Multi-actor Partnership (MAP)
Germanwatch and Balkan Green Foundation (BGF) jointly started the initiative of planning the Multi-actor Partnership (MAP) project which tackles the transition of Kosovo's energy system, and in particular its electricity system, towards a more sustainable state, increasing the share of renewable energy, and improving local energy efficiency, - urgent issues with direct and indirect economic, ecologic, health and peace building consequences for at the 1.8 million citizens of Kosovo as well as the neighbouring regions.
The project effectively will foster a local multi-actor partnership as an ideal mean to create resonance and support from key local actors, to develop their own vision of a sustainable energy transition as a common societal project.
Additionally, the project aims to transfer knowledge amid key local actors and other experienced knowledge carriers from around Europe in order to enable Kosovo to leapfrog on lessons learned in implementing sustainable energy transitions and integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning. The target group of the project involves all those parties who are relevant for designing, implementing and executing a sustainable energy transition in Kosovo and the Western Balkan: Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the Government, the private sector, local municipalities, media and university students.
The project is developmentally effective because an economic, secure, socially acceptable and sustainable electricity supply is at the heart of any long-term economic development and specific to Kosovo is the peace building aspect of ensuring a well-functioning electricity system.
Furthermore, the project will seek to invest in local capacity development and tangible pilot projects that will persist over the time frame of the project. Ultimately, it is the citizens of Kosovo who are meant to profit through the project in the long-term, through the positive direct and indirect economic and health effects of a sustainable energy transition.