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ASSIST sustainability initiative highlighted at the European Union SWITCH Asia Networking in Jakarta
Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) Project Green Philippines Islands of Sustainability was highlighted at the European Union’s SWITCH Asia Networking Meeting last October 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The event was participated in by project managers, Network Facility, the EU Delegation, and representatives of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Aside from being a venue to check on the progress of each of the 10 SWITCH Asia projects, the activity also served as an opportunity for project implementers to collaborate with policy makers and financial institution, towards the sustainability of the initiatives.
The SWITCH Asia Network Facility is implemented by the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production and Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.
Funded by the European Union’s SWITC HAsia program, the initiative seeks to contribute to an improved environmental and sustainable industrial development of Metro Manila and CALABARZON regions by introducing measures to save on energy, cut down on wastage and promote best environmental practices within organizations.
GPIoS Project Consortium is composed of ASSIST, GrAT of Austria, Czech Republic’s University of Ostrava (VSB), Austria Recycling (AREC), Philippine Chamber of Commerce Inc. (PCCI), European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE) and STENUM.
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.