IEPF Institut de l’énergie et de l’environnement de la Francophonie
In the framework of the Initiative francophone de partenariat pour le Mécanisme de Développement propre (IFP-MDP), the IEPF has provided member countries with assistance since 2005 by reinforcing their institutional and technical capabilities.
For 2008, the IEPF decided to support managers of MDP projects in four member countries (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Rwanda) by helping them prepare their project idea notes and descriptive documents. This activity will be carried out thanks to financial support from several of the Institut’s partners, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The first phase involves identifying projects to submit to the UNPD.
The IEPF also decided to help West African countries secure funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to heighten coherence, promote synergy and create a large impact. It is by facilitating optimal use of the resources available to the countries in the framework of a GEF resource allocation policy that these three goals can be reached. In order to prepare the countries’ project ideas, the IEPF is offering, with the help of GEF agencies and key partners/experts, to support the GEF’s focal points in elaborating project identification sheets (Pre-PIF) to submit to the GEF’s CEO.
The IEPF retained Econoler’s services to help carry out these two activities.
- Identifying three to four MDP projects per target country, preparing and submitting an information sheet that contains the data the UNDP needs to classify the projects.
- Developing at least three project sheets per country whose goals are in line with the GEF’s strategy with regard to climate change and promoting access to energy in West Africa.