FGV is honored by the UN at an event in Austria

Institutional
10 January 2013

Retrospect 2012. FGV Projetos received from the United Nations Organization (UN) the best solution award, in the context of the Global South-South Development Expo 2012, in which it took part upon recommendation of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The event took place in December, in Vienna, Austria, in the headquarters of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the UN agency dedicated to industrial development for poverty reduction. The proposal submitted by FGV Projetos in the panel Solution Exchange Forum on Energy, Climate Change and Energy Access, focuses on the transfer of technology and knowledge, through economic, financial and technical resources feasibility studies for the production of biofuels and foods in South-South countries, with a focus in Mozambique. The methodology brought to the event by the unit refers to the Master Plan developed under the program ProSavana that guided the creation of an investment fund for the Nacala Corridor. The South-South and Triangular Cooperation Leadership Awards indicates the international recognition for the broad trajectory of studies, projects and experiences consolidated by the teachers, specialists and coordinators of FGV with various partners around issues related to biofuels. In the closing of the meeting, the director of FGV Projects, Cesar Cunha Campos, made an acceptance speech thanking for the prize award. According to the director, the methodology developed by FGV on energy supply and poverty reduction represents the alliance of the academic world with the Brazilian way of development and counts on a large team of experts. What this team is trying to do, and this award represents, is to combine the approach to social issues with an understanding of environmental issues, both family and entrepreneurial businesses, regulations, labor laws and a strong partnership with the financial industry. We try to share the best practices and we believe that when a project integrates all aspects of the human being, it can bring economic development and social development. It is a difficult task and it requires time and commitment, but the Brazilians know how to develop it, and we can assure them it is worth it, he concludes. In the photo: the director of FGV Projetos, Cesar Cunha Campos, receives the award for best solution in the Global South-South Expo 2012