Project Progress Report
(The progress report needs to be submitted once every 3/6 months of project
implementation – as agreed with the international secretariat)
1. Project Details
Project Title: Financing Cogeneration and Small-Hydro projects in the Sugar
and Tea Industry in East and Southern Africa.
REEEP Project Ref Code. 10501013
REEEP Theme (F/ P&R) Finance
Secretariat/Focal Point International REEEP Secretariat
Countries Covered Regional: Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
Date of Report April, 2007
Completed by: AFREPREN/FWD
Regional Secretariat to comment below (For REEEP use)
Comment on Project
2. REEEP International Secretariat (For REEEP use)
3. Project Summary
Overall Summary of The official start up date for the project was postponed to January
Project Progress 2007. However some of the project activities have been ongoing as
from July 2006 and include:
Consultations with sugar and tea industry stakeholders
Assessment of risks and challenges to financing RE&EE in the
agro industries (a report/article is currently being prepared on
Preparation of the mailing list of domestic and regional
investors and financiers is completed but regular updating is
The trampoline section of the website is already in use and
A project website will be developed in the next quarter.
4. Progress by Output/Outcomes
Output/outcomes Progress during Quarter /half-year Plan for Next Quarter/half-
(Include quantitative information and year
any problems or issues)
Reports and Short articles Regional report on financing of Finalise with the first draft by
RE&EE in the agro industries is June 2007.
being prepared and the 1st draft will
be ready by June 2007. When
complete, this report will be used to
produce the short articles.
The major challenge is availability
of up to date data and information
on financing of RE&EE. We have
contacted national experts to help
overcome this challenge
Training Workshop The training workshop is Developing the training
scheduled for November 2007. material based on the
We are in the process of assessment report.
developing the structure and
outline of the training workshop.
Meetings between Consultations have been ongoing Additional consultations
financiers and tea and and are linked to the UNEP/GEF will be undertaken during
sugar industry Small Hydro in Tea industry and this phase as it coincides
representatives Cogen for Africa projects. with the start of the Tea
and Cogen projects.
Project Website Information for creating the Updating the website with
project website is being more material and useful
compiled. However the links on financing RE&EE
trampoline section has been in the region.
updated and useful links for
Cogen and Tea projects attached. Creating a separate project
website for uploading of
Mailing list of domestic A draft of the mailing list is Updating of the mailing list
and regional financiers, ready. with more contacts that
sugar and tea industries will be gathered when the
Cogen and Tea projects are
Any changes in project implementation approach?
The project was postponed so as to coincide with the launch and start of the other 2
UNEP/GEF projects; ‘Cogen for Africa’ and ‘Greening Tea’.
Is the project still on course to complete on the projected date?
Yes - as per the new work plan of January, 2007- December, 07
Problems or issues (risks) which may Action Planned/ Taken
effect success of project
Any media exposure to project during quarter/half-year?
The REEEP project’s managers meeting in Beijing –China in which AFREPREN/FWD
participated was covered on the REEEP website.