The aim of the backstopping and programme support provided by Skat in the pilot project of Rivne was to assist UNDP in the development, initiation and implementation of a community-based approach in energy efficiency through social mobilisation – an approach that involves capacity building measures as well as various legal, institutional and management aspects.
Name of Staff involved and functions performed:
Project Manager: Jürg Christen
Name of Client(s)
Description of the Project:
Ukraine’s high fossil fuel consumption contributes significantly to the production of high green house gas emissions. The project addressed key issues in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through large-scale improvements in energy efficiency in Ukraine’s communal heat supply sector.
The following results were aimed at: (1) Capacity building to create the basis for systematic energy efficiency activities at the local level; (2) An integrated approach of supply and demand-side improvements to achieve maximum fuel savings and emissions reduction; (3) Attraction of external investment resources for an energy efficiency program in a pilot city; (4) Project-specific replication measures including development of relevant procedures, guidelines, information materials and their dissemination, and public awareness-raising through the involvement of NGOs, in particular those concerned with environmental and energy efficiency problems.
Skat provided the following backstopping services through review missions:
Review concepts and assess their relevance in the prevailing context and assist in adjusting them; Provide support and advice in institutional and legal aspects;
Assist in the development of a model action plan for a pilot project. Define the interfaces, roles and responsibilities of all the actors involved; Monitor the results of the test programmes;
Assist in the selection of appropriate technologies and ensure quality control;
Assist in the development of capacity building measures for decision-makers (city and regional level) in community based approaches.