Competence Platform on Energy Crop and Agroforestry Systems for Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems – Africa
The objective of this Competence Platform on Energy Crop and Agroforestry Systems for Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems- Africa (COMPETE) is to stimulate bioenergy implementation in arid and semi-arid regions in Africa. COMPETE will establish a platform for policy dialogue and capacity building in the major multi- and bi-lateral funding organisations and key stakeholders throughout the bioenergy provision and supply chains.
The main objective of COMPETE is to identify pathways for the provision of bioenergy, which will:
- improve the quality of life for the inhabitants e.g. poverty alleviation, value added activities, alternative means of income generation and providing options to reduce vulnerability whilst, in parallel;
- aid the preservation of the critical functions of arid and semi-arid regions in Africa as intact ecosystems e.g. maintaining biodiversity and providing ecosystem services, and;
- enhance the equitable exchange of knowledge between EU and developing countries in this critical area of activity
?The COMPETE Consortium consists of 44 partners from 5 continents. The Coordinator is WIP, www.wip-munich.de
To download the COMPETE Newsletter Issue 1 (June 2007) please click here.
For more info please visit the project website: www.compete-bioafrica.net/.??
The COMPETE project is registered as an Official Partnership of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development. To view the entry on the database please follow the link below.