Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Background: Together with the GIZ this project entails running a series of inter-related strategies, and has involved numerous workshops since its start, as well as training sessions. The project, however, was not planned as a single undertaking; rather it has grown organically due to a series of separate assignments. The initial mandate from the donor agency was to help officials from the Ministry for Energy, Mines, Environment and Water to develop qualitative scenarios of the future, so as to allow them then to design an appropriate policy for the introduction of renewable energy sources.
Objectives and Results: This was done using the Parmenides EIDOS software, notably including those tools that use systems dynamics and morphological analysis. The process required the inclusion of outside experts who then quantified the results. The local partners found the process so useful that they requested to be trained in the methodologies so as to be able to undertake such activities themselves. The demand for similar workshops and training rapidly spread elsewhere in the Ministry: initially to those dealing with saving energy, then to those handling the inspection and control of environmental legislation, and then also to those carrying out Environmental Impact Analyses.