Presentation on theme: "Enhancing Capacity For Integrated Assessment and Planning for Sustainable Development in Kenya: The Case of the Global Village Partnerships Energy Poverty."— Presentation transcript:
Enhancing Capacity For Integrated Assessment and Planning for Sustainable Development in Kenya: The Case of the Global Village Partnerships Energy Poverty Reduction Plan UNEP Initiative on Capacity Building for Integrated Assessment and Planning for Sustainable Development- Mid term Review meeting Geneva, February 16-17, 2005
Outline of Presentation Description of the Project Process Overview of Main Issues Covered by GVEP Status of the GVEP Stakeholders Involvement in the Preparation of the GVEP Challenges Key Economic, Social and Environmental Issues Planned Activities and Next Steps
Description of the Project Process The GVEP initiative was launched in 2002 at the World Summit, in Johannesburg. Brings together developing and developed country governments, public and private organizations, multilateral institutions and consumers to tackle the issues of energy access and poverty reduction. Goal of GVEP in Kenya is to enhance access to modern energy while improving social economic development and reduce poverty. Subject GVEP to IAP to identify key weaknesses Mainstream IAP into our other planning processes possibly at the national level-ERS
Description of the Project Process-cont. GVEP seeks to make crucial linkages between energy, on one hand and productive, social and consumptive applications in non energy sectors of priority. Sectors: Agriculture; Education, Health, SMEs, Telecommunication, Water etc. IAP is a partnership between diverse membership from Government of Kenya, Business community, civil society, and other national stakeholders The Enhancing Capacity Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Project is aimed at: enhancing the planning capacity of the government of Kenya- Through the development and widespread use of IAP approach
Overview of Main Issues Covered by GVEP Access to modern energy service while improving economic and social development, the quality of life and services, and reducing poverty. Promote the use of environmentally sound technology options in a range of rural, peri-urban and urban areas where energy access is lacking Increase use of renewable energy resources-thro efficient production and use of energy, greater reliance on advanced energy technologies Facilitate policy and market regulatory frameworks that create the economic, social and institutional conditions to improve access
Overview of Main Issues Covered by GVEP- Cont. Enhance human and institutional capacity in the delivery of energy services. Engage in the Partnership without discrimination with respect to race, religion or gender. Ensure that Partnership activities are effectively integrated and coordinated with related activities at the local, national, regional or global levels, including programs implemented by partner organizations, host country governments and other partnerships.
Status of the IAP-GVEP Formal commitments-contracts made-(UNDP, GOK, KIPPRA, Consultant) Steering committee formed Literature review-Dev. concept paper (KIPPRA- Consultant). First stakeholders workshop will be held in March 2005 The project will be completed in the next 10 months.
Stakeholders Involvement (Proposed) Government Ministries(Planning and Nat. Dev., Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Government Agencies (NEMA, ERB, KEBS). Research Institutes (KIPPRA, IPAR, Queconsult, IDS etc). Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) NGOs (ITDG, ESD Africa, and others). Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)-Informal Sector, and Community Based Organizations-Numerous-to represent the marginalized groups. formation of steering committee; Stakeholders workshops
Challenges Most energy projections in Kenya have relied on historical data and not actual demand. Projections that have been used in energy planning have also failed to include conservation and efficiency targets, and effects of technological development. Indicative planning models on energy and GDP used in Kenya are inappropriate-as they are based on modes from developed countries with very different energy-GDP interactions.
Key Economic, Social and Environmental Issues Main Streaming MDGs in our Development plans and the ERS thro. Integrated Energy Planning Gender Mainstreaming-free primary education for all Climate change-done HIV/AIDS Energy conservation and efficiency Human resource development and capacity building Energy pricing-economic instruments project Legal and regulatory frameworks Environment, Health and safety Research and development
Planned Activities and Next Steps Complete background papers: Review of the impact of trade on energy, environment, sustainable development and poverty Inter-linkage between trade, sustainable energy, development and poverty in Kenya Planning process in Kenya. Review of selected strategic planning process and identify gaps/weakness
Planned Activities and Next Steps-Cont. A national stakeholders workshop to review mid term progress ( March 2005) Documentation of results, lessons learned and preparation of policy package (April) Final stakeholders workshop to present the results to a multi- sectoral audience and to launch the Kenya tool kit (Proposed time-July) UNDP proposal for Training and capacity building (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda)