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Methodology for Mainstreaming Appropriate Green Technology Initiatives in Rural Areas of the Arab Region

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Theme: 
25
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26
February
2015
Location: 
Beirut



Within the context of its work on sustainable energy the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia organized a two-day expert group meeting (EGM) on "Methodology for Mainstreaming Appropriate Green Technology Initiatives in Rural Areas of the Arab Region" on 25-26 February 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon.

The expert group meeting was organized and implemented by the Sustainable Development Policies Division (SDPD) in collaboration with the Technology for Development Division (TDD)/ESCWA Technology Center (ETC), with a focus on building the capacity of rural development practitioners and policy makers to promote access to modern energy services in the ESCWA rural communities.
It aimed to assess capacity building needs of rural development practitioners and policymakers to enhance their role in promoting rural access to appropriate renewable energy technologies. It also aimed to identify criteria for formulating guidelines for capacity building activities targeting practitioners and policy makers, and enhancing knowledge exchange among concerned stakeholders.