International NGO ASSIST joins Philippine-German Solar Energy Forum
International NGO Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) joined the Philippine-German Solar Energy Forum on November 21, 2011 whose theme was Tapping the Potential of Solar Energy in the Philippines.
The forum tackles how the German photovoltaics (PV) technology can address the country’s need for reliable access to power, cost-effectively. It also recognizes the country’s excellent natural conditions for the use of solar energy – especially in the remote areas.
Organized by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the forum featured a group of global technology leaders from Germany talking about the PV innovation, the potential of the Philippine market, and developing the solar industry from an SME perspective.
The activity was graced by European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP) VP for Externals Henry Schumacher, German Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries President Reiner Allgeier, GIZ Deputy Country Director Wolfgang Möllers and Coordinator Volker Steigerwald, German Embassy Representative Christof Wegner, Philippine Solar Power Alliance (PSPA)’s Tetchi Capellan, and German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) Project Manager Jan Knaack.
The event was also supported by the German Chambers of Commerce and GIZ.
ASSIST is an international non-government organization focused on capacity-building. It seeks to promote sustainable practices to address social problems in the developing world, with focus on Asia and Africa. It takes pride in its process-oriented approach to capacity building towards social improvement and sustainable transformation. Its goal is to empower its target groups to make them resilient to the social, economic and environmental challenges.
It is presently based in Makati City, but also has operations in India and Vietnam and manages projects in over 10 countries. Through its Partner to Progress philosophy, it has successfully implemented such projects in collaboration with the European Union, United Nation Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC), GIZ, and DEG/ KFW amongst other organizations. #
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Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) is an international NGO focused on capacity building. It seeks to promote sustainable practices to address social problems in the developing world, with focus on Asia and Africa.