The Activity Group 3 "Study tour for capacity building and training"

The Activity Group 3 "Study tour for capacity building and training" led by Brazil, was established in November 2011. The main objective is to help fostering sustainable biomass and biofuels deployment, particularly in developing countries where biomass use is prevalent. It consists of short courses with specific themes of sustainable production and use of bioenergy where effective policy frameworks may be discussed, taking into account the 24 indicators approved by GBEP. The courses aim at fostering exchange of information, skills and technologies through bilateral and multilateral collaboration.


EVENTS

Fifth Bioenergy Week - Accra (Ghana), 22-24 June 2017

2017 edition of the GBEP Bioenergy Week is organized in West Africa, in cooperation with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), to foster discussion and exchange of experiences and skills that have been proven to showcase the practicality of sustainable bioenergy services and to support its accelerated implementation in Africa, in particular in the ECOWAS region. It will serve as an avenue for establishing cooperation between member states and established institutions for increasing the provision of sustainable energy services.

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Fourth Bioenergy Week - Budapest (Hungary), 21-24 June 2016

After Brazil in 2013, Mozambique in 2014 and Indonesia in 2015, AG3 carried on its mission of fostering exchange of information, skills and technologies on modern bioenergy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The Budapest event allowed having the opportunity to learn from positive experiences in the sustainable production and use of bioenergy that could guide the design and implementation of bioenergy policies in the interested region. Furthermore it provided the opportunity to continue a dialogue with the Eastern Europe and Central Asia private sector and stakeholders on ways to improve mutual cooperation towards a more sustainable production and use of bioenergy.

Working documents and outcomes

Third Bioenergy Week - Medan (Indonesia), 25-29 May 2015

After Brazil in 2013 and Mozambique in 2014, AG3 carried on its mission of fostering exchange of information, skills and technologies on modern bioenergy in the Asian continent. The Medan event allowed having the opportunity to learn from positive experiences in the sustainable production and use of bioenergy that could guide the design and implementation of bioenergy policies in the interested countries. Furthermore it provided the opportunity to continue a dialogue with the Asian private sector and stakeholders on ways to improve mutual cooperation towards a more sustainable production and use of bioenergy.

Working documents and outcomes

Second Bioenergy Week - Maputo (Mozambique), 5-9 May 2014

As a follow up to the 1st GBEP Bioenergy Week held in 2013 in Brazil, the event aimed at discussing on specific sustainability themes that are of key interest for Africa like regulatory and policy frameworks for bioenergy, food security and bioenergy, family farmers integration in the bioenergy value chain, and sustainable modern biomass energy development. It provided the opportunity to learn from positive experiences in the sustainable production and use of bioenergy that could guide the design and implementation of bioenergy policies in the interested countries. Moreover, it allowed continuing a dialogue with the African private sector and stakeholders on ways to improve mutual cooperation towards a more sustainable production and use of bioenergy. The event put a special emphasis was given to the means to combine sustainability requirements in bioenergy policy development, business interests and funding opportunities.

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Study Tour for Capacity Building "Bioenergy Week" - Brasilia (Brazil), 18-23 March 2013

The Bioenergy Week was organized with the support of the Government of Brazil, the Government of the United States of America, and the Organization of American States (OAS). It aimed at fostering sustainable bioenergy deployment, particularly in developing countries where biomass use is prevalent. It  consisted of sessions with specific themes of sustainable production and use of bioenergy, where effective policy frameworks were discussed, taking into account the GBEP work on sustainability indicators. The event aimed at fostering exchange of information, experience, skills and technologies through bilateral and multilateral collaboration.

Working documents and outcomes


“Study tour for capacity building and training” - Rome (Italy), 15 November 2012.

The workshop intended to initiate an exchange of information on sustainable bioenergy experiences, in preparation of the first "Bioenergy week” to be held in Brasilia in March 2013. To this end, experts from Brazil and FAO were invited to share their experiences

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