Low carbon and Climate Resilient Industrial Development in Africa - Regional Dissemination Workshop
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Kenya National Cleaner Production Center (KNCPC) organized a Regional Dissemination Workshop from 19-21 March in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of the 'Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Industrial Development in Africa' project implemented in Egypt, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa with funds from the Government of Japan. The purpose of the Workshop was to share experiences and lessons learned among key stakeholders of the project. NCPCs and beneficiary companies from each of the four countries presented the outcomes and benefits of adopting technologies to become climate resilient while the respective Japanese technology suppliers provided an overview of the technologies used. Representatives from ITPO Tokyo office and JETRO Nairobi office introduced their activities how they can help to connect business between Japan and Africa.A factory visit offered participants the opportunity to observe and discuss engineering challenges from the implementation process of such technologies.
|Country||Candidate factories||Technology (provider)|
|Frozena (Potato fries)||Refrigeration system with heat recovery|
|Blueskies (Fruits processing)||PV panels|
|Kenya||KTDA Kiamokama Tea Factory||Efficient air blower with module (Taiyo Electric)|
|3 Milling / 1 Fruits processing||Energy efficient dryers|
|Sir Fruit (Fruit Juice)||Refrigeration system with heat recovery (Mayekawa)|
About the project:
The impacts of climate change are already affecting people and ecosystems. Meeting the climate challenge requires industries and institutions - both public and private - to be able to assess and understand climate change as well as to design and implement adequate policies and work towards resource efficient societies and low emission growth.
UNIDO works together with the Government of Japan and in partnership with National Cleaner Production Centers (NCPCs) to increase awareness and demonstrate the opportunities and benefits of low carbon and climate resilient development in productive industries in Egypt, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa. This is done, among others, through the promotion and introduction of green industry policy instruments and of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) practices and techniques.
UNIDO is assisting Egypt, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa to develop and implement climate resilient solutions by enabling the transfer, deployment and scaling-up of appropriate technical solutions in the areas of resource efficiency, cleaner production and waste and effluent management. The project consists of three components:
- Government action: Vulnerability of the industry to climate change is assessed and relevant national policies and strategies are reviewed to propose an action plan to assist the implementation and operationalization of existing policies.
- Green Industry Policy Pilots: Technical assessments are conducted at selected enterprises to explore the needs and opportunities of low carbon and climate resilient industrial development.
- Partnership: Demonstration projects are prepared and information dissemination events are held to promote application of Green Industry to achieve low carbon and climate resilient industrial development. Such projects and events are also intended to foster partnership at government and business levels by raising awareness and exchanging of information. As a follow-up of Yokohama Declaration 2013, it is encourage to establish Japan-Africa business partnership, in collaboration with the ITPO Tokyo office, through the project activities.
Find out more about the project here.
Find out more about low carbon and climate resilient industrial development here.