How to create synergies between UN, research and private sector initiatives in Africa, March 21st, 2019 in Copenhagen from 1 pm – 3.30 pm 


Partnering with UNEP DTU.


The UNEP DTU Partnership is established by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN Environment and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The UNEP DTU Partnership is actively engaged in implementing UN Environment’s Climate Change Strategy and Energy Programme, and, as part of the Technical University of Denmark, the Partnership carries out research as a foundation for its research-based capacity-building activities.

One of UNEP DTU Partnership’s key goals is to support establishment of well-functioning markets and business models in developing countries and emerging economies in order to promote further the transfer and uptake of climate technologies. In addition UNEP DTU Partnership supports developing countries in the development and implementation of climate actions as an integral part of national development planning and policies, thus allowing them to be more ambitious about their commitments under the UN Climate Change Convention.

This seminar shares insights on UNEP DTU Partnership’s activities in Africa and provides examples of collaboration with the private sector.


1.00 pm: Welcome and presentation of UNEP-DTU 
Head of Section, Mrs. Sara Trærup, Ph.D.  (UNEP-DTU)
– UNEP DTU Partnerships and our work in Africa
– Projects in Africa

1.35 pm: Company case 1: Vestas + partners
Post Doc. Researcher, Mrs. Mathilde Brix Pedersen (UNEP-DTU)
Supporting sustainable mini-grid development and local production of wind turbines in Kenya – a collaboration between Vestas, SustainableEnergy, Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC), Rural Electrification Authority Kenya, and UNEP DTU Partnership.

2.15 pm: Accelerating energy efficiency initiatives and opportunities in Africa
Senior Advisor, Mr. Søren Lütken (UNEP-DTU)

3.00 pm: How to engage with UNEP-DTU
– Ways to collaborate (UNEP-DTU)

3.30 pm: Networking
Coffee, water and snacks will be served during the seminar and we will have lots of networking breaks enabling you to mingle, network, discuss and share experiences.


Video: “Who are we” – UNEP DTU

Venue / Price 

Members of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK: Free of charge
Non-members: EURO 100 (ex. VAT)
Place / Venue: UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen OE. (DK) (

Through in-depth research, policy analysis, and capacity building activities, the Partnership assists developing countries in a transition towards more low carbon development paths, and supports integration of climate-resilience in national development.