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.
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.