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1 Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, 18 September 2013

2  Institutional cooperation must happen  RECs and countries to develop a knowledge sharing mechanisms for lessons learned  Address lack of statistical data – a barrier to planning  Design of BETs involving end users, encourage ownership and uptake of technologies  Policies should be made with full involvement of intended beneficiaries  Strategies for forest management – ownership to communities

3  Africa needs to move up from strenuous wood harvesting and use to more modern practices  All 1 st Gen techs available – no need to re-invent the wheel  With modular technologies available for bioethanol & biodiesel, initial investment outlay can be small & can grow with feedstock availability  Feedstock with low inputs to be promoted to increase participation in bioenergy industry  R&D to on efficient BETs, sustainable harvesting of forestry, feedstock with low inputs, efficient feedstock mgmnt & markets for bioenergy products and co-products  Build capacity for governments, industry, consumers, universities/education institutions, NGOs and RECs

4  Tool NOT prescriptive but enables countries to make better and informed choices about policy directions  Tool for managing risks and benefits  Production cost varies from feedstock, business model etc., but some more expensive options may lead to desirable co-benefits – up to the country to make choice as to the best models depending on its developmental objectives  Energy insecurity causes Food insecurity – Complex Interaction btn Energy and Food  Training for using the BEFS tool in countries

5  Gender equity as part of the policy objectives in bioenergy development – in bioenergy in strategy and policy development, implementation, and monitoring  Apply a gender lens to bioenergy development (or in the value  Involve end users in design of technologies  Education and Training – change behavioral patterns, skill development, etc.  Special Support Schemes (finance, capacity building) for women to run bioenergy business  Land rights – review of laws/ability  Develop a monitoring strategy to constantly review gender sensitive PAMs


7  There are many actions that can be taken to mainstream ABF&PG as proposed in the Framework  There are existing initiatives at international, continental, regional & country levels  To build track record – mainstreaming should commence with “low-hanging fruits” – dovetail & compliment existing initiatives  Important to have progress by end of 2014

8 Expected Accomplishment 1: Formal Launching of the African Bioenergy Framework and Policy Guidelines

9  Finalization of editing and lay-outing  Printing of copies  Formal launch by the AUC Chairperson, HE Dr Nkosazana Zuma and ECA Executive Secretary & UN Under Secretary, Dr Carlos Lopez  Posting of the Framework to UN and AU websites  Frameowork will be distributed to all AU member countries and RECs Timeframe (October 2013)

10 Expected accomplishment 2: Bioenergy policies, measures and actions are gender sensitive and there is equity in the production, distribution and use of bioenergy technologies

11  UN ECA to hire a consultant to consult with gender focal points in organizations “Stocktaking”  Develop rough outlines of potential case studies  Use value chain approach to define roles in bioenergy  Use both as background for a workshop.  AU/ECA to organize a workshop to: ◦ refine the case studies, ◦ make recommendations on good practices, ◦ develop indicators for mainstreaming gender in bioenergy development. Timeline: Sep-Dec 2013

12 Expected accomplishment 3: Ensuring that Bioenergy Policies, Measures & Actions are sustainable and contribute to Africa’s development goals by supporting countries to apply different tools, from DST to BEFS, mapping to GBEP indicators

13 Mapping/assessment of sustainable bioenergy potentials: ◦ NPCA take lead in process of stocktaking of mapping done in Africa. Build on experiences with mapping (incl. AEEP. UNEP, FAO, IRENA, Brazil. ◦ Methodology adjustments for the region, if needed ◦ UN ECA to support a few countries to undertake  GBEP indicators: Understand data gaps! Work with AFREC on the data situation  DST, BEFS, GBEP indicators: Train the trainers. ECA to provide technical support  Define Sustainability STDs suited to African context  Take note of GBEP Bioenergy Week in Mozambique to facilitate info sharing/exchange of good practices Timelines (2014-2015)

14 Expected accomplishment 4: Ensure there is regional cooperation in bioenergy development especially in the areas of technology development, R&D and trade

15  Flesh out & concretize areas for regional cooperation – Technologies/feedstock types, R&D, infrastructure, trade, watershed/landscape level policies  Make use of Africa-EU Energy Partnership and RE Cooperation program to support R&D in bioenergy  Make use of opportunities open by SE4ALL initiative through Africa SE4ALL Coordination Hub  AUC will take the lead to make use of available facilities to support bioenergy R&D Timeframe: 2014-2015

16 Expected accomplishment 5: Ensure there are adequate resources to finance pilot programs and projects that showcase the implementation of the African Bioenergy Framework and Policy Guidelines

17  Identify high priority bioenergy programs in Africa to be developed to bankable level  Organize investment roundtable to mobilize resources for programs implementation  Mobilize domestic resources to finance Bioenergy & ensure conducive environment for PSP  Setting up a special facility/instrument to fund project development and implementation  Explore opportunities for funding though e.g. Africa SE4All Coordination Hub; EU funds  NAMAs – Climate Change Funds, UNCCD, etc.  AUC/NPCA to take lead in fund mobilization Timeline: 2014-2015

18  AUC Commissioner to make countries’ ministers to appoint bioenergy (?) focal points  Focal point to facilitate the representation of the relevant ministry  Need to harmonize country's energy focal points – danger of having too many focal points in one country who don’t speak to one another  Choose focal RE points as determined by the country’s specific situation  Ensure participation of NGOs/civil society to meetings – source funding for them

19  Ensure that funds reach the intended beneficiaries – not only at gvt level

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