Green Innovation and Development Centre

McKnight (2016 - 2017)

Project Title: Promoting inclusive and alternative power development in Vietnam, second phase

Objective of the project:

  • To facilitate the application of local energy planning and sustainable energy solutions in off-grid communities in Dack Ring commune, Konplong district of Kontum province, in central highland of Vietnam .
  • To empower local energy planning based- communities in Vietnam to enable the application of sustainable energy solutions and increasing energy access for their community
  • To convene dialogues between LEP communities and provincial authorities and agencies to promote the benefits of LEP and sustainable energy solutions for local development goals


  • Fieldtrip and orientation workshop on LEP and project roadmap for local partners and authorities in Dack Ring commune, Kon Plong district, Kon Tum province.
  • Training for local partners and Local Energy Team (LET) on LEP process, sustainable energy (SE) solutions and data collection.
  • Questionnaire and data processor adjustment.
  • Data collection by LET, assisted by district officers and field staff.
  • Data entry and analysis; development of resource maps, energy balances
  • Workshop on problem analysis; setting objectives
  • Investigate possible solutions.
  • Workshop to demonstrate sustainable energy models and finalize LEP.
  • Awareness raising and communication activities
  • Networking and learning workshop among Local Energy Planning communities: training on participatory approach, making capacity building plan.
  • Developing forum for information sharing using ICT and social media.
  • Technical support for development of SE solution clubs (e.g. biogas club, energy saving group, etc.).
  • Capacity building for local energy team on Communication and public speaking, Project management and Proposal writing skills.
  • Capacity building for GreenID on subgrant management skills.
  • Providing seed fund for LEP communities in Kontum and other province to implement local SE initiatives.
  • Documenting LEP good practices and lesson learnt.
  • Creating LEP manual.
  • Multistakeholder dialogue on alternative energy solutions (EE and LEP)

Project duration: from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017

The project is implemented under the sponsorship of McKnight Foundation