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2010 Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Partnership Forum

18-19 March 2010 | Manila, Philippines
 
Daily web highlights
African Development Bank Group, ADB, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IDB, World Bank Group
Highlights for Friday, 19 March 2010

On Friday morning, participants at the 2010 CIF Partnership Forum covened in parallel sessions on the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and the Program Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP). In the afternoon, a symposium on climate science and technology was held, followed by reports back to plenary on the CIF program sessions. The closing plenary adjourned at 5:40 pm.
Participants broke into small group discussions to share experiences and lessons learned on alliances for transformational change and climate resilient development.
 
CIF Programme Sessions:
 
PILOT PROGRAM FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE:
 
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Habiba Gitay, World Bank
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Ilhomjon Rajabov, Tajikistan
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Neranda Maurice, St. Lucia
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Daniele Ponzi, ADB
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Kenzo Ikeda, Japan
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Joyce Yu, UNDP
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Essam Nada, civil society and NGO representative
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L-R: Ancha Srinivasan, ADB; Essam Nada, civil society and NGO representative; Michael Schwarz, Swiss Reinsurance Company Limited; Kenzo Ikeda, JICA and Joyce Yu, UNDP.
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PROGRAM FOR SCALING UP RENEWABLE ENERGY IN LOW INCOME COUNTRIES:
 
   
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L-R: The session was introduced by Brigitte Cuendet, Switzerland, with Anthony K. Ng'eno , Winafrique Technologies Limited, Kenya; Naceur Hammami, Advisor on Rural Energy to Minister of Energy, Rwanda; Elsia Paz, Honduran Renewable Energy Association for Small Scale Projects; Jesus Tamang, Department of Energy, the Philippines; Takao Shiraishi, Newjec. Co., Japan and Bart Edes, ADB
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Anthony K. Ng'eno , Winafrique Technologies Limited, Kenya
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Elsia Paz, Honduran Renewable Energy Association for Small Scale Projects.
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Jesus Tamang, Department of Energy, the Philippines.
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L-R: Panel addressing renewable energy financing with Georg Grüner, KfW Banking Group; Govind Raj Pokharel, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Nepal; Donald Morales, Nicaragua; Ambachew Fekadeneh Admassie, Ethiopia; and Bart Edes, ADB.
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Ambachew Fekadeneh Admassie, Ethiopia
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Govind Raj Pokharel, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Nepal
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Georg Grüner, KfW Banking Group
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UNEP SYMPOSIUM ON CLIMATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
 
   
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Kaveh Zahedi, Climate Change Coordinator, UNEP, opened the symposium on climate science and technology.

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L-R: David Skole, Michigan State University and Reiner Wassmann, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
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L-R: Thomas Kerr, International Energy Agency (IEA) and Amal-Lee Amin, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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CLOSING PLENARY:
 
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Co-Chair Katherine Sierra, World Bank
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Co-Chair Naderev Saño, the Philippines
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L-R: Patricia Bliss-Guest, World Bank; Claudio Alatorre, IDB; Co-Chair Naderev Saño, the Philippines; Co-Chair Katherine Sierra, World Bank; David McAuley, ADB; Joyce Thomas Peters, Grenada; and Jiwan Acharya, ADB.
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Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB, made closing remarks and thanked all forum participants.
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L-R: Co-Chair Naderev Saño with Co-Chair Katherine Sierra who adjourned the meeting at 5:40 pm.
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