Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) Projects and Grants Management Director Sathappan Sathappan facilitated a four-day training for consultants of the Vietnam Cleaner Production Center (VNCPC) in Hanoi last June 14-17, 2011.
The training is part of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Energy Efficiency and Cleaner Production Financing Program in Vietnam, which supports enterprises with their modernization investments to achieve energy efficiency, cost savings, higher productivity, and a better environmental performance.
ASSIST partnered with the Energy Conservation Center (ECC) in Ho Chi Min City and the Vietnam Cleaner Production Center (VNCPC) for the EE-CP program.
Its components include the provision of advisory and investment services to selected financial institutions, technical assistance to develop consultancy and training market for EE-CP investments, and the awareness-raising for local industries on the need for and benefits of equipment/ technology/ process upgrades to reduce carbon footprints and pollution impact.
For its part, ASSIST was tapped to develop and standardize training products for small and medium-sized enterprises in the region.#