UNOPS

Water and Energy

Since 2004, the Water and Energy Cluster has cooperated with partners in nearly 90 international projects in over 100 countries, amounting to an estimated $168 million. UNOPS is currently supporting a project to improve the management of the Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Photo: Michael J. Akester

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    Daniel Ziegler,

    Programme Analyst

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Based in Copenhagen, the UNOPS Water and Energy Cluster provides specialized project management services to partners such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank. Together with partners, the cluster executes projects that support sustainable development by:

  • promoting international cooperation to prevent and reverse environmental degradation of international water systems

  • enhancing the resilience of communities and eco-systems to climate change

  • lowering emissions by bridging renewable energy solutions

  • developing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions to strengthen climate-resilient development 

 


​Since 2004, the Water and Energy Cluster has cooperated with partners on nearly 90 international projects in over 100 countries, amounting to an estimated $168 million. Major projects include the Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin project, the Caribbean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem project and the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.

The Water and Energy Cluster is committed to accountability and the efficient use of resources through the timely reporting of financial and operational results.

​Members of an environmental expedition studied biodiversity in the Arafura and Timor Seas. The project was supported by UNOPS, on behalf of UNDP. Photo: Handy Chandra


The cluster also assists partners in capacity building and implementation monitoring to assure that projects deliver the highest impact possible.

The cluster's team of dedicated portfolio management specialists provide the following services:

  • tailored human resources (using an extensive roster of experts)

  • budget, financial and fund management following International Public Sector Accounting Standards

  • small scale to complex procurement of goods and services

  • international and national transactions

  • travel and workshop arrangements

  • gap analysis to identify areas of focus regarding project management performance

  • developing appropriate reporting mechanisms

  • executive and team coaching

  • final evaluation and certification upon project completion