Islan Asset Management

Mission

The German Agency for International Cooperation’s (GIZ) has mandated Islan Asset Management to establish the Southern Africa Regional Carbon Facility (SRCF) with Ecoinvest Carbon SA as technical advisor. SRCF will commercialise carbon credits building on GIZ’s Programme for Basic Energy and Conservation (ProBEC), a multi-technology, multi-geography initiative to introduce energy efficient cooking stoves beginning in 1999.

SRCF will bring private investment to establish a sustainable, self-financing carbon facility to replace public funding and expand cook stove projects as well as encourage development of emission reduction projects in southern Africa.

SRCF is supported by the Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community, the inter-governmental body representing 15 member states covering the ProBEC projects.

Organization Type Private Industry

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Ms. Tenke Zoltani
tenke.zoltani@islan.ch
Secondary Contact


Address Domaine de l'Islan
Bavois,
1372
Switzerland
Website www.islan.ch
Phone
Fax
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

Islan Asset Management is currently working with projects in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania for locally made cookstoves, with the goal to scale these up and register them in the Gold Standard CDM. Islan Asset Management supports local businesses and local stove models, provides employment opportunities and works in community-based models.

Fuels/Technologies: Biogas
Biomass
Coal
Hydroelectric
Sectors of Experience: Agriculture
Carbon Finance
Energy
Environment
Financial/Banking
Forestry
Renewable Energy
Rural Development
Countries of Operation:

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

Education on benefits of improved stoves over baseline is key, and marketing to get out the word.


Market development for improved cooking technologies:

SRCF management has identified strategies for scaling up through the purchase of additional manufacturing materials, boosting transport to market, training new producers and increasing marketing efforts.

Preliminary stove testing has been performed, contact with national governments has been initiated and project preparatory notes prepared.

A successful meeting with the SADC Energy Directorate at the end of March confirmed the ongoing engagement with Islan in absence of ProBEC and solidified the next steps in both governmental support and CDM development.

Islan’s membership in the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as of March 2011 ensures continued visibility, knowledge sharing and access to additional projects.

We are now devising marketing and scaling strategies for local partners.


Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

We are concerned with locally made models and do not support market manipulation through subsidies or free giveaways. Technologies should be locally available and adaptable.


Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

We are very interested in having partners for this, currently we are working with Carbon Keeper and Berkeley Air.

Relevant Publications or Studies

We have been quoted in Bloomberg, Reuters, etc.

Our Contribution to the Partnership

Through experience sharing, carbon finance skills, knowledge of local markets and 'what works', we are interested in contributing where possible and co-investing with partners.