Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH GIZ is a federal enterprise, which supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. It currently operates in more than 130 countries worldwide. GIZ is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and other German ministries, in particular the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Germany has been cooperating with India by providing expertise through GIZ for more than 50 years. Sustainable Economic Development, Energy, Environment Policy, Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources have been the priority areas of Indo-German Cooperation. Within the context of the Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN), GIZ is supporting the Ministry of Power (MoP) in the promotion of Energy Efficiency. Together with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), GIZ is further working on increasing the usage of Renewable Energy in the country. The Renewable Energy Component of IGEN (IGEN-RE) is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Swiss Foreign Ministry. The Global Programme Climate Change (GPCC) of SDC, is represented in India through the Climate Change and Development Division (CCD) at the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi. Since 2011, the cooperation between India and Switzerland focuses on global public goods of climate change with emphasis on co-benefits of reduced emissions and development. The main programmatic focus of the Swiss cooperation in India are:
- Supporting climate resilient development through adapting to climate change impacts (‘managing the unavoidable’)
- Supporting low-carbon paths to development (‘avoiding the unmanageable’)
Energy for all initiative – Asian Development Bank The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a major source of development financing for Asia and the Pacific region, and works for a region free of poverty. Improving energy access is one way ADB assists developing Asian countries towards attaining inclusive, sustainable development. ADB’s assistance has taken the form of policy dialogues, technical assistance, grants and large-scale investments in generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure. In 2009, ADB launched the Energy for All Partnership, a regional network which aims to identify effective, scalable business models for energy access. The Partnership Secretariat team, based in ADB Headquarters in Manila, supports ADB project officers in project development and preparation, and Energy for All Partners in the following:
- Design of pilot projects
- Requests for information and contacts to local organizations for project implementation
- Building relationships with relevant project officers in ADB
- Support up-scaling activities
DOEN Foundation The DOEN Foundation's ambition is to help build a sustainable world in which everyone can participate. DOEN promotes sustainable, social and cultural pioneers among others with the revenues of the Dutch Postcode Lottery. DOEN promotes people and enterprises that take the lead in the field of sustainable, cultural and social innovation. DOEN seeks out these innovators, supports and inspires them and brings them together.