Telavi RECP Club Third meeting, 27 November 2015

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Kakheti RECP Club –  Module 3 and 4  

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On November 27, 2015 was held third training on combined Module 3 and 4 (Water & Waste Water and Materials & Waste) in the USAID’s Center for Civic Engagement in Telavi city (Pshavela str. #3). According to unanimously request of the companies’ representatives (training participants) two modules were combined.

Rustavi RECP Club Third meeting, 26 November 2015

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Rustavi RECP Club –  Module 3 and 4  

On November 26, 2015 was held third training on combined Module 3 and 4 (Water & Waste Water and Materials & Waste) in the USAID’s Center for Civic Engagement in Rustavi city (Kostava str. #22). According to unanimously request of the companies’ representatives (training participants) two modules were combined.

Agenda and List of Participants

Module 3 (Water & Waste Water) and Module 4 (Materials & Waste). Module 3 included following topics:

  • Assess progress on energy profile;
  • WHAT are the implications of intensive water use;
  • WHY water efficiency is needed;
  • HOW is the water used in the companies;
  • HOW to build the companies’ water profile;
  • Practical exercise for understanding the water use in the companies;
  • Introduction of worksheet for water data collection;
  • Assignment of tasks and responsibilities;
  • National examples and approaches in order to water use;
  • National challenges;
  • Typical problems and typical solutions of them;
  • RECP Options to increase water efficiency.

And the next module (Materials and Waste) included following topics:

  • WHAT are the implications of intensive use of materials and waste generation;
  • WHY to properly manage materials and waste;
  • HOW to implement waste management;
  • HOW to avoid, reduce, recycle waste;
  • Practical exercise for understanding the waste management practices and waste types in the companies;
  • Introduction of worksheet for waste data collection;
  • Assignment of tasks and responsibilities;
  • National challenges in order to materials and waste management;
  • Typical problems and typical solutions of them;
  • RECP Options to increase materials efficiency and options for minimization of waste;
  • What will be next step.

RECP Club Facilitator and companies’ representatives had discussion about the actual situation with the water usage and materials efficiency, also reduction of waste generation, as well as separation of waste for recycling. Second site visits conducted in November were very helpful for that discussion.  The companies’ representatives provided information concerning their problematic issues and challenges, such as increased water consumption, increased materials prices, lack of infrastructure, financial barriers they are facing, etc.

UNIDO/RECP Georgian team, as usual will continue working with the SME’s for strengthening their motivation and to increase their companies’ performance, also to get prepared for the next training.

The enterprises still expressed their expectations on investments for implementation RECP options and requested assistance for receiving preferential credits from local or international banks and donors.

Kaheti RECP Club, Second meeting, 29 October 2015

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Javshanashvili – RECP Club Facilitator provided training on Module 2 – Energy. According to that module the training included following topics: Assess progress on environmental profile; Introduction of the new topic – Energy (WAHT are the implications of the intensive use of energy, WHY is energy efficiency needed, HOW is energy used in the companies, Energy baseline situation: understanding energy use and major consumers, HOW to build the companies’ energy profile, WHAT are the basics of energy using systems and HOW to drive them efficiently); Practical exercise for understanding the energy use and energy loses in companies; Introduction of worksheet for energy data collection; National examples and approaches; Energy challenges; Typical problems and typical solutions of them; RECP Options to increase energy efficiency and what will be next step.

At the training according to enterprises types and performance were discussed their problematic issues and challenges they are facing, such as increased energy consumption, problematic and inefficient devices and systems, financial barriers. Also, between RECP Club facilitator and companies’ representatives was held individually discussion on the current situation of enterprises due to first Site Visits conducted in October. It should be noted that some of enterprises have already started thinking about changing energy source, for example, installation of hot water solar system instead of existing system working on electricity.

Rustavi RECP Club Second meeting, 28 October ,2015

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Second training on Module 2 – Energy was held in the USAID’s Center for Civic Engagement in Rustavi city (Kostava str. #22) on October 28, 2015.

Agenda Rustavi training -28 October _Module 2_

From the Rustavi Municipality following SMEs appeared at the training:  Alfapeti, Azoti, Gemriali, MN Chemical, New Delta, progresi, Teteri Kudi.

List of Participants .Rustavi training -28 October _Module 2_

Javshanashvili – RECP Club Facilitator provided training on Module 2 – Energy. Training included following topics:

– Assess progress on the development of companies’ environmental profile;

-Introduction of the new topic – Energy (WAHT are the implications of the intensive use of energy, WHY is energy efficiency needed, HOW is energy used in the companies, Energy baseline situation: understanding energy use and major consumers, HOW to build a company’s energy profile, WHAT are the basics of energy systems and HOW to drive them efficiently;

– Practical exercise for understanding the energy use and energy loses in companies;

-Introduction of worksheet for energy data collection;

– National examples and approaches; Energy challenges; Typical problems and typical solutions of them; RECP Options to increase energy efficiency and what will be next step.

RECP Club Facilitator, National Coordinator and representatives of the companies discussed the situation with energy efficiency problems in the enterprises based on the information obtained during first company visits conducted in October.  The company representatives provided information concerning the problematic issues and challenges they are facing, such as increased energy consumption, increased energy prices, obsolete and inefficient devices and systems, financial barriers, etc.

UNIDO/RECP Georgian team will continue working with the companies to strengthen their motivation and interest to develop companies’ energy profiles and to get prepared for the next site visits by RECP Club Facilitator and for the next trainings.

The companies expressed their expectations on investments for implementation RECP options and requested assistance for receiving preferential credits from local and international banks and donors.

 

Kaheti RECP Club, First meeting, 22 September 2015

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Preparatory works were undertaken in August 2015 by the UNIDO/RECP Georgian team in collaboration with the Local Government of the Kakheti region to identify small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for engagement in local RECP Club. 12 companies were selected in the municipality from food, chemical and construction materials sector. Most of them were wineries. The companies were contacted and invited to the introductory meeting which was organized on September 22, 2015 in the USAID’s Center for Civic Engagement in Telavi city (Pshavela str. #3). In the middle of September vintage was launched and winery companies became very busy what was the reason that only eight SMEs from the Municipalities of Kakheti region appeared at the meeting including the following:

The aim of the meeting was:

1) Introduction of UNIDO/RECP regional demonstration programme;

2) Introduction of RECP Clubs;

3) Conducting training on Environmental Profile (Module 1).

UNIDO/RECP regional demonstration programme was introduced by M. Adeishvili – National Coordinator of RECP.

Rustavi RECP Club, First meeting, 18 September 2015

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Preparatory works were undertaken in August 2015 by the UNIDO/RECP Georgian team in collaboration with the Local Government of the Rustavi Municipality to identify small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for engagement in local RECP Club. 12 companies were selected in the municipality from food, chemical and construction materials sector. The companies were contacted and invited to the introductory meeting which was organized on September 18, 2015 in the USAID’s Center for Civic Engagement in Rustavi city (Kostava str. #22).

The aim of the meeting was:

1) Introduction of UNIDO/RECP regional demonstration programme;

2) Introduction of RECP Clubs;

3) Conducting training on Environmental Profile (Module 1).

UNIDO/RECP regional demonstration programme was introduced by M. Adeishvili – National Coordinator of RECP.

Agenda and List of Participants

Javshanashvili – RECP Club Facilitator introduced to the participants the concept of RECP and RECP Clubs component of the Project. He also provided training on Environmental Profile of Companies. Training included following topics: RECP benefits to business and best practice, national business examples and approaches, environmental challenges, why to build environmental profile, RECP aims and ways to implement, typical problems and typical solutions of them, RECP tips, where to focus, importance of action plan, self-assessment worksheets and what will be next step.

At the training according to companies types and performance were identified their problematic issues, such as increased energy consumption, emissions in the air, problematic and inefficient furnaces, lack of awareness in waste management, not having action plan and bad internal infrastructure. After introducing RECP Clubs activities (site visits) UNIDO/RECP team was kindly invited to the site by the SMEs representatives to review actual situation and identify possible ways of improvement or find solutions of problems they are facing. Site visits and meeting with the companies’ management are planned at the end of September and in early October.

Thanks to this training the companies recognized necessity and importance of establishing environmental profile. The meeting/training participants – SMEs representatives expressed interest of the next trainings and wish of further collaboration.

UNIDO/RECP Georgian team continues identifying additional SMEs to engage in the project on the next stages.