Financing Resource Efficient and Cleaner Products for SMEs – Stakeholder Guidebook

This Stakeholders’ Guidebook presents a range of financial sources and mechanisms thatcan be used by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the European Unio...



RECP Demonstration project: Results by 2017

Current booklet is called to present results of EaP Green “Resource efficiency and clean production” Demonstration project (RECP) in Armenia, based on activities, estimates, assistance schemes for SMEs implemented t...



Financing for SME

Leaflet on possibilities for financing RECP audits for SMEs has collected available financing options and loans which are available for small and medium companies to pursue their business ideas and cover costs of suggestive resource efficiency measures within their organizat...



RECP Introductory Training

On 14-16 April, in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia, the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus Armenia Branch Office organized 3 days training for preliminary selected National experts within the framework of the UNIDO Regional Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Demonstration Programme. The objective of the training was to present to the training participants the Project objectives and outputs, basic and advanced RECP methods and applications, and supportive management/entrepreneurship topics. Training was attended by preliminary selected national experts, 8 representatives of SME’s and 6 AUA students. International expert Nazir Abidjanov specialized on cleaner production conducted the training in order to deliver in a coordinated and sustainable manner RECP assessment, training, information, advisory and related services that are valuable to enterprises and other organizations considering that successful implementation of the RECP programme requires that groups of national experts in each EaP country can deliver RECP services to enterprises and other organizations in different regions and sectors in their home country. Mr. Nazir Abidjanov started the theoretical and practical part of the training by providing coherence understanding of RECP Methodology, mainstreaming sustainable consumption and production into national strategies: steps needed and nationally appropriate mechanisms for delivering value-adding RECP services to enterprises and SMEs. The whole presentation was accompanied with the case studies, success stories and various examples. The following modules were presented by the trainer:
• RECP Concept and Practice
• RECP baseline and indicators
• RECP Assessment
• Motivation and team
• Initial assessment
• Detailed assessment
Post evaluation questionnaires were completed by the training participants after the presentations of group works at the end of the training. Additionally, national experts were asked to complete test prepared by Mr. Abidjanov to evaluate their knowledge on the given training. At the end of the training participants presented their recommendations for the training. Recommendations raised by participants were targeting project continuity as well as essentials key factors to create stable knowledge based background to expand the scope of project opportunities. Training participants also expressed their willingness to support effective project implementation and be involved in all stages of project intervention.