USAID Southeast Asia EDGE Hub

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Clean EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) Asia is a U.S. Government initiative to support and accelerate Asia’s clean energy transition. Within this work to advance a free and open, connected, prosperous, resilient and secure Indo-Pacific, the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) implements the USAID Southeast Asia EDGE Hub (EDGE Hub) activity to coordinate and enhance the effectiveness of USAID’s energy programs across Southeast Asia. 

Effectively managing a large-scale, geographically diverse initiative like Clean EDGE Asia requires careful planning and implementation. The EDGE Hub follows a demand-driven approach, providing three areas of support to ensure USAID’s bilateral energy programs align with the objectives of the Clean EDGE Asia initiative, including promoting energy security, energy for sustainable development, and decarbonization to reach a carbon neutral future.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

The EDGE Hub assists USAID’s regional energy program activities with market, sectoral and technology assessments; work planning support; event planning and implementation; and facilitating engagement with private sector actors, multilateral institutions, and donors.

COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT

The EDGE Hub helps to tell a cohesive story of USAID’s energy programs and climate-change focused initiatives across Southeast Asia by collecting, synthesizing, and amplifying project results. The EDGE Hub also develops new tools, methods, and platforms to share information and resources with internal and external stakeholders.

MONITORING, EVALUATION, AND LEARNING SUPPORT

The EDGE Hub identifies relevant and replicable metrics to track progress; promotes effective data collection methods to ensure consistent reporting; aggregates lessons learned and best practices; and serves as a repository of trends, best practices, and impacts of USAID’s energy programs across Southeast Asia.

ONGOING SUPPORT

  • Supporting 12 USAID energy projects across seven USAID Missions in Southeast Asia.
  • Serving as Secretariat to the RDMA-established USAID Corporate Clean Energy Alliance. 
  • Driving utility modernization and the deployment of advanced energy technologies in Timor-Leste to increase connectivity and reliability.

RESULTS

  • Analyzed the impacts of COVID-19 on the power sector in Mindanao, Philippines, to identify financing options for electric cooperatives and distribution utilities. 
  • Launched the Clean EDGE Asia Power Sector Learning Series that, in its first two years, empowered 3,400 individuals from government and the private sector through a series of 25 no-cost virtual trainings on topics such as power sector planning, resilience, grid integration, and modernization.

Last updated: October 20, 2022

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