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Integrating civil, scientific and stakeholder knowledge towards African sustainable energy policy

Objective

Sustainable development is closely linked to the issues of Environment and Energy and their interdependencies. Sustainable economic growth and social development are only possible if secure, constant and equal access to energy sources is guaranteed. However, intensive energy use is likely to present serious implications for the environment and the climate. Especially in developing countries, promotion of sustainable energy options is necessary to tackle these challenges. In Africa, Civil Society Organisations (CSO) have been particularly active in addressing sustainable development and energy management within the last 15 years. While presenting important representatives for social needs and concerns, their effective impact on research policy agenda setting has however been considerably low yet. In line with the EU’s commitments to strengthening civil participation and to promoting a global approach to the issue of sustainable development, SustainergyNet aims at promoting the engagement of CSOs in Africa in the field of research policy agenda setting concerning sustainable and efficient energy management. In this perspective, the project will elaborate and suggest ways on how to encourage and facilitate the cooperation between CSOs and RTD performers. This will be based on the assessment of current settings and frameworks that already exist, the formulation of recommendations and best practices and the presentation of a specific facility (“CSO Involvement Net”) that shall support CSOs towards actively contributing to research and policy processes.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

ORGANISATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Address
Abt-karl Gasse 19/21
1180 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 169 109,22
Administrative Contact
Gregor Giersch (Mr.)

Participants (5)

GROUPE DE RECHERCHE ET D'ECHANGES TECHNOLOGIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 108 684,18
Address
Avenue De La Belle Gabrielle 45Bis
94130 Nogent Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rodolphe Carlier (Mr.)
OESTERREICHISCHES INSTITUT FUER INTERNATIONALE POLITIK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 48 150
Address
Operngasse 20 B
1040 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Otmar Höll (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 56 693,95
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sven Kreigenfeld (Mr.)
AFREPREN/FWD ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT NETWORK FOR AFRICA
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 111 900,60
Address
Elgeyo Marakwet Close, Kilimani
00100 GPO Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lugard Majoro (Mr.)
CAIRO UNIVERSITY
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 54 293,94
Address
Al Orman Guiza
12613 Giza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fatma Emara (Ms.)