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Ecofriendly Mobility project

July 24, 2014

Project Number: CPV/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/CC/14/01 Country: Cape verde Area Of Work: Climate Change Mitigation Operational Phase: Phase 5 Grant Amount: US$ 31,000.00 Co-Financing cash: US$ 2,994.00 Start Date: 6/2014 End Date: 2/2015 Status: Currently under execution Project Description: The vision this proposal is to have a future without fossil fuel dependency, through the introduction of new technologies, which includes electric mobility, with proximity to charging points. Significant climate change effects coupled with increases in fuel prices hold one of the biggest challenges of the XXI century. In Cape Verde, it reflects in different sectors to include among others, in reliability, safety and sustainability of electric systems and transports. Currently, these systems are subject to price volatility of fossil fuels and contribute in large part to significant emissions of CO2. Replacing the use fossil fuels with more environmentally friendly, will eventually lead Cape Verde to new platforms of efficient and sustainable technologies. To respond to the challenges present, this present initiative is promoting a pilot activity in two distinct modules: an electric mobility for persons with disabilities and bicycles with electric batteries for municipal agents of the City of Praia. This innovative project not only has an environmental component, but also a social agenda attached to it, which will enable persons with disabilities to have access to a sustainable way of transportation. Additionally, the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) will be avoided through the nonuse of motor vehicles by municipal agents, which will contribute to a decrease on Co2 emissions, therefore contributing to archipelago national strategy for climate change. Grantee: AssociaÇÃo de Estudantes e Ex-estudantes de Energias RenovÁveis da Escola de NegÓcios e Tecnologias de Cabo Verde Organisation Mission : For GEF SGP, the community-based approach is the cornerstone for addressing local and global environmental and sustainable development challenges. SGP provides grants to civil society organizations (CSOs), notably national and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and indigenous peoples organizations. SGP grantees may also include other not-for-profit organizations such as professional associations, unions and other civil society groups. By enabling a direct connection between sustainable livelihoods and the generation of local and global livelihoods, SGP empowers communities to act and participate in their own development and hence ensures community ownership and impact. Over the course of the last 20 years, SGP has provided grants to over 12,000 grantees with 64 percent of grants channeled to NGOs, 34 percent to CBOs, and 2 percent to other not-for-profit organizations. More than 60 percent of projects have directly benefitted communities either through direct grants to CBOs or through other NGOs and

Project completion date : 2015-02-28 12:00:00


Address : Found OUA- Avenue St. Anthony Praia, Santiago Island, 62 Attn: Mr Ricardo Monteiro

Country :Cape Verde

Financier : Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),

Financier address : United Nations Development Programme One United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 Tel: +1 (212) 906-5000 Call: +1 (212) 963-1234

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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