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.
What is Participatory Market Mapping (PMM)?
Who should be involved in PMM workshop?
How can PMM allow changes to take place?
John Ndegwa, Namiz Musafer and Tameezan wa Gathui
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