11 Curtis Avenue
Tel: +1 (617) 627-3786
Centre Director: Charlie Heaps
Press Contact: Marion Davis
400 F Street
Tel: +1 (530) 753-3035
1402 Third Avenue, Suite 900
Tel: +1 (206) 547 4000
This project is a five year international collaborative effort between SEI and four leading international institutions working on sustainable energy development, which is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS).
A premise of the initiative is that institutional and human capacity for energy and environmental analysis is in acutely short supply, and that Southern analysts are isolated from their colleagues in other institutions.
COMMEND is intended to foster a community among Southern energy analysts working on sustainability analyses , through a range of complementary approaches including annual training workshops, a biannual newsletter, support for regional centers of expertise, online support forums and resources, and continued development of SEI's LEAP system.
There has been huge interest in COMMEND which now has more than 2000 members from over 140 countries.