GERES Final Capitalization Conference on Biomass for the Cambodian Garment Sector

Our cooperation partner GERES finalized the implementation of their 9-month knowledge exchange project, aiming to facilitate a knowledge exchange in order to promote the switch to sustainable biomass energy supply in the Cambodian garment sector. On the 19th of March 2019, GERES hosted a final one-day capitalization conference in Phnom Penh. Direct Link to the Knowledge Exchange Project

At the conference GERES, together with national and international experts presented results of preceding studies that identified successful technologies and best practices to rice millers, investors, factory owners, biomass suppliers, international brands and public authorities.

The Capitalization Conference was a clear success and met the expectations of both the participants and the organizers. There was the opportunity for the 94 participants to learn about the findings and experiences from prior activities of GERES, gaining insights into solutions for sustainable thermal energy generation through round tables as well as discussions with professionals and experts. GERES was able to gather 14 invited experts from seven different South East Asian countries for the round table discussions. Eventually there was the possibility of networking for the stakeholders to meet and engage with each other. Two objectives were set and met:

  • Knowledge dissemination and awareness rising through sharing GERES’ findings and distribution of created information materials.
  • Networking opportunities created business contacts between rice millers and garment factory representatives.


More information on this SEPS project:  Exchange: Supporting the Energy Switch of the Garment Industry in Cambodia through Increased South-South Knowledge Exchange among the Value Chain Stakeholders (SEPS16)

GERES is an international NGO specialised in the implementation of locally- adopted energy-efficient solutions. Find more here:  GERES

Find more information about the Cambodia Climate Action Alliance (CCCA) here:  CCCA

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