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WEECAM project: implementation of a sustainable W3E recovery sector in Cameroon
Solidarité Technologique est une association française agissant à Yaoundé dans le domaine de la formation professionnelle des jeunes démunis et la revalorisation et le recyclage des déchets d’équipement électriques et électroniques (D3E).
Les D3E sont une catégorie de déchets posant une double problématique : une croissance rapide ainsi que des contraintes de gestion importantes au vu de certains composants toxiques. Les pays en développement sont particulièrement exposés à cette problématique : leur croissance économique et démographique rapide, ainsi que les changements sociaux et culturels entraînés par le...
Solidarité Technologique is a French association working in Yaounde in the field of vocational training for disadvantaged young people and the recovery and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (W3E).
W3E is a category of waste that poses a dual problem: rapid growth and significant management constraints in view of certain toxic components. Developing countries are particularly exposed to this problem: their rapid economic and demographic growth, as well as the social and cultural changes brought about by such development, are leading to a sharp increase in the flow of W3E.
 
Since 2011, La Guilde, a French association recognised as a public utility, has been supporting Solidarité Technologique in setting up the first W3E recycling sector in Central Africa. A first treatment and recovery centre was opened in Yaounde in 2012.
Since then, its activity has been growing and Solidarité Technologique was awarded the Suez Initiative Prize - Institut de France for Social Entrepreneurship in June 2016. La Guilde and Solidarité Technologique are jointly launching the WEEECAM project, a major undertaking whose objective is to move the existing activity on to the semi-industrial scale.
 
The project, when it reaches full maturity at the end of year 5, will allow the full-time employment of 157 people. Partnerships will be established with various local players who will ensure the collection of W3E, in a thoughtful and constructive collaboration with the informal sector.
The success of the project will allow the validation of a model that can be transferred to other countries, particularly in Africa where such activity is currently absent.
Cellal e Kisal Programme: reducing maternal, neonatal and child morbidity and mortality in Senegal
La région rurale de Kolda au sud du Sénégal est marquée par des taux de mortalité maternelle et infantile nettement supérieurs aux valeurs nationales en raison du manque d’infrastructures et de personnel de santé.
Par ailleurs, du fait de leur éloignement géographique et du faible niveau d’information dont elles disposent sur les parcours de soins, on constate un faible taux de fréquentation des structures de santé par les communautés isolées de la région.
Cellal e Kisal renforce l’accès à une offre de services de qualité en santé maternelle, néonatale et infantile à travers le développement d’un...
The rural region of Kolda in southern Senegal is marked by maternal and child mortality rates well above national values due to lack of infrastructure and health personnel.
Moreover, due to their geographical distance and the low level of information available to them on care options, there is a low rate of attendance at health facilities by isolated communities within the region.
 
Cellal e Kisal improves access to quality maternal, neonatal and child health services by developing an integrated device using information and communication technologies (ICT).
It is based on several interconnected technologies that promote the identification, referencing and follow-up of pregnant women from registration through the first 2 years of the child’s life (Track-Check-Retain approach):
- A mobile application that allows community contacts to connect with health facilities and provide close monitoring of women and children,
- A telemedicine toolbox at health centres to carry out comprehensive examinations in remote areas,
and the telemedicine platform which links regional hospitals and specialist care services.

Results:
- Deployment of the telemedicine toolbox: 735 pregnant women consulted, 9,899 pregnancies and 67,662 children under the age of 5 registered and monitored via the digital device in 2018.
- More than 70,000 participants combined for behaviour change activities (lower-risk pregnancy, gender approach, etc) through the action of the 80 community contact points trained by Amref (public health NGO in Africa).
- Institution of a cervical cancer component with the equipment of health facilities in the region in screening and cryotherapy units.
The digital web of South Alsace: benchmarks, stakeholders and digital issues applied to the industries of the future
Le numérique se diffuse à l’ensemble de l’économie. Si certaines activités sont strictement numériques assurant par exemple des activités informatiques ou de l’édition de logiciels, le numérique se retrouve aussi dans de nombreuses activités telles l’automatique industrielle, l’installation et la maintenance de lignes de production…
 
Au final, les technologies numériques se déploient, comme une toile, dans l’ensemble de l’économie.
L’enjeu, pour le territoire, est double. D’une part, il s’agit de faciliter la numérisation des entreprises industrielles. D’autre part, il s’agit de...
Digital technology is spreading to the economy as a whole. While some activities are strictly digital, such as computer activities or software publishing, digital is also found in many activities such as industrial automation, installation and maintenance of production lines and so on.
 
Ultimately, digital technologies are being deployed, like a web, throughout the economy.
The stakes for the region are two-fold. On the one hand, it is a question of facilitating the digitisation of industrial enterprises. On the other, it is about developing new activities, bringing added value and shaping the future.
 
This study provides an overview of this new ecosystem and the distribution of the roles of each local stakeholder in this "digital web".
 Installing a photovoltaic power plant on the solar canopy in the Huntington Beach City School District of California
Hutington Beach City School District (HBCSD) est un complexe scolaire regroupant 6800 élèves répartis entre 7 écoles élémentaires et 2 établissements secondaires.  
HBCSD poursuivait l’objectif de réaliser des économies annuelles immédiates sur les coûts des services publics afin de se prémunir contre l’inflation future des tarifs d’électricité des services publics, tout en passant à l’électricité verte.
Un partenariat avec ENGIE Services US à partir de 2010 a permis l’installation de 22 212 modules solaires sous forme d’ombrières photovoltaïques qui en plus d’apporter de l’ombre aux élèves dans les...
Huntington Beach City School District (HBCSD) is a school complex of 6,800 students spread across 7 elementary schools and 2 secondary schools.
 
HBCSD pursued the goal of achieving immediate annual savings on utility costs to guard against future rises in utility electricity rates, while switching to green electricity.
 
A partnership with ENGIE Services US since 2010 enabled the installation of 22,212 solar modules in the form of photovoltaic solar shades which, as well as providing shade to students in outdoor spaces, generate a total of 7.77 MWc of capacity from 7 different school sites.
 
A backup diesel generator to increase the independence of the network has also been installed. Annual production reaches 12,670 MWh, with excess energy being re-injected into the distribution network.
 
BE CIRCLE: supporting regions towards a more circular model
BE CIRCLE est une plateforme web avec géodonnées, conçue pour repenser et réorganiser les territoires afin de boucler les cycles de ressources (eau, énergie, matières) à l’échelle locale.
 
L’objectif est de développer la compétitivité et d’améliorer la performance environnementale des zones d’activités et des villes.
 
Cette plateforme de modélisation territoriale a été déployée sur plus de 8 territoires en Europe depuis fin 2018, et a permis de mettre en place des modèles circulaires vertueux de gestion des ressources.
BE CIRCLE is a web platform with geodata, designed to rethink and reorganise the regions to loop resource cycles (water, energy, materials) at the local level.
 
The aim is to develop competitiveness and improve the environmental performance of business areas and cities.
 
This regional modelling platform has been deployed in more than 8 regions of Europe since the end of 2018, and has enabled the implementation of virtuous circular models of resource management.
Simpa India : commercialisation de kits solaires individuels pour les foyers d’Inde rurale
Créée il y a cinq ans, Simpa est une start-up qui commercialise des solar home systems (kits solaires individuels) auprès de foyers d’Inde rurale (jusqu’ici dans les états de l’Uttar Pradesh, de Bihar et d’Orissa).
Ces kits comprennent un panneau solaire à installer sur le toit, une batterie, des lampes LED, un ventilateur et une télévision.
Les équipements sont vendus via un système de lease-to-own à travers un réseau d’agents commerciaux.
L’acquisition de Simpa par ENGIE constitue un exemple concret du repositionnement qu’ENGIE opère vers des solutions de...
Founded five years ago, Simpa is a start-up that markets solar home systems (individual solar kits) to homes in rural India (so far, in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa).
 
These kits include a rooftop solar panel, battery, LED lamps, fan and television.
 
The equipment is sold via a lease-to-own system through a network of sales agents.
 
ENGIE’s acquisition of Simpa is a concrete example of ENGIE's repositioning towards zero-carbon, decentralised energy service solutions.
 
Today, Simpa has 70,000 customers and 750 employees in 3 states (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa). Simpa aims to become a key player in decentralised energy in rural and semi-rural India.
 
Advisory services on public transport and low-carbon bus technologies in Florianópolis
L’objectif de la mission est de fournir au promoteur du projet (SUDERF-Superintendance en charge du développement de la Région métropolitaine de Florianópolis) des éléments de décision pour la planification d’un système de réseau de bus « bas carbone » dans la région de Florianópolis :
• Analyser les options technologiques possibles et identifier des localisations adaptées à l’introduction de la technologie des bus électriques et hybrides ainsi qu’à leurs infrastructures de recharge,
• Conduire une analyse des coûts totaux pour faciliter la décision d’investissement pour différentes technologies de bus à...
The mission’s objective is to provide the project promoter (SUDERF-Superintendent in Charge of the Development of the Metropolitan Region of Florianópolis) with decision-making tools for planning a "low-carbon" bus network system in the region of Florianópolis:
 
• To analyse possible technological options and identify suitable locations for introducing electric and hybrid bus technology and its charging infrastructure,
• Conduct a total cost analysis to facilitate investment decisions for different low-carbon bus technologies,
• Advise on technical needs to implement the technologies selected and continue developing the integrated public transit system,
• Advise on how low-carbon bus systems can be implemented.
 
This advisory mission was intended to help customers make an informed decision about how to decarbonise their bus fleet while finding technical solutions and innovative financing to minimise, or even cancel out altogether, the economic impact of this transition to a decarbonised transport system.
 
Lifou Island: roadmap to 100% renewable energy by 2020
L’objectif de ce projet est de réussir à substituer les 2.5 millions de litres de fioul utilisés actuellement pour la production électrique sur l’île de Lifou, en Nouvelle Calédonie par des énergies 100 % renouvelables d’ici à 2020, et faire ainsi de cette île une « vitrine » de la transition énergétique dans le Pacifique.
ENGIE a notamment conçu pour ce projet un schéma directeur énergétique permettant d’exploiter de manière optimale les ressources de l’île d’une part, et d’organiser le partage des services attendus entre la production (énergies renouvelables, gaz…) et le gestionnaire des réseaux d’autre part. Une étude...
This project sets out to successfully replace the 2.5 million litres of fuel oil currently used for electricity generation on the island of Lifou, New Caledonia, with 100% renewable energy by 2020, thus making the island a "showcase" for energy transition in the Pacific.
 
In particular, ENGIE has designed an energy master plan for this project to make the most of the island's resources on the one hand, and to organise the sharing of services expected between production (renewable energy, gas etc) and the network manager on the other.
 
A feasibility study and risk calculation were also carried out to ensure a local, sustainable and renewable energy network.
 
To achieve the target set, the island's energy mix will rely on the development of new capacity in solar (up 5.4 MW), wind (up 0.8 MW) and biofuel (up 1.2m litres), coupled with storage (5 MW).
 
The benefits of this project are threefold, allowing to:
 
  •  Strengthen the territory's energy self-sufficiency,
  • Reduce its carbon footprint,
  • Address intermittency and optimise the penetration of renewable energies within the island’s mix.
Study of the rehabilitation and improvement of Lake Zigh, Azerbaijan
Le concept du projet est de coupler la réhabilitation du lac Zigh, pollué depuis plusieurs années par le déversement d’eaux contaminées en provenance des zones industrielles avoisinantes, avec un développement urbain créateur de valeur dans la région de Baku, qui compte plus d’un million d’habitants.
Le but étant d’avoir une opération globale bénéficiaire, aussi bien pour l’environnement que pour l’économie.
D’importantes études préalables à l’opération de réhabilitation ont été menées par le groupe ENGIE :
- Collecte des données : rapports géologiques, topographiques, batimétriques, enquêtes...
The project’s concept is to couple the rehabilitation of Lake Zigh, which has been polluted for several years by the dumping of contaminated water from neighbouring industrial areas, with a value-creating urban development in the Baku region, which has a population of more than one million.
 
The aim is to have an operation that benefits everyone, in terms of both the environment and the economy.
 
Major pre-rehabilitation studies were carried out by the ENGIE group:
  • Data collection: geological, topographical and bathymetric reports, environmental surveys...
  • Basic design studies: hydrology, construction of sludge drying beds in the eastern zone, dredging the lake and channel and transporting sludge to the drying beds, construction of a cement-bentonite wall and preparation of the recovery area, construction of an urban park and a green belt around the lake...
  • Rehabilitation of the site is underway with technical solutions adapted to local know-how. They will be evaluated on the basis of international clean-up standards.
 
Madre project "Metropolitan Agriculture for Developing an innovative, sustainable and Responsible Economy"
MADRE est un projet européen de coopération territoriale (Interreg MED), qui vise à changer le modèle d’approvisionnement alimentaire métropolitain en capitalisant sur les bonnes pratiques existantes, en responsabilisant les différents acteurs de l’agriculture métropolitaine et périurbaine, et en initiant une dynamique de coopération transnationale dans le secteur agricole de la région MED.
 
Considérée comme un phénomène émergent, l'agriculture métropolitaine permet de relever plusieurs défis urbains en contribuant à la sécurité alimentaire, à la création d'emplois, à la qualité de l'environnement...
MADRE is a European territorial cooperation project (Interreg MED), which aims to change the metropolitan food supply model by capitalising on existing good practices, by empowering the different stakeholders in metropolitan and peri-urban agriculture, and by initiating a dynamic of transnational cooperation in the MED region.

Considered as an emerging phenomenon, metropolitan agriculture makes it possible to meet several urban challenges by contributing to food security, job creation, environmental quality or strengthening social ties and territorial solidarity between urban and rural areas. The MADRE project capitalises on a set of knowledge, policies and pilot actions carried out on the topic and activates existing networks to enable effective transnational cooperation in the Mediterranean.
 
The objectives are:
- To improve the innovation capacity of metropolitan agriculture in the Mediterranean territories;
- To identify and evaluate the economic, environmental and social performance factors of metropolitan agriculture;
- To identify and network metropolitan agriculture stakeholders;
- To assess the feasibility, conditions and means of creating a transnational cluster of actors in metropolitan agriculture.

The project was carried out from February 2017 to July 2018, with a total budget of € 1,173,175, co-financed by the Interreg MED programme.
 
The emergence of a transnational cluster is supported by a multidisciplinary partnership from 5 countries. Each partner representing a flagship metropolitan area, AVITEM (Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories) is representing France.