the South Pacific, (Fiji) - The University of the West Indies (Trinidad & Tobago) (Associated Centre) In addition 31 institutions and companies are affiliated to the Network as ”Network Partners”.

Global Steering Committee : 

Global Steering Committee GNESD Co-chairs O. Davidson, EDRC, USL, Sierra Leone, T. B. Johansson, IIIEE, Sweden Centre representatives from Africa, Asia and Latin America D. Bouille, FB, Argentina Z. Dadi, ERI, China J. Goldemberg, IEE/USP, Brazil S. Karekezi, AFREPREN, Kenya A. R. Sihag, TERI, India Y. Sokona, ENDA, Senegal Centre representatives from OECD countries O. Blanchard, LEPII-EPE Université Pierre Mendès, France C. Heaps, SEI-B Tellus Institute, USA Donor government representatives S. Schmitz, BMZ, Germany M. Takada, UNDP, UN UNEP, ex officio, non-voting member M. Radka, UNEP, France

Cross initiative coordination: 

GNESD is very interested in cooperation with related Type II initiatives. Discussions with GVEP, REEEP and EUEI GNESD outputs suitable as inputs for other initiatives Cross initiative coordination For example: Policy recommendations Technology / Implementation / Installation

”Energy Access I” theme March 03 – December 03: 

”Energy Access I” theme March 03 – December 03 Primary objective of the Working Group (WG) on “Energy Access” is to respond to the following two key questions:   Have previous energy policy reforms addressed the “energy access” challenge facing the poor or have the reforms actually contributed to the growing problem of inadequate energy services for the poor in the developing world?   Based on rigorous analysis, which are the proven and robust policy options that would lead to improved, cleaner and more sustainable energy services for the poor in developing countries?  

Operation of Access 1 : 

Operation of Access 1 A sub-regional perspective covering all developing regions Focus on electricity provision – grid and off-grid systems and Renewable Energy systems Reliance on common methodology and empirical evidence Centres largely assess one reform option

Status of Energy Access 1 Outputs: 

Eight Individual reports spanning three continents investigating energy reform options for energy access for the poor almost finalized. One already online Synthesis Report, finalized soon. Policy Summary now online Newsletters & Fliers produced. Issue #2 under way Finalized Reports available in full length: www.gnesd.org Status of Energy Access 1 Outputs

Initial findings and recommendations - selected examples- 1: 

Initial findings and recommendations - selected examples- 1 Lack of reliable trend data sets on electricity use by the poor - indication of past limited policy interest on the poor Power sector reforms had adverse or neutral impacts on the poor (Brazil, India, Argentina, Peru, El Salvador, Kenya and Uganda) Several power sector reforms are successful: Thailand, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, S. Africa, Philippines) and slight improvement in Senegal and Mali. Minor successes in China. Power sector reforms need an explicit pro-poor dimension otherwise electrification of the poor will be negligible

Initial findings and recommendations - selected examples- 11: 

Initial findings and recommendations - selected examples- 11 Need to protect (ring-fence) financing for electrification of the poor A strong internal commitment Sequencing of reforms: Preferably electrify the poor first, then privatization later (or in parallel) If possible, ensure that the poor are represented in key decision making bodies Findings in line with results of parallel & broader assessments on public benefits of reforms

Future developments: ”Energy Access II” theme Dec. 03 – Aug. 04 : 

Future developments: ”Energy Access II” theme Dec. 03 – Aug. 04 Objective: Preparation of a journal articles based on Phase I reports Compilation of key data sets on electrification of the poor in the respective sub-regions. Preparation of brief sub-regional conference/workshop paper that builds on the above data sets and Phase I reports for presentation at the 2004 German Renewable Energy Conference (or associated GNESD parallel event).

UNDP – under Phase II: 

UNDP – under Phase II UNDP will fund US$10,000 to each Center. Tasks: Identify key centers/experts/policymakers at national level, and involve them in consultation Map out Key national policy making process (PRSP, Energy Policy, etc) Strategize and conduct national policy engagement with Decision-makers Civil society Provide lessons learned

Future developments: ”RETs” theme Dec. 03 – Aug. 04 : 

Future developments: ”RETs” theme Dec. 03 – Aug. 04 Working Group on Renewable Energy Technologies launched 2004. Theme coordinator: Fundación Bariloche. Main objective: Provision of concrete policy guidance contributing effectively towards overcoming previously identified barriers for RETs and other subtle obstacles acting behind them. Outputs: Initial assessment report on renewable energies and selected case studies. Analysis of policy options and factors which limit implementation and success of RETs. Workshop proceedings. Final Report with policy options guide and dialogue process engagement strategies.


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