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An Introduction to: Participatory Market Mapping in Kenya and Sri Lanka from Ewan Bloomfield, Practical Action

Dear all

Good morning. My name is Ewan Bloomfield and I work as an Energy Consultant at Practical Action Consulting.
This morning I’m going to be introducing a paper on Participatory Market Mapping in Kenya and Sri Lanka. The full paper can be downloaded from http://www.hedon.info/PISCES+E-conference. The rest of the paper is being presented in 4 parts during the rest of the week as follows:
· An Introduction to Participatory Market Mapping Monday 21st March, AM
· Participatory Market Mapping in Sri Lanka Thursday 24th March, AM
· Participatory Market Mapping in Kenya Thursday 24th March, PM
· Conclusions and Recommendations from
Participatory Market Mapping Workshops Friday 25th March, AM

This morning I’m going to be giving an overview of what Participatory Market Mapping is and how it can be useful for understanding the dynamics of a market system and identifying problems and potential solutions. Later in the week we will have the opportunity to hear from case studies in Kenya and Sri Lanka.

I hope this paper will stimulate some discussion around energy access and how to increase positive dialogue between all market stakeholders.

Outline of the Paper
This paper introduces the concept of Participatory Market Mapping (PMM), which is a tool used in Participatory Market Systems Development (PMSD), an approach developed by Practical Action, that increases market knowledge and connections by engaging key market actors in specific sub-sectors to allow for successful market transformation.
With biomass accounting for 68% of Kenya’s national energy consumption, and 47% of Sri Lanka’s, it is important to ensure the sustainable use, and improve access, of energy for low income households in order to improve livelihoods, reduce environmental impact and mitigate climate change.
PISCES (Policy Innovation Systems for Clean Energy Security), a 5-year DFID funded research consortium, brought together key stakeholders in the bioenergy sector in each country where PMM workshops were carried out to initiate the PMSD approach, with the aim of developing a deeper understanding of the respective bioenergy market systems, and identifying constraints and opportunities in the bioenergy sector that need to be addressed.

Questions
What is Participatory Market Mapping (PMM)?
Who should be involved in PMM workshop?
How can PMM allow changes to take place?

Authors
John Ndegwa, Namiz Musafer and Tameezan wa Gathui

References and Sources
http://www.pisces.or.ke/index.html
http://www.pisces.or.ke/pubs/pdfs/04007_ECO_Pisces_Bioenergy_Market.pdf
http://practicalaction.org/markets-and-livelihoods/mapping_the_market
Hi Ewan,

I'm interested in how PMM allows changes to take place. My understanding of PMM is that it allows policy makers and practitioners an opportunity to engage and identify the gaps in the market systems. Following the identification of these gaps how do you then proceed to put the necessary systems in place to ensure that supply chains and delivery of energy services is more effective and how effective from your experience has it been?

Miriam
United Kingdom
Participatory market mapping of a particular energy system, such as charcoal production in Kenya, starts with the identification of all the market actors - this includes the charcoal producers, the kiln builders, the charcoal transporters and charcoal sellers, as well as other stakeholders such
as local government, forestry services, environmental organisations and charcoal users. Representatives are invited to a workshop where they are able to interact with each other to produce a map of the entire market chain
from the initial capture of the energy (in the form of trees for charcoal) right through to its delivery to users (as bags of charcoal), including all the supporting services and the enabling environment.

Once the 2 case studies in Kenya and Sri Lanka have been presented on Thursday it will become more obvious how the mapping out of particular bioenergy markets, by the market actors themselves, can allow the gaps and blockages to be identified. Only once they've been identified can steps be taken to try and overcome them.

Ewan Bloomfield
Practical Action Consulting
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Dear Ewan,

Thank you for sharing your insights.

I would like to learn if there are tools for people who are interested in
this approach to contribute information,
so that it will cover other developing regions,
and more market segments such as solar or wind energy?

Thanks again,
Yotam
United Kingdom
Dear Yotam

If you visit the following link on Practical Action's website you can find additional information and resources about Participatory Market Mapping including lessons on facilitating PMM workshops. http://practicalaction.org/pmsd-participatory-market-mapping-workshops

The PMM approach is applicable to any market and energy system, including solar and wind, although these are typically much less mature markets than charcoal or biomass, so often do not have well established market actors. The PMM approach is useful when a market exists but is not functioning as well as it could because there is limited communication and interaction between actors along the market chain.

If a new energy technology is being introduced to a community it is useful to map the existing energy market to gain a better understanding of how energy is reaching individuals. This will be very useful in understanding how a new energy technology might better meet the needs of the households through a sustainable energy delivery system.

Best regards
Ewan


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Dear Ewan,

Thank you for sharing your insights.

I would like to learn if there are tools for people who are interested in
this approach to contribute information,
so that it will cover other developing regions,
and more market segments such as solar or wind energy?

Thanks again,
Yotam

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A response from Ewan:

Participatory market mapping of a particular energy system, such as charcoal production in Kenya, starts with the identification of all the market actors - this includes the charcoal producers, the kiln builders, the charcoal transporters and charcoal sellers, as well as other stakeholders such as local government, forestry services, environmental organisations and charcoal users. Representatives are invited to a workshop where they are able to interact with each other to produce a map of the entire market chain from the initial capture of the energy (in the form of trees for charcoal) right through to its delivery to users (as bags of charcoal), including all the supporting services and the enabling environment.

Once the 2 case studies in Kenya and Sri Lanka have been presented on Thursday it will become more obvious how the mapping out of particular bioenergy markets, by the market actors themselves, can allow the gaps and blockages to be identified. Only once they've been identified can steps be taken to try and overcome them.

Ewan Bloomfield
Practical Action Consulting
New Climate Change Training: Implications of climate change for people and poverty. More info here
T: +44 (0) 1926 634 423
W: www.practicalactionconsulting.org
P Please consider the environment before printing this email
Dear Yotam

If you visit the following link on Practical Action's website you can find additional information and resources about Participatory Market Mapping including lessons on facilitating PMM workshops. http://practicalaction.org/pmsd-participatory-market-mapping-workshops

The PMM approach is applicable to any market and energy system, including solar and wind, although these are typically much less mature markets than charcoal or biomass, so often do not have well established market actors. The PMM approach is useful when a market exists but is not functioning as well as it could because there is limited communication and interaction between actors along the market chain.

If a new energy technology is being introduced to a community it is useful to map the existing energy market to gain a better understanding of how energy is reaching individuals. This will be very useful in understanding how a new energy technology might better meet the needs of the households through a sustainable energy delivery system.

Best regards
Ewan
Dear All,

For me, it is has been a wonderful learning time. Thanks to all your
contributions so far. I shall contribute later as my knowledge in the topic
of discussion increases.

Regards,
Innocent
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 12:43 PM, <hedon@hedon.info> wrote:

>
> Dear Yotam
>
> If you visit the following link on Practical Action's website you can find
> additional information and resources about Participatory Market Mapping
> including lessons on facilitating PMM workshops.
> http://practicalaction.org/pmsd-participatory-market-mapping-workshops
>
> The PMM approach is applicable to any market and energy system, including
> solar and wind, although these are typically much less mature markets than
> charcoal or biomass, so often do not have well established market actors.
> The PMM approach is useful when a market exists but is not functioning as
> well as it could because there is limited communication and interaction
> between actors along the market chain.
>
> If a new energy technology is being introduced to a community it is useful
> to map the existing energy market to gain a better understanding of how
> energy is reaching individuals. This will be very useful in understanding
> how a new energy technology might better meet the needs of the households
> through a sustainable energy delivery system.
>
> Best regards
> Ewan
>
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> HEDON PISCES E-conference - PISCES Market Mapping E-confernce
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> http://www.hedon.info/forum17
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Dear All,

For me, it is has been a wonderful learning time. Thanks to all your contributions so far. I shall contribute later as my knowledge in the topic of discussion increases.

Regards,
Innocent
Thank you, Ewan.
I find the information most useful.

Kind regards,
Yotam
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Thank you, Ewan.
I find the information most useful.

Kind regards,
Yotam

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