Annual Meeting of Stakeholders of the
TRANSFORMATION OF THE WASTE SECTOR TOWARDS A WASTE-ENERGY NEXUS IN THE SOUTH-WEST INDIAN OCEAN REGION (TWENex) project
The TWENex project, co-financed by the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union, targets countries such as Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius and, Madagascar. The programme, launched in December 2021 and spanning over a period of 42 months, seeks to stimulate national innovation systems and strengthen research and innovation capacity by supporting the research community.
The Action is very multi-dimensional in its approach and outcome. It addresses the identified themes of Waste Management (WM) and Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) in a combined way byintegrating energy production along the waste value chain in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Indian Ocean.
An annual meeting for stakeholders of the TWENex project was held, from 11 April 2023 to 14 April 2023 at the Pearle Beach Resort in Flic en Flac. This meeting aimed atfostering ownership of the different components of the project, the priority activities for the year 2023, by all the key actors, including the National Focal Points and the local and regional multipliers.
Through the deliberations during the meeting, the multipliers and national focal points were informed of and participated in the review of the project management structure, indicators, expected project results, roles and tasks of key project actors, contractual requirements for local multipliers, their detailed work plan and project engineering tools, including the monitoring and evaluation mechanism, the risk management and sustainability matrix, and the technical and financial reporting system.
It is expected that this project will have a significant impact on the development of waste-to-energy technologies in the southwestern Indian Ocean region and will provide opportunities for capacity building and skills development.