Capacity Development

SACREEE has a mandate to build the capacities of market enablers and market players to development and implement renewable energy and energy efficiency investment projects/ programs in the region.

The following activities are geared at enhancing the capacity of stakeholders in SADC Member States in the area of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

  • Conducting a regional capacity needs assessment to identify the needs of the capacity needs of market enablers, policy makers, regulators etc. and players, industries, SMES, project developers, financiers, research and educations institutions, rural electrification agencies, etc.
  • Developing a regional multi-year capacity development strategy encompassing the training needs of different stakeholders and at different levels is developed
  • Developing targeted SADC training modules and certification processes covering various RE&EE issues and tools at different levels and in all SADC languages are developed
  • Establishing a SADC Network of certified (Using the train-the-trainer approach, trainers from existing training institutions undergo the regionally harmonised training and are certified)
  • Establishing a web-based interactive portal on training as part of the SACREEE website
  • Training key market enablers and players on specific aspects on RE&EE
  • Training of policy and decision makers on RE&EE policy, regulatory and legal issues for to cover issues like, negotiating a PPA, supporting IPPs, setting feed in tariffs, policy options for creating a level playing field for RE&EE, strategies for decentralized power generation, in particular mini-grids for rural electrification etc.
  • Training of rural electrification agencies and other rural stakeholders on RE&EE on pertinent issues.
  • Training of financial services provider, commercial banks, insurance companies, local banks, community credit providers on RE&EE investment projects support mechanisms
  • Training of utilities and regulators on RE grind integration, EE at utility scale etc.
  • Training of experts from the public, academic and private sector on industrial energy management and system optimization on a train-the-trainer basis ate regional level
  • Training of national accreditation bodies on accrediting of Energy Management Standard.
  • Training of selected experts on RE&EE on mainstreaming cross-cutting issues like gender, social inclusion, etc.
  • Training of private sector experts and start-ups on the development, installation and maintenance of RE&EE systems and project
  • Training of experts of financial structuring and planning of RE&EE projects (e.g. climate financing, RET Screen etc)

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