UNIDO in conjunction with the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Guinea-Bissau (MEI) and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is implementing the “Promotion of Renewable Energy Investments in the Electricity Sector and Creation of an Enabling Environment for Replication and Up-scaling in Guinea Bissau” project since October 2014 after the successful approval by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
The main goals and global impacts to be achieved by the GEF/UNIDO project are:
• Mobilisation of at least US$ 8 million investment on implemented RE demonstration projects
• 2.5 MW demonstration projects capacity installed and in operation, producing at least 4 977 MWh/year
• Accumulated GHG emissions reductions of ≈76 267 tCO2 throughout its life cycle
The consultancy services involved the conduction of the Mid-Term Implementation Progress Review (MIPR). This assignment was conducted by between 01/2018 and 10/2018.
ITPEnergised has been responsible for conducting the mentioned GEF/UNIDO project MIPR in accordance to recognised international standards for project progress implementation review and GEF projects evaluation. Its approach is based on project analysis vis-à-vis six criteria: five (5) main criteria, as per the GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Policy 2010 and a sixth additional criterion. Recommendations were proposed, and lessons learnt identified as part of the MIPR. ITPEnergised also supervised the field missions to the country.
Additionally, a Project Idea Note (PIN) for the replication of the results achieved was developed. It addressed the sustainable energy-water nexus topic to catalyse the use of renewable energies in water resource management and production.
The PIN included the identification and description of the objective, potential project components with their sub- activities, outcomes and outputs, estimated mitigation and adaptation impacts, baseline and barriers to be addressed, policy background and stakeholders’ characterisation, risks and mitigation measures, and the Project’s Results Framework with indicators, targets, means of verification, risks and assumptions.