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October 2002

Summary Report of the
"GEF-FAO Workshop on Productive Uses of Renewable Energy: Experience, Strategies, and Project Development"









This report is an overview of on an expert workshop held in Rome in June 2002 by the Global Environment Facility and FAO. The workshop addressed productive uses of renewable energy in developing countries; the 35 workshop participants came from development agencies, non-governmental organizations, private companies, research institutes, and universities in 15 countries. They shared their practical experience with productive use projects and formulated strategies and tools to help international project agencies prepare effective productive use projects. In the process they considered a range of issues, including priority applications, stakeholder participation, and project sustainability and replication. This report highlights some of the key results and messages from the workshop; a full workshop report is forthcoming.

Click here to go to the full summary report (pdf format - 33KB). The full report is now available.



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