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Projects LEAP and RAISE Conduct Forums in Indonesia

Ongoing PPP DEG-supported projects LEAP (Leapfrog towards Efficiency And Progress through Low Carbon Economy) and RAISE (Refrigerant Management Awareness in Industrial and Commercial Application for Sustainable Energy Conservation) held Review and Awareness Forums from March 4-8, 2013 in the cities of Surabaya, Medan and Jakarta in Indonesia.

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Promotion of Green Economic Development (ProGED) Launched in Cebu

The GIZ managed project called “Promotion of Green Economic Development” (ProGED) was launched with the help of ASSIST on March 11-13 in Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, Cebu.

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Local Trainers in India Empowered by Project SWEEP

Two Training-of-Trainer (ToT) sessions were held in Mumbai and Chennai in February and March 2013 within the framework of the DEG-supported Public Private Partnership project SWEEP (Southwest Energy Efficiency Project). The event was attended by Mr. Sathappan and Mr. Balamurugan of ASSIST.

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PUMA & ASSIST Launch PPP Project SAVE

A Public Private Partnership (PPP) project “Sustainable Action & Vision for a Better Environment” (SAVE) was officially kicked-off by PUMA and ASSIST in Jakarta, Indonesia on 15 March 2013.

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Shujog, IIX Asia, and ASSIST Host Workshop for Filipina Micro-Entrepreneurs

In partnership with ASSIST, Singapore-based Shujog and IIX Asia conducted two 1-day workshops on financial literacy for Filipina Entrepreneurs dubbed “A Path for Women Micro-Entrepreneurship” on March 14 and 15, 2013 at the Great Eastern Hotel Aberdeen Court, Quezon City, Philippines.

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Experts Visit Vietnam SMEs to Promote Energy Management System

Technical Assistance activity within PROSPECT EnMS project (Promote Sustainable Program of Energy Consumption Through Energy Management System) took place on March 18-19, 2013 at the premises of Din Tsun Enterprise Co., Ltd. in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Project PROMISE Starts in Sri Lanka

ASSIST and Geocycle, Holcim (Lanka) Ltd. inaugurated the DEG-supported Project “PROper Management of MunIcipal Solid WastE to create a Waste Free Sri Lanka” (PROMISE) on March 20, 2013 at Hotel Waters Edge, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Project EMPOWERinG Close to Completion

The final 4th module of the project EMPOWERinG was successfully held on March 20, 2013 in Cagayan de Oro. Together with Steag State Power, Xavier University and the municipalities of El Salvador, Jasaan, Medina and Opol, ASSIST presented the results of the entire data gathering, tabulation and mapping – all accomplished with the help of the project partners.

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ASSIST Delivers Sustainability Talks at Various International Events

ASSIST actively engaged in international forums on sustainability conducted in Sri Lanka, South Africa and Indonesia in February and March 2013.

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Green Retail Project Commences in India

In the First Partners Meeting ASSIST officially launched a 4-year EU-funded project called “Green Retail” in India Habitat Center, New Delhi on February 4 and 5, 2013.

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Auto Sustain Project in Full Swing in India

To raise awareness among the perspective stakeholders of Auto Sustain project, ASSIST gathered CEO Forum III at the Westin Hotel in Pune on February 13, 2013, followed by a series of training workshops in Chennai and Bangalore later in March.

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Project SHARE Sets Solar Dryers in Cambodia

Together with Bayer and Silapakorn University Thailand, ASSIST conducted a series of visits around Cambodia in preparation for the installation of solar drying facilities within the project SHARE (Sustainable, Hygienic, And Resource Efficient Solar Dryers for Cambodians) on December 12-14, 2012 and February 14-25, 2013.

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ASSIST Strengthens Network in Germany and South Africa

ASSIST Mekong Region Director, Aru David, and ASSIST Partners & Network Manager, Matthias Wichmann, explored partnership opportunities in Germany on February 5-7, 2013, after which Matthias proceeded with a business trip to South Africa.

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PPP Project CoFFEE Kicks off in Surigao del Sur

Government officials, coffee farmers, media representatives, and project proponents Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI) and ASSIST convened at the municipal gym of Tagbina in Surigao del Sur on February 27, 2013 for the launching of DEG-supported project CoFFEE (Coffee Technologies and Funds to Fuel Economic Empowerment of a Community in Mindanao).

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ASSIST Gathers in Vietnam for Planning Meeting and Centre of Excellence Inauguration

The entire management team of ASSIST convened from February 27 to March 1, 2013, in the Ho Chi Minh Office for the scheduled planning meeting and official launch of Centre of Excellence.

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ASSIST Conducts a Series of Train-the-Trainer Workshops in China

Within the PROTECT (Proper Handling and Testing of Chemical and Toxic Substances) project framework, ASSIST carried out three 3-day Train-the-Trainer (ToT) workshops in Suzhou, Guangzhou and Tianjin (China) January, 2013.

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AIM Project Commences in China

ASSIST officially kicked off the DEG-funded AIM (Awareness and Capacity Building to Improve Quality and Environment Management Standards) project in a launching ceremony held in Kunshan, China on January 10, 2013, followed by a series of awareness sessions conducted on January 11, 18, 22 and 25.

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PUMA-ASSIST Joint Project Culminates in Awards Ceremony

CONSERV (Conservation of Environmental Resources in Vietnam) project was wrapped up during the Awarding Ceremony and Best Practice Forum on January 25, 2013, at Grand Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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ASSIST supported the Inauguration of PCVC’s Recovery and Healing Centre for Burn Survivors

ASSIST partner, The International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC) held the inauguration of their new Recovery and Healing Centre for Burn Survivors at the YMCA Hall ‘Reflections’ in Chennai, India on April 19, 2013.

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