Project Title

Empowering Indigenous Social Awareness on Renewable Energy and Increasing Inclusion Sustainability for Green Energy Applications in APEC Regions 

Project Year

2021   

Project Number

EWG 14 2021A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

EWG 14 2021A 

Project Title

Empowering Indigenous Social Awareness on Renewable Energy and Increasing Inclusion Sustainability for Green Energy Applications in APEC Regions 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency, Low Carbon and Energy Resiliency Measures (EELCER) 

Project Year

2021 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

100,000 

Co-funding Amount

107,600 

Total Project Value

207,600 

Sponsoring Forum

Energy Working Group (EWG) 

Topics

Energy 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Chinese Taipei 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Indonesia; Japan; Thailand; United States 

Expected Start Date

01/03/2022 

Expected Completion Date

30/06/2023 

Project Proponent Name 1

Chu Chen-Yeon 

Job Title 1

Associate Professor 

Organization 1

Feng Chia University 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(886-4) 24517250 Extension 5323 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

cychu@mail.fcu.edu.tw 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Chu Chen-Yeon 

Project Summary

This proposal aims to promote indigenous social awareness on renewable energy and increase inclusion sustainability for green energy applications in the APEC region. This project addressed EWG's main goals of doubling renewable energy to promote capacity building, best practices, and accelerating the development of renewable energy technologies, and meets 2021 APEC priorities to increase inclusion and sustainability for a better society and generate green energy applications.

The project will conduct a 3-day event of Policy dialogue, Virtual training course, and Workshop and green farm on-site learning held in November 2022 at a selected tribe in Chinese Taipei. These activities will invite experts from APEC EWG/EGNRET delegates, indigenous seniors, private sectors, and two nominated indigenous participants from APEC member economies. The participants have opportunities to interact and build collaborations on green indigenous community development in the APEC region.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: This project plans to empower the indigenous social awareness on renewable energy and to increase sustainability for green energy applications in APEC regions with capacity building, best practices, and accelerating the development of renewable energy technologies in the symbiosis energy (hereinafter called Symnergy) of the indigenous community. Indigenous people own unique social and culture that shares collective ancestral titing to the lands and natural resources where they live. Consequently, the land and natural resources on which they depend are inextricably linked to their identities, cultures, livelihoods, as well as their physical and spiritual well-being. However, indigenous peoples often lack formal recognition over their lands, territories, and natural resources are usually last to receive public investments in essential services and infrastructure. This legacy of inequality and exclusion has made indigenous communities more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and natural hazards. Symnergy is an innovative model of symbiosis energy for rural community development and social awareness. It has social and environmental benefits for the community to be self-sustained. This project allows interaction and building bilateral and cultural exchanges to develop renewable energy technology and economic sustainability to increase the inclusion sustainability of indigenous communities for green energy applications in the APEC region. Currently, in APEC’s developing economies, most indigenous people’s land is located in remote rural areas, and it is difficult to connect the centralized power grid for access to clean energy. Therefore, this project aims to demonstrate the best practice model for developing the indigenous green energy farm with the small-scale distributed renewable energy system. This project is to help APEC’s developing economies build green energy farms with access to distributed renewable energy. Therefore, this project will help promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy security, and energy resiliency, including the development of low carbon technology and alternative energy sources. The project will help build up the green energy smart farms in APEC’s developing economies and build sustainable and resilient communities.

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities:

This project meets the APEC Sub-Fund on Energy Efficiency, Low Carbon, and Energy Resiliency Measures (EELCER) eligibility criteria and priorities to deliver the best practices, enhance energy access, and accelerate renewable energy technologies on Symnergy indigenous community activities. This project also meets capacity-building initiatives for APEC developing economies by a 3-day event, policy dialogue, and multilateral and cultural exchanges that increase the inclusion and economic sustainability in the APEC region. This project also contributes to achieving APEC's aggregate energy intensity reduction goal of 45% by 2035, which was agreed upon at the APEC Leaders Meeting in Honolulu in 2011. Another relevance is to achieve the goal of doubling the share of renewables by 2030, shown in the APEC Leaders Declaration in Beijing in 2014. In attaining these targets, APEC economies should enhance cooperation and promote innovation in renewable energy technologies to improve renewable energy resilience in the APEC region.

Relevance – Capacity Building:

The project will conduct a 3-day event of policy dialogue,  virtual training course, and Workshop and green farm on-site learning to increase the social awareness and inclusion sustainability of renewable energy technologies. The 3-day event will be held at a selected tribe in Chinese Taipei. These activities plan to invite experts from the private sector, APEC EWG/EGNRET delegations, and the nominated indigenous participants from each APEC member economy. The indigenous cultural heritage is very close to nature, such as making clothes or crafts and housing with cellulose-based agricultural plantations. Through this project, the indigenous will be trained on social awareness on accepting the dissemination of renewable technologies to use the agricultural waste to become a renewable energy source for community self-sustaining using the Symnergy concept. This project also builds the capacity of APEC developing economies to enable member economies to collaborate, share, strengthen, maintain and develop knowledge, abilities, skills, and technical know-how, to reach APEC's long-term goals and objectives. The participants from government, industrial or academic sectors will acquire the knowledge and skill applicable for improving environments or solving existing problems in the rural community. As a result, developing economies will reach the APEC’s goals for capacity building on sustainable growth, equitable development, and improving the social well-being of the member economies. Thus, those economies will obtain, strengthen, maintain and develop abilities to improve their policies or institutional structures. The project results can assist the indigenous people in the APEC region and increase the facilitation process of the social economy.

Objectives

This project plans to build indigenous people's social awareness of renewable energy technologies by developing knowledge, ability, skill through virtual training courses facilitated by a green farm bioenergy demonstration site in the indigenous community. The 3-day event allows indigenous people to learn the basic skills of renewable energy technologies and get knowledge from the experts about the importance of reducing CO2 emissions in daily activities. From the Workshop, the participants will clearly understand how renewable energy can support economic growth and sustain the cultural heritage. Furthermore, it opens the opportunities for cultural exchange with other APEC member economies to increase inclusions for green energy applications.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC: This project aims to empower indigenous social awareness on renewable energy technology development and the Symnergy indigenous community to increase the inclusion sustainability in the APEC region by learning from 3-day events, which positively impacts the next generations and benefits the indigenous population. This project meets the priorities of APEC New Zealand 2021, increasing inclusion and sustainability for recovery by building a better society for all people and generating green energy applications. It focuses on activities that will enhance energy resiliency, highlighted the importance at the APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting in 2015, and energy access underlined by the APEC Leaders Meetings in 2016, 2017, and 2020. 

Alignment – Forum: This project is aligned with EWG's 2019-2023 strategic plan on Promote Energy Efficiency and Low-carbon Communities to develop the inclusion of human resource base and energy consumers within APEC member economies. The project plans to invite professionals, private sectors, APEC economies representatives, and nominated indigenous participants from APEC member economies to join the events. The event gives opportunities to interact and build bilateral and cultural exchanges to develop a self-sustaining and green indigenous community in the APEC Region to meet the capacity-building needs of APEC developing economies. This improves their analytical, technical, operational, and policy capacity in energy efficiency and overall energy literacy. In addition, according to EWG’s Proposed Work Plan for 2015, this project aligns with EWG’s goal to accelerate efforts on renewable energy to help meet the new aspirational goal to double the share of renewable energy in APEC’s energy mix by 2030 over a 2010 baseline. Moreover, this project’s objectives also meet the goal in recent EWG’s Five-Year Strategic Plan to develop practical policy recommendations for addressing impediments to the increased use of renewable energy technologies and for including them in domestic energy plans.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:

This project aims to demonstrate the best practices of developing indigenous social awareness on renewable energy and disseminating green technologies to increase the sustainability of green energy applications in the APEC region.

The output of this project will be a 3-day event and a Project Report.

1)   A 3-day Event: There are three activities in the 3-day event on November 3-5, 2022, which includes activities of "Policy dialogue," "Virtual training course," and "Workshop and green farm on-site learning." The PO will invite the experts/speakers, researchers, and participants from professionals, private sectors, government, and academia from APEC member economies. It is taking into account the composition of speakers and participants from indigenous and general to be 30-50% and gender considerations. The event gives opportunities to interact and build bilateral and cultural exchanges to establish a self-sustaining and green indigenous community in the APEC region to meet capacity-building needs for APEC developing economies. This improves their analytical, technical, operational, and policy capacity in renewable energy regulation and overall energy literacy.

a) Policy Dialog: On the first day morning of the event. The APEC economies’ representatives will meet on the policy dialog about mitigation of CO2  emission, agricultural waste management, and renewable energy technology and regulations for the indigenous people. The PO will invite three experts, researchers, and policymakers as speakers, and at least 20 participants will attend the events. The results of the policy recommendation will be included as part of the final report.

b) Virtual training course: This virtual training course will be held on the first day afternoon of the 3-day event on November 3, 2022. A Virtual Training Module around 30 pages in length which contains the details course description, target audiences, and topics to be covered, will be distributed to the participants. It will engage and empower the participants' awareness of green energy technologies. The scope of the training is Empowering Indigenous Social Awareness on Renewable Energy, with the objectives to promote indigenous social awareness on renewable energy and increase inclusion sustainability for green energy applications in the APEC region. The target audiences will be 60 participants (considering the indigenous representatives and gender equality of 30-50%). The training module will have the following structure: table of contents, six topics to be covered, which are (1) Introduction to SDGs , (2) Introduction to renewable energy , (3) Indigenous cultural lifestyle , (4) Increasing indigenous inclusions of renewable energy technology and regulations for green energy applications , (5) Agricultural waste management from indigenous cultural activities , and (6) Symbiosis energy model in the rural area. After delivering the course materials, the speakers gave interactive, open-ended questions to the participants during the lecture to determine their level of understanding of the material given. Then, after the training material has been delivered, an assessment will be conducted using an online form summative test. The course plan to invite six lecturers/experts and participants from universities, professionals, and indigenous seniors from the APEC economies. The training module (a soft copy of training materials) will be included in the Project Report.

c) Workshop and green farm on-site learning: The Workshop delivers the speakers' research expertise, experiences, and consultations, including green energy, empowerment community, indigenous culture, human resources, and renewable energy implementation in the rural community to the invited participants from the APEC region. The workshop topics will include Introduction to SDGs, Introduction to renewable energy, Indigenous cultural lifestyle, Increasing indigenous inclusions of renewable energy technology and regulations for green energy applications, Agricultural waste management from indigenous cultural activities, and Symbiosis energy model in the rural area. The Workshop will be continued with the green farm on-site learning at the Green Birth Farm at the indigenous tribe on the 3rd day of the 3-day event. The participants will join the event and learn from the course delivered by experts and professionals on-site at the green farm. At the same time, the participants also can learn the experience of how to run the integrated bioenergy power plant from the indigenous experts at the demo site. The PO plans to invite 40 participants and 12 experts/speakers to attend the Workshop and green farm on-site learning by considering the composition of the indigenous and female speakers and participants of 30-50%. After the event, the participants are expected to develop their knowledge and understanding of the indigenous culture, interact face-to-face, and disseminate this idea to establish a sustaining indigenous community in the APEC Region. The Workshop and green farm on-site learning report will be included in the Project Report.

2) Project Report: The Project Report will be included the "Policy dialogue," "Virtual Training Course," "Workshop and Green Farm On-Site Learning" reports, which will be about 60 pages in total.

The rough structure of the Project Report will include a table of contents, executive summary, topics, and recommendations. It will highlight the recommendations to develop renewable energy awareness and technology dissemination of the indigenous people to increase the cultural sustainability for green energy applications in the APEC region. The tentative topics will be included three topics in the Policy Dialogue: (1) Aboriginal land planning and climate change, (2) Agricultural waste management and bioenergy in aboriginal areas, and (3) Renewable energy technology and regulations in the aboriginal area. In addition, there are six topics for the Training Course (see B.4.1.b.), and nine topics for Workshop and green farm on-site learning, including (1) Bioenergy from Biomass for Rural Community, (2) SME Entrepreneurship, (3) Sustainable Renewable Energy for Indigenous People, (4) Green Cultural Life, (5) Green Vehicles Application in rural areas, (6) Microgrid applications in rural area, (7) Scale-up of  solar PV in rural area, (8) Scale-up Agricultural waste of bioenergy technology, and, (9) Integration of Renewable energy into microgrid system. 

Outcomes:

The outcomes will be reported to the APEC EGNRET meeting in 2023. It will provide the APEC EWG and/or APEC EGNRET's participants with more inspiration to guide their government to revise and improve the policy of renewable energy regulations for the indigenous people. The impacts, changes, and benefits to be achieved as the expected outcomes include:

1) All APEC Economies' existing legislation and policy frameworks for building the indigenous people's social awareness of renewable energy technologies will be categorized and reviewed. A preliminary guidance on building the indigenous people's social awareness of renewable energy technology and regulations is presented.

2) The indigenous people's awareness, knowledge, and skills in applying green energy for sustaining cultural heritage are increased.

3)  After this project, all participants who attended the 3 activities in the 3-day event, including university students, NGO members, indigenous community activists, and staff in private sectors, can develop social awareness of renewable energy technology and regulations for the indigenous community domestic and the APEC region. Moreover, the capacity building of young and female participants will be built up to increase the inclusion sustainability of green energy technology in the APEC Region.

Beneficiaries:

The PO plan to invite the indigenous experts/speakers from Australia; Canada;  New Zealand;  Peru and United States. The indigenous participants and trainees will invite at least 14 APEC member economies from Australia;  Canada;  Chile; Chinese Taipei; Indonesia; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Thailand; United States and Viet Nam.

The private sector participants in renewable energy companies, agricultural industries, waste management companies will be invited. Policymakers and leaders in strategic government positions will also be invited as experts/speakers or participants.

The ratio and detailed identities of indigenous and non-indigenous participants in the 3-day event are listed in the table below. Experts from academia include bioenergy, biotechnology, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, business and economics, business innovations, electrical engineering, law, and social sciences. The invited participants and speakers/experts are mainly from the APEC region.

The non-member participants' invitations will follow the APEC guidelines. In addition, the PO plans to invite the participants by considering gender equality, professionals, private sectors, the APEC economies representatives, and the nominated indigenous participants from APEC member economies to join the events for sharing and exchanging culture, knowledge, and skills. Thus, the participants can interact face-to-face and bilaterally to develop an economically sustaining and green indigenous community in the APEC Region. Through the 3-day event, it may be inspired to develop more advanced research and technology. The policymakers will build up the renewable energy regulation framework on the indigenous land through the 3-day events.

Event

Take part role

The ratio of the indigenous to non-indigenous

Number of partici-pants

Number of Indigenous People

The indigenous partici-pants invited from

The profile of the majority of participants

Skillsets and experience

Policy dialogue

Experts (3 Speakers, 2 panelists, 1 moderator)

33%

6

2

Australia, New Zealand

Policymakers and leaders in strategic positions, Professionals, Academic researchers

High-level government officials or Professors

Participants

50%

20

10

All APEC economies

Policymakers and leaders in strategic positions, Professionals, Academic researchers, Indigenous seniors

Government officials, Aboriginal local officials, Researchers and Lecturers etc.

Virtual training course

Lecturers

50%

6

3

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Peru, United States

Professionals, Academic researchers, Government Officers, Indigenous seniors

High-level government officials or Professors

Trainees

33%

60

20

All APEC economies

University students, NGO members, Indigenous community activists, Staff in private sectors

Primary renewable energy and climate change concept

Workshop and green farm on-site learning

Experts

speakers

33%

12

4

Canada, New Zealand, Peru, and United States

Professionals, Academic Researchers, Leaders in private sectors, Government Officers, Indigenous seniors

High-level government officials, Professors, Senior indigenous people with green energy promotion experience or with farm management experience

Participants

50%

40

20

At least 14 APEC member economies from Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei,  Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, United States, and Viet Nam.

Policymakers, Leaders in strategic positions, Professionals, Academic researchers, Indigenous seniors, University students, NGO members, Indigenous community activists, Staff in private sectors

Basic renewable energy and climate change concept with or with farm management experience


Dissemination

As mentioned above, the target audiences of this project event will come from research institutions, universities, professionals, government entities, and private sectors in the APEC region. The Training Module will be disseminated through the Microsoft Teams platform maximum of two weeks (October 2022)  before the virtual training starts. The Project Report included the Policy Dialog report, Virtual Training Course, Workshop, and green farm on-site learning plans for dissemination publicly in middle 2023 after being reviewed by the APEC EGNRET meeting and reporting to the APEC EWG meeting. 

Gender

The events will invite the participants considering gender equality from APEC economies, including policymakers, professionals, private sectors, APEC economies representatives, and nominated indigenous participants from APEC member economies, to join the events to share and exchange culture and knowledge skills. The PO will ensure it will reach at least 40% female speakers/experts and 40% participants in all events. This project supports the promoting women’s economic empowerment in 2 pillars in number 3 of “Skills, Capacity Building, and Health” and number 5 of “Innovation and Technology”. The sex-disaggregated data for all speakers and participants to examine will be collected to check whether the project has met gender targets. The expected female speakers' topic has already been added in the work plan. The post-event evaluation will also include a question item that explicitly asks whether the project event sufficiently addressed the needs of the females in green energy for sustainable indigenous culture. PO is committed to collecting sex-disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (not only those funded by APEC) at the project event. This data will be included when submitting a Project Report to the Secretariat upon completion of the project and providing guidance to future POs on their gender parity targets.

Targets

Female Participants (%)

40

Female Speakers/Experts (%)

40

Referring to the Guide on Gender Criteria for APEC Project Proposals in the Guidebook on APEC Projects, please tick the pillar or pillars that this project supports, in promoting women's economic empowerment:

5 Pillars (you may tick more than one)

1

Access to Capital and Assets

2

Access to Markets

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

4

Leadership, Voice, and Agency

5

Innovation and Technology


Work Plan



Time

Tasks

Deliverables

March – April 2022

Contracting process

A signed contract

May – July 2022

Prepare 3-day event

Recruitments of the experts and researchers for the Policy Dialog

Recruitment of Speakers and participants for the virtual training course, and Workshop and green farm on-site learning

Policy dialog Speakers. Participants recruitment

Virtual training course recruitment

Demo site connection

Ensure the balance of the number of speakers and participants recruited from indigenous and non-indigenous is 30-50%

Create the list of participants

Classification of indigenous and non-indigenous speakers and participants/trainee

Confirm the training course schedule

Ensure that more than 14 members economies and 40-60 participants join these events and reach the 30~50% gender equality

Sending invitations to speakers

June 2022

Reviewing the delivery format of the Workshop

July – August 2022

Procurement and Contracting

Recruitment of contracted executive teams to hold a 3-day event

Discussion of a 3-day event requirement and signing the contract with a company.

Disseminating and collecting the pre-event participant survey

August – September 2022

Preparing and Send out  the General Information Circular (GIC) to PD to circulate with EWG delegations

General Information Circular (GIC) containing event agenda, participant profile, and nomination form.

1 October 2022

Submit the APEC Project Monitoring Report to the Secretariat

APEC Project Monitoring Report

3-5 November 2022

3-day event: (All speakers are invited to join all panel discussions on days 1, 2, and 3)

Day 1 (morning):  Policy Dialogue:

Topic 1: Aboriginal land planning and climate change

Topic 2: Agricultural waste management and bioenergy in the aboriginal area

Topic 3: Renewable energy technology and regulations in the aboriginal area

Day 1 (afternoon): Virtual Training Course:

Run the virtual training course according to schedule (details in the online course handout). The training course consists of 6 topics :

Topic 1: Introduction to SDGs

Topic 2: Introduction to renewable energy

Topic 3: Indigenous cultural lifestyle

Topic 4: Increasing indigenous inclusions of renewable energy technology and regulations for green energy applications

Topic 5: Agricultural waste management from indigenous cultural activities

Topic 6: Symbiosis energy model in the rural area

Day 2: Workshop and Green Farm On-Site Learning (I)

Topic 1: Bioenergy from Biomass for Rural Community

Topic 2: SME Entrepreneurship (Indigenous expert/speaker)

Topic 3: Sustainable Renewable Energy for Indigenous People

Topic 4:  Green Cultural Life

Topic 5: Green Vehicles Application in rural areas

Topic 6: Microgrid applications in the rural area

Topic 7: Scale-up of  solar PV in the rural area

Topic 8: Scale-up Agricultural waste of bioenergy technology

Topic 9: Integration of Renewable energy into microgrid system

Day 3: Workshop and Green Farm On-Site Learning (II)

Topics to deliver at the Demo site:

Case study 1:  Real case practice Demo site learning

Case study 2: Utilizing Symbiosis energy of renewable energy in indigenous area

Case study 3: Experience sharing of biogas pilot plant in the rural area

3-day Event In Taichung city and Nantou county, Chinese Taipei

Ensure participants and invited speakers will join these events.

Training module (Training material Handbook)

Policy recommendation report (written by the researcher)

8 experts/speakers from indigenous people from the APEC region will be invited

13 professional speakers from universities, experts, research institutes, and public/private sectors in the APEC region will be invited

Event Attendee List

Post-event Survey

December 2022 – February 2023

Drafting of the Project Report.

Submission of the Project Report to the Secretariat for review and to EWG for endorsement

Project Report

March – May  2023

Drafting of the APEC Project Completion Report

Disseminating and collecting the post-event participant survey

APEC Project Completion  Report

30 June 2023

Project Completion Date

August 2023-September 2023

Submit the APEC Project Completion Report and supporting documents to the Secretariat

APEC Project Completion Report

December 2023 –  June 2024

Participating in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects (LTEAP) survey

Risks

No.

Risk

Mitigation Measures

1.

COVID-19 issue for project implementation

The risk of this project is relatively low. The main risk is to ensure sufficient participants and qualified speakers to the event, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure that there will be an adequate number of participants at the event, the PO will liaise with EWG, its sub-fora, and co-sponsoring economies to nominate speakers and participants by email three months earlier in advance.

Furthermore, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held in virtual mode to allow the government officers, policymakers, and experts to attend the event remotely. Besides, the PO will make the first announcement invitation and circulate the information three months earlier by email before the event. Thus, member economies will have sufficient time to nominate appropriate participants to the event.

2.

The quality and attendance of speakers and gender equality

The quality speakers and gender equality who will be invited to attend the event must be concerned. Therefore, the PO must ensure that the invited female speakers are at least 40% of the total speaker. Furthermore, the PO will proactively report the EWG/EGNRET meeting progress. Moreover, the PO will seek APEC member economies' assistance, particularly the co-sponsoring economies, EWG and its Sub-fora, and international organizations to identify and nominate appropriate speakers for the event. Nevertheless, the PO will make early contact with the potential speakers to increase their opportunities to attend the event.

3.

The last-minute speaker cancellations

Based on the uncertain situations of epidemic restrictions, the possible backup speakers will also be prepared for an online presence before the event. In addition, the gender balance must be considered in this project.

4.

The travel restrictions hampering the Green Farm on-site learning program

The PO will continue to monitor and decide whether the event will be carried out in a hybrid or pure virtual manner up to four months before the event and shift to an entirely virtual format if necessary.

5.

The policy recommendations or the training delivered not being implemented in the participants’ home economies

The purpose of this 3-day event is to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills of the indigenous people in applying green energy for sustaining cultural heritage. In addition, the PO will organize a workshop committee in which members invite experts/policy makers from all participants’ home economies to ensure that the Policy Dialog will produce substantial recommendations recognized by all participants and subsequently adopted and used in their economies.


Monitoring and Evaluation

Items

Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting

Outputs

1. A 3-day Event

1. Contracted executed

March - April 2022

Certification by PO

Contract

a. Policy Dialog

2. No. of experts engaged

20

Attendance List

Completion Report

3. No. of attending economies

14

Attendance List

Completion Report

4. No. of travel eligible economies

11

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

5. % of participating men/women

60/40

Attendance List

Completion Report

6. Content developed and deployed

May – Oct. 2022

Certification by PO

Completion Report

b. Virtual Training Course

7. No. of experts engaged

20

Attendance List

Completion Report

8. No. of attending economies

14

Attendance List

Completion Report

9. No. of travel eligible economies

0

Attendance List

Completion Report

10. % of participating men/women

60/40

Attendance List

Completion Report

11. Content developed and deployed

May – Oct. 2022

Certification by PO

Completion Report

c. Workshop and green farm on-site learning

12. No. of experts engaged

20

Attendance List

Completion Report

13. No. of attending economies

14

Attendance List

Completion Report

14. No. of travel eligible economies

11

Attendance List

Completion Report

15. % of participating men/women

60/40

Attendance List

Completion Report

16. Content developed and deployed

May – Oct. 2022

Certification by PO

Completion Report

2. Project Report

17. Number of pages

30

Certification by PO

Email to the Secretariat

18. Submission to the Secretariat

December 31, 2022

Submission to the Secretariat

Email to the Secretariat

Outcomes

1. Participants' knowledge of the indigenous people's awareness and skills in applying green energy to sustain cultural heritage.

1. Implementation of international best practices by economies

2022 to 2023

Tracking economies six months after the event

Report to Working Group

2. % of participants report substantial knowledge increase

75%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

3. developing APEC economies report substantial knowledge increase

25%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

4. women report substantial knowledge increase

33%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

2. Capacity building and networking The participants (focus on indigenous) learn knowledge and technologies of renewable energy.

5. % of participants report substantial knowledge increase

75%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

6. developing APEC economies report substantial knowledge increase

25%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

7. women report substantial knowledge increase

33%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report


Linkages

This project will have linkages with Energy Working Group (EWG), Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies (EGNRET), and Energy Resiliency Task Force (ER-TF), to enhance the contributions of indigenous empowerment to the region's economic growth and green energy applications. In addition, the financing aspects of this project may also interest the Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG). The green farm bioenergy plant is the best practice location to learn about bioenergy on-site. The bioenergy pilot plant was already designed, built, and interconnected with the PV system using the self-fund project in Chinese Taipei. The result and experience of building the smart renewable energy pilot system will be released and disseminated in the event in the APEC region. Therefore, APEC is the best source for funding to enhance a science-based education and collaboration framework: Empowering Indigenous Social Awareness on Renewable Energy and Increasing Inclusion Sustainability for Green energy applications in the APEC Region. In addition, APEC’s developed economies have resources, technical expertise, and network in developing the roadmap, technologies, and implementation process. These resources are instrumental to this project and reach APEC goals promoting green growth and a sustainable environment.

Sustainability

The project outcome will outline several recommendations to develop the indigenous people's awareness of renewable energy technology and regulations in the APEC Region. In addition, it will provide opportunities to enhance renewable energy dissemination and sustainability for green energy applications. Finally, it will meet the APEC aspirational goal to double the share of renewables, including power generation, by 2030 in APEC’s energy mix event in the 2014 APEC Leaders’ Declaration. Furthermore, the project will share the knowledge and experiences of a successful green farm renewable energy technology pilot system to benefit the self-sustained green energy community. Moreover, it will lead to the further development of modern renewable energy systems in the APEC region. Finally, it will help APEC developing economies ensure universal access to current energy services represented in the UN’s “Sustainable Energy for All” (SE4All) initiative. All the project documents, including the Workshop and virtual training course handout and the  Completion Report for empowering the indigenous people on the social awareness of renewable energy technology and regulations, will be uploaded to the APEC EWG website. Thus, the best practice of the green farm renewable energy technology pilot system will be delivered to the event participants. As a result, indigenous communities in the APEC region will be sustained and empowered from this project's achievements.

Project Overseers

The Project Overseers is Chen-Yeon Chu, Ph.D., Prof. for Ph. D. program of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering/Master’s Program of Green Energy Science and Technology), and the Director of the Institute of Green Products, Feng Chia University (FCU) in Chinese Taipei. Also, he is the CEO of Green Chemistry Bionet Asia Pacific Association and Chief of Division of International Cooperation, Green Energy Development Center at FCU. Dr. Chu has an expert background in bioreactors, biogas, biomass, bioprocess engineering, fermentation technology, and environmental biotechnology. His work and research interests include fermentative biohydrogen energy technology, green hydrogen energy technology, and economy, green energy demonstration system of biological technology, talent training in biomass energy technology, hydrodynamic and kinetics in a fermenter system, bioreactor design, and scale up with the publication of 75 refereed journal papers. In addition, he owns some of the academic awards e.g. Best Award in The 2013 International Capstone Design Contest on Renewable Energy Technology (CORE2013), Korea (2013/01); FCU Excellent Research Awards (2010-2016); Best Paper Awards of Junior Session in International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy Issues (CYSEI-2011), Lithuania. (2011/05).

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

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Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

No.

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Total Hours / Rate

Total Amount (US$)

1

Contractors Secretary:

a) Collecting and editing documents and reports (50 hours)

b) Assist in editing summary report for project report (40 hours)

c) Prepare and arrange the event venue (30 hours)

d) Collect data and photos of the event (10 hours)

e) Organize the materials and data of the event for reference (20 hours)

150 hours @ $30/hour

4,500

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Researcher:

Review the APEC legislation and policy framework for the APEC green energy in the indigenous community

Topic 1: Aboriginal land planning and climate change (60 hours)

Topic 2: Agricultural waste management and bioenergy in the aboriginal area (60 hours)

Topic 3: Renewable energy technology and regulations in the aboriginal area (60 hours)

180 hours @ $50/hour

9,000

3

General Staffs – assist and arrange the venue, agenda and itinerary of the 3-day event

100 hours @ $20/hour x 2 persons

4,000

4

Consultant – Provide reviewer comments on policy recommendations made by researchers and validity of the project report.

50 hours @ $40/hour x 1 person

2,000

Total:

19,500


Waivers

Not Applicable.

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