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Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP)


Period
2011 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
UNIDO

African partners
Government, Private sector

Names of African partners involved
SMEs

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
GEF, UNIDO, WWF

Geographical scope
Country

Countries where active
Morocco, South Africa

Sectors
Renewables, Energy Efficiency

Sub Sectors (Electricity)

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Policy support / institution building, Skill development / training

Gender focus
No

Climate focus
Yes

Type of financing
Grant

Main objectives
The Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) for SMEs is a far-reaching programme that leverages the power of entrepreneurship to address our most challenging energy, environmental and economic problems. Through fostering innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems, UNIDO and GEF seek to promote affordable and scalable solutions enabling our partner countries to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies.

Main activities
The GCIP promotes an innovation and entrepreneur ecosystem by identifying and nurturing cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs; by building capacity within national institutions and partner organizations for the sustainable implementation of the cleantech ecosystem and accelerator approach; and by supporting and working with national policy makers to strengthen the supportive policy framework for SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Comments

Sources
https://www.unido.org/our-focus/safeguarding-environment/clean-energy-access-productive-use/climate-policies-and-networks/global-cleantech-innovation-programme

Contact information
Takeshi Nagasawa, UNIDO Senior Programme Management Expert T.Nagasawa@unido.org

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