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The Regional Sustainable Energy Center of Excellence
Description/achievement of initiative

Guided by the World Energy Council (WEC) www.worldenergy.org and the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) www.energy.gov.ng the Regional Sustainable Energy Center of Excellence (RSECE) www.rsece.org has worked to develop a consortium organization or cooperators of government, universities, for profit and not profit business as well as individuals for the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations deliberations. We consider all the goals to be of great importance, yet water and energy developments to be key factors for the success of the efforts by enabling those activities for further development.

Implementation methodologies

We do support Public - Private partnerships and other partnership methods. Stand alone projects are facilitated if they come to our desk. Other interaction with actors in other neighboring countries exist. Relationships with investors are another activity, for no project can be implemented without finance.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

The report from Nigeria that Agricultural Extension Agents fail to support thousands of small Farmers in their service territory has spawned a project in development to enhance the Extension Agents. We have suggested support via one path in the Youth Vocational Training for the Extension Agent Assistantcertificate program in cooperation with universities. This will the effort to extend knowledge and other supportive actions to the many non-served and under served Small Farmers. The program includes Data Links to satellite monitoring and weather services.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

We have gathered information for the knowledge based plans and proposals. These include monitoring and evaluation of existing situations and effectiveness monitoring plans that include Space Based, Aerial Based, on the Ground Based and Water Based information coordination. We have plans forYouth Vocational Training that is the logical extending from Basic Education for All. Skills that are marketable will be acquired by the Youth and a pathway for higher education is considered as well. RSECE has 27 universities in our consortium.Coordination with the Energy Commission of Nigeria is ongoing as is with suppliers of hardware, Finance methods are being evaluated such as export promoting ones from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation of the United States and other Foreign Direct Investment scenarios.We value the insight of the United Nations and cooperative agencies to the programs such as this that we are interacting in.


We are partnering with the government of Nigeria through several Ministries, Agencies, with Universities globally, for profit 'businesses and non profits through the consortium of the Regional Sustainable Energy Center of Excellence.
Progress reports
Goal 1
1.5 - By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
1.b - Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions
Goal 2
2.1 - By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
2.c - Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility
Goal 13
13.1 - Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
13.b - Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities

* Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international,
intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.
Goal 17
17.9 - Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation
17.15 - Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development

Multi-stakeholder partnerships
17.16 - Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
17.17 - Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Data, monitoring and accountability
PowerPoint presentation for Carbon Capture and Utilization in an Algae project
PowerPoint presentation for the Youth Vocational Training and Path to Higher Education Program
Staff / Technical expertise
Cooperative actions on project development has resulted. PowerPoint presentations are available.
In-kind contribution
One example is teaming with the National Algae Association (USA)
Other, please specify
Project implementations are occuring in a continued activity.

Basic information
Time-frame: 10/2014 - 10/2030
We are partnering with the government of Nigeria through several Ministries, Agencies, with Universities globally, for profit 'businesses and non profits through the consortium of the Regional Sustainable Energy Center of Excellence.
Contact information
Sidney Clouston, International Director, cloustonenergy@aol.com
United Nations