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Partnerships

Pursuing key alliances to ensure effectiveness

Strong partnerships promise greater effectiveness and sustainability. They enable UNIDO to leverage resources and share its unique expertise. UNIDO will continue to improve its networks and alliances through strategic partnerships and cooperation in the field of energy policy.

A few examples of partnerships are as follows:

In line with the outcomes of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali in 2007, UNIDO acts as a co-convener on technology transfer. Together with the UNFCCC, UNIDO held a training of trainers workshop on preparing technology transfer projects for financing from 29 Sep. - 1 Oct. 2008 in Vienna.

UN-Energy aims to promote system-wide collaboration in the area of energy with a coherent and consistent approach since there is no single entity in the UN system that has primary responsibility for energy.

Together with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), UNIDO facilitates the Energy Efficiency Cluster of UN-Energy.

Together with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), UNIDO facilitates UN-Energy Africa with the task of undertaking and coordinating projects aimed at improving energy access in Africa.

Olav Kjorven, Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is the Vice Chair of UN-Energy.

Secretariat services for UN-Energy are provided by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). UNIDO shares its role a a co-convener on technology transfer with UN-DESA.

UN-Energy and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) secretariat join hands to support countries of West Africa in addressing their energy challenges.