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October 2003

GEF/FAO Workshop on Productive Uses of Renewable Energy: Experience, Strategies, and Project Development

FAO Headquarters
Rome, Italy
18 -20 June 2002

In June 2002, an expert workshop on the productive uses of renewable energy in developing countries was convened in Rome by the Global Environment Facility and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Thirty-five workshop participants came from development agencies, non-governmental organizations, private companies, research institutes, and universities in fifteen 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 synthesis and report summarizes the presentations and discussions. The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of all workshop participants or participating agencies. The co-organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Dutch government for preparation of the workshop and participant travel. And thanks are due to all workshop participants for their outstanding contributions and effort.

Further information can be obtained from Gustavo Best (FAO) or Christine Woerlen (GEF)

Click here to view the full report (pdf format - 258 KB) or here to see the Summary report.

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