Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) is a multidisciplinary higher education institution situated centrally in the most populated area of Southern Finland.
In this project HAMK acts as the administrative coordinator and is responsible for monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance. Information dissemination is performed by all partners but coordinated by HAMK. HAMK provides technical advice on sustainable energy and energy efficiency in construction:
Technical advice on sustainable building
- Sustainable building and energy trainings
- Support to Development of Manual and tehnical notes on sustainable building for hot and arid areas
- Support to Development of recommendations on sustainable building and energy efficiency in Building and Energy regulations
- Evaluation of housing development project works
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Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC) admistratively falls under the research division of Strathmore University. It was established in 2012 with an aim of carrying out high quality research, technical training as well as consultancy services in the energy sector in Kenya. SERC has developed synergic partnerships with developmental organizations, government institutions, private companies, research centres and other educational institutions.
SERC will be the local coordination agent of the project between HAMK, UN-HABITAT and Marsabit County Government an it will be in charge of:
- Devoping Business Models
- Scaling the project within the local Market
- Coordinating the technical design of the water/sanitation and RE engineering
- Monitoring of the project progress (quality assurance of the pilot houses)
- Developing renewable energy marketing plans for the county governments to enable actualization of RE/EE business ventures
For more information visit the website: serc.strathmore.edu
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) is the United Nations agency for human settlements and sustainable development. It was established in 1978 after the first UN Conference on Human Settlements and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat I) held in Vancouver, Canada in 1976. UN-HABITAT maintains its headquaters at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya.
UN-HABITAT's Energy Unit has extensive experience in urban energy, and extracts lessons learned that can be adopted by other cities in planning for their sustainable energy and climate change mitigation and adaptation action plans. Vital intervention areas include the development of sustainable urban energy plans, strategies, policies and legislation in order to enable the gradual trasition to a low-carbon economy, with environmentally sound urban infrastructure and services. Other outputs include the development of awareness and capacity-building tools on planning sustainable urban energy.
UN-HABITAT's role in this project includes missions such as:
- Technical advice on sustainable building
Support to a sustainable building and energy trainings
Development of Manual and technical notes on sustainable building in hot and arid areas
Development of recommendations on sustainable building and energy efficiency in Building and Energy regulations
Supervision of housing development project works
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County Government of Marsabit (CGM) acts as an administrative body for the vast lands that cover area more than 70000 km2. After a new Kenyan Constitution was implemented in 2010 that had effecftively given more legistlative powers and rights to counties, the County Government of Marsabit is on the way to convert historically poor and troublesome town of Marsabit into a dynamically growing modern city.
Housing is a fully devolved function of the County Government as per the provisions of fouth schedule of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. The Constitution obligates the government to take legislative policy and other measures including the setting of standards to achieve the progressive realization of right. Marsabit County Government's Department of Housing Development os adequately staffed with personel from various expertise. Among them there are physical planners and surveyors. The County aims to provide a sustainable building models and introduce green building practices (sustainable building design with local building materials and clean energy technologies in the construction sector).
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