The Global Energy Network for Urban Settlements (GENUS) was established by UN-HABITAT to encourage and support the design and implementation of energy-access programmes and projects for the urban poor worldwide. GENUS is a dynamic partnership of institutions to promote collaboration among the public and private sectors, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, grassroots groups, national and international development agencies, working in the urban energy sector.
The main goal of GENUS is to encourage and support implementation and replication of affordable and environmentally sustainable energy progarammes and projects globally, particularly for the urban poor. More specifically, the network aims at:
By facilitating sharing of information through a global base of knowledge on energy-related topics (e.g. energy from waste, slum electrification, improved urban mobility), with a special focus on the urban poor, GENUS seeks to foster commitment and interest in the application of new and improved energy-access policies, and increase the number of local authorities active in the area of improving access to clean modern energy services, including those for the urban poor.
GENUS operates globally yet has three regional focus areas and themes:
The GENUS Secretariat
Urban Energy Unit
P.O. Box 30030 Nairobi 00100
Tel: (254-20) 7624343,
Fax: (254-20) 7623080
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