The Human Dynamics implemented projects Support Programme for Infrastructure Sector Strategies and Alternative Financing (SISSAF) and Cleaner Energy-Saving Mediterranean Cities (CES-MED) have been nominated to compete for the 2015 Energy Ambassador Awards of the Beirut Energy Forum.
The award winners will be announced during the 6th Beirut Energy Forum, 9-11 Sept 2015, Lebanon, held under the high patronage of H.E. Mr Arthur Nazarian, Minister of Energy and Water, Lebanon. The BEF is of the most reputable and professional energy events in the Middle East specifically dedicated to sustainable energy issues and projects, and pushing forward developments in the energy sector: energy efficiency, renewable energy and green buildings. In 2015, BEF goes international.
The BEF Energy Ambassador Awards honour the efforts of institutions and people in improving environmental efficiencies and implementing technological advances, financing and renewable energy projects, that display commitment to sustainable and forward-thinking solutions. The award includes four categories: Lebanese individual, Lebanese private company, Lebanese NGO/public institution/not-for-profit institution; and regional or international individual or company.
Our SISSAF and SEC-MED projects will have extensive and active role in the 6th BEF beyond the awards ceremony.
Session 11 of of the 2015 BEF will focus on EU tools to support sustainable energy in Lebanon. Here, Me Ivan Davidov, SISSAF Project Director and Joint Head of Implementation at Human Dynamics, will present on support to Lebanese Infrastructure sectors through SISSAF. The Session will be moderated by Ms Nada Boustany, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Energy and Water, Lebanon.
Session 10 of of the 2015 BEF is organised in partnership with the project Cleaner Energy-Saving Mediterranean Cities (CES-MED). This will focus on the role of municipalities in the development of energy efficiency. The session will be moderated by Mr Serge Yazigi, Local and Municipal Development Expert, Mashreq Region, CES-MED. CES-MED's Team Leader, Mr Naguib Amin, will present on "CES-MED: Main Findings and National Recommendation Report to Support Sustainable Energy in Lebanon” — including on the role of SEAPs.
The CES-MED project team will present at the 2015 BEF the upcoming first edition of CES-MED’s newsletter on Lebanon (in English and Arabic). CES-MED's communication strategy includes two types of newsletters developed for each of the eight countries covered by the project (Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt). The first includes highlights on quick facts for the preparation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs), national insights with recommendations from the National Coordination Groups (NCGs), a success story within the selected municipalities in each coountry, and interviews with mayors from the cities and municipalities affiliated with CES-MED. The second is more technical, exploring the SEAP approach and the Citizens Awareness Promotion Plans (CAPPs). The newsletters are meant to be distributed among sustainable energy practitioners and general audiences to promote and raise awareness on the project activities delivered on national level and local level in countries covered by the project.