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  • Who we are - norad.no
    the Steering Committee are responsible for quality assuring the content and for making relevant expertise available to the OfD programme within their areas of responsibility The Secretariat The OfD Secretariat resides in Norad the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation Norad through the OfD secretariat is responsible for quality assuring the aid related aspects of the OfD programme The secretariat is also tasked with ensuring that the OfD programme is implemented in a well coordinated manner Norwegian embassies The Norwegian embassies play an essential role in the OfD programme as extensive development cooperation responsibility is assigned to them The embassies hold local and regional knowledge and network extensively with government agencies industry civil society as well as international organizations and other donors in their respective countries Requests for OfD assistance as well as funding to the OfD country programmes are as a rule channeled through the embassies Implementing agencies Key implementing parties are the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Norwegian Environment Agency Petroleum Safety Authority Norway the Norwegian Oil Taxation Office and the Norwegian Coastal Administration Other actors involved are consultancies and research institutions the foundation Petrad as well as multilateral actors such as the IMF and the World Bank The Programme also coordinates activities with Statistics Norway and the Office of the Auditor General of Norway Civil Society The OfD programme supports capacity building of civil society organisations in the partner countries including media institutions through Norwegian and international organisations Thematically the Norwegian NGOs work to build capacity within three main areas Anti corruption including the role of the media External environment issues related to the petroleum sector in the country Cooperation between employees business organisations and industry involving health safety and the environment Tweet Related links The Ministry of Environment The Ministry of Finance The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy The

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  • What we do - norad.no
    the legal framework The OfD programme develops capacity mainly through long term institutional collaboration between Norwegian sector authorities and partner institutions The capacity development covers a broad range of issues related to the management of the petroleum sector and is provided through on the job training classroom teaching workshops delegation visits e mail correspondence etc 3 Policy makers and regulatory authorities are held accountable for their management of the petroleum sector Accountability is necessary both for preventing wrongdoing and for addressing offences where they have occurred In dialogue with partner institutions the OfD programme suggests opportunities for transparency and inclusion in institutional frameworks and in their implementation Parliamentary committees civil society organizations and media are crucial in holding the executive body to account In order to play a meaningful role these actors should have independence relevant competence and capacity as well as access to information about the petroleum sector The programme supports a number of organizations working to enhance such capacity The OfD programme takes a holistic approach in its assistance to partner countries meaning that the management of resources revenues environment and safety are addressed in a coherent manner Anti corruption climate and gender are cross cutting considerations Tweet The four components of a holistic approach to petroleum management 1 Resources Profitable and sustainable petroleum resource management Resource mapping management regulation and supervision Examples of topics are the legal frameworks for the petroleum industry mapping of resources data management and resource extraction and Environmental Impact Assessments 2 Revenues Designing and implementing policy and legal frameworks ensuring a fair share of the petroleum resources is allocated to the government while preserving sufficiently attractive returns to investment and production Advice on how revenues may be managed without causing macro economic instability and crowding out other industries Examples of topics are petroleum

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  • How we work - norad.no
    of petroleum resources which safeguards the needs of future generations Published 29 10 2011 Updated 29 01 2013 Print Tweet Photo Fredrik Naumann Assistance is demand driven Competence building and institutional development of government agencies are driving tools of the OfD assistance The OfD programme does not seek to export a single solution to sound petroleum governance The assistance provided to a partner country shall be tailor made to domestic conditions and demands Criteria for the selection of OfD countries for petroleum related assistance Criteria for the selection of OfD countries for petroleum related assistance Cooperation must be demand driven The country must be eligible for aid assistance under the OECD DAC or other financing must be supplied Significant petroleum production or potential must be present Norwegian experience and expertise must be relevant There must be an identified need for capacity and competence building in public petroleum sector institutions The country must be committed to implementing programme activities which improve governance of the petroleum sector The programme has developed a set of criteria for the selection of the partner countries The aim is to concentrate Norwegian efforts in countries where the OfD programme can make a difference Experience shows that the OfD programme is most likely to achieve results when it gets involved at an early stage of a country s petroleum activities when the program that is agreed upon on is comprehensive and long term and when there is close cooperation with the government of the partner country Tweet Norad Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 2011 Location Ruseløkkveien 26 0251 Oslo Norway Postadresse Pb 8034 Dep 0030 Oslo Norway Telephone 47 23 98 00 00 E mail postmottak norad no Contact us Thematic areas Climate Change and the Environment Energy Macroeconomics and public administration Global health Education and research

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  • News archive - norad.no
    News archive Clean Energy Gender in energy 15 12 2010 OfD visit to PWYP Programme in Stavanger 12 11 2010 IEA releases the 2010 edition of the World Energy Outlook 08 11 2010 OfD Director to participate in debate at Studentersamfunnet Bergen 03 11 2010 OfD meets with Statoil 02 11 2010 Revenue Watch Institute publishes Revenue Watch Index 26 10 2010 OfD Director Petter Nore to participate at the Fifth Columbia International Investment Conference 21 10 2010 OfD Director presents at Fattigdomskonferansen 2010 21 10 2010 OfD meets with Civil Society Organisations 21 10 2010 OfD participates at WWF Conference 23 08 2010 OfD meeting with Statoil on August 19 Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Tweet Norad Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 2011 Location Ruseløkkveien 26 0251 Oslo Norway Postadresse Pb 8034 Dep 0030 Oslo Norway Telephone 47 23 98 00 00 E mail postmottak norad no Contact us Thematic areas Climate Change and the Environment Energy Macroeconomics and public administration Global health Education and research Democracy and Good Governance Countries Africa Asia and Oceania Latin America Middle East Tools publications Publications Guidelines for quality assurance Norwegian Aid Statistics Aid transparency Evaluation

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  • Clean Energy - norad.no
    80 000 solar home systems in Nepal Norway also provides funds to development of infrastructure as transmission and distribution lines to increase access to the grid and invest in feasibility studies and development of hydropower stations wind parks and solar plants to generate power In 2010 a 73 km long subsea cable connecting the island of Pemba to the Tanzanian national grid was opened The Norwegian contribution of NOK 300 million has ensured the 400 000 people living in Pemba a more reliable and stable source of electricity Another important area of support for Norway is capacity building and institutional cooperation Contributing to building sound and well functioning institutions and thereby better framework conditions for the energy sector to operate in is crucial for development Clean Energy Fights Poverty Some number in 2010 Norway contributed with NOK 700 million to energy projects in our various cooperation countries in addition Norway supported energy related projects through various multilateral channels with approximately NOK 150 million Norfund the commercial investment instrument in Norwegian development cooperation invested and or financially committed NOK 285 million to energy projects in 2010 Norwegian assistance to clean energy by region in 2010 Africa 56 Asia 19 Global 15 Europa euraisa 7 Latin America 3 Energy is essential for both economic and social development Access to sustainable energy services is necessary for stimulating economic activities such as creating businesses that is generating employment Moreover access to sustainable energy services and improved cooking stoves can also contribute to significant health improvements The health burden from indoor air pollution is highest amongst poor families who tend to use cheap bio mass and low quality coal fuels in primitive stoves without proper ventilation Women and young children are particularly vulnerable as they often spend a lot of time indoors and they are often responsible for cooking the family s meals Bio mass still covers 60 90 percent of the energy available for households in developing countries this count for about 3 5 billion people in total Poor People are the Most Vulnerable to Climate Change More than 80 per cent of the world s energy use today is based on fossil fuels which leads to large climate gas emissions Poor people are the most vulnerable to climate change because they lack the necessary resources to adapt to climate change and because their value creation is largely based on natural resources Increased investment in low carbon technology improved energy efficiency and increased use of renewable energy at prices that are affordable to poor people is crucial in achieving the MDGs The achievement of the MDGs is threatened by climate change Support for development and use of renewable energy services in developing countries is an important contribution in the fight against climate change Climate change and access to clean energy is one out of four thematic priority areas in the Norwegian Action Plan for Environment in Development Cooperation Annual reports The Clean Energy for Development Initiative produces an annual report This report contains comprehensive

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  • Who we are - norad.no
    results and publish an annual report for the Initiative Further the focus is to maintain and strengthen dialogue with embassies regional energy advisers the Ministry of Foreign Affairs multilateral players and civil society and to provide analysis and tools for moving the initiative forward In addition to its responsibility for the Secretariat of the Initiative Norad s energy section also provides technical and expert advice on the various ongoing programmes and support within the Initiative Quality assurance as appraisals legal advice reviews and evaluations etc are also performed or facilitated by Norad Norwegian Embassies The Norwegian embassies play an essential role in the Clean Energy for Development Initiative Budgetary responsibility and decision making for the bilateral portfolio rest with the embassies The embassies hold valuable local and regional knowledge and network with government agencies industry civil society as well as international organizations and other donors in their respective countries Norfund Norfund is the development finance institution that serves as the commercial investment instrument of Norway s development policy Through investment in profitable companies and the transfer of knowledge and technology it contributes to reducing poverty and to economic progress in poor countries Key implementing partners The Clean Energy for Development Initiative encompasses various programmes and initiatives of different size and focuses within clean energy As noted above the embassies are the ones responsible for the bilateral programmes in their respective countries In addition significant amounts of funds are channelled through various multilateral channels like the World Bank the UN and also through some regional organizations and institutions Furthermore the Initiative is depending on a range of other partners in order to carry out the various activities The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate NVE and the Norwegian national transmission system operator Statnett are essential partners in implementing the Clean Energy

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  • Where we are - norad.no
    with emphasis on legislation and national planning will remain among the most important areas for bilateral energy assistance Important areas are strengthening the framework for commercial investments protect the environment and encourage partner countries participation in regional energy cooperation Responsiveness to recipient countries wishes and needs is fundamental The core countries for bilateral cooperation within the Clean Energy for Development Programme are Ethiopia Liberia Mozambique Nepal Tanzania Timor Leste Uganda In addition to these core countries Norway has partnership programmes with other countries that vary in content and size Among these countries are Afghanistan Angola Bangladesh Bhutan Ghana India Indonesia Kenya Laos The Palestinian Territory South Sudan Vietnam Regional Collaboration Norway provides direct financial and technical assistance for regional energy collaboration energy planning power trade and the expansion of infrastructure within the framework of the Nile Basin Initiative The East African Power Pool the East African Community The South African Power Pool and the energy protocol of the South African Development Community collaboration Multilateral Cooperation A substantial part of Norwegian development support within Clean Energy for Development Initiative is channelled to multilateral institutions and partnerships Multilateral institutions receiving Norwegian support are Several United Nations Organizations UN The World Bank Group WBG The African Development Bank AfDB and The Asian Development Bank ADB Main partnerships receiving Norwegian support are The Global Environment Facility GEF The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund GEEREF The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership REEEP The International Hydropower Association IHA and the Nordic Development Fund NDF Norway s efforts both bilaterally multilaterally through regional channels and also through civil society organizations are presented in detail in the 2010 Annual Report of the Initiative Tweet Related publications Clean Energy for Development initiative Annual report 2010 Norad Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 2011 Location Ruseløkkveien 26 0251

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  • How we work - norad.no
    2030 Public and donor funds will not be able to finance this significant amount hence private investment is a necessity However some of the challenge is caused by lack of ability to pay for the end users in the recipient countries in addition to the frame work condition for private actors being unsafe Norway s international contribution is amongst other things to test possible financial models to attract private capital into the sector As an example Norway supports Scatec Solar s efforts to electrify villages in India with solar panels Capacity and Institution Building Lack of proper frameworks and weak management and administration of the sector create barriers for private investment in clean energy projects in developing countries In addition these factors can also prohibit a sound and sustainable development of natural resources Norway therefore spends significant resources to support capacity building in various energy institutions and agents in cooperating countries In example both the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate NVE and the Norwegian transmission system operator Statnett have ongoing projects in Norway s partner countries and contribute with valuable experience and know how within their respective fields of expertise Access to modern energy services Lack of access to modern energy services is a significant barrier for social and economic development Norway contributes actively to ensure access to such services for those currently lacking access to energy In for instance Mozambique and Uganda Norway has supported several rural electrification programmes Norway furthermore contributes to increased access to more efficient wood fuel and charcoal stoves for cooking through the Norwegian support to the UN Foundation and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Gender Norway is in a special position internationally when it comes to gender equality Gender equality is a highlighted special focus for all Norwegian development cooperation hence also

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