CCREEE - start-up and first operational phase



Contract partner: United Nations Industrial Development Organization Country: Nord- und Mittelamerika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 2.100.000,00 Project start: 01.12.2014 End: 31.12.2020

Short Description:

Overall goal


Improved access to sustainable energy services for households, public institutions, businesses and industry in the Caribbean countries and territories.


Expected results


1. Strengthened regional support capacities for RE&EE through the creation and efficiently managed CCREEE

2. Accelerated development, adoption and execution of regional and national gender sensitive RE&EE polices, targets and incentives through targeted regional interventions

3. Strengthened capacities of local key institutions and stakeholder groups through the up-scaling and replication of certified training and applied research programs and mechanisms

4. Enhanced awareness of key stakeholder groups on RE&EE opportunities through the up-scaling of regional mechanisms for data and knowledge management and advocacy

5. Increased RE&EE business opportunities for local companies and industry through the development and implementation of regional investment promotion programs and tailored financial schemes

 


Target group / Beneficiaries


The 15 CARICOM Member States with its over 16 million people are the key beneficiaries of the activities of the Centre. Non-CARICOM Member States can opt-in to become members


Activities


Start-Up Phase: selection of headquarters, recruitment of key staff, establishment of the office and internal procedures, inauguration of the Centre, first Technical Committee and Executive Board meetings.


First operational phase: development of the business plan (long-term planning and implementation framework) and the annual work plans (short-term planning framework which incorporates projects and activities to be executed by the Secretariat).

 


Context


The project follows an official request of the SIDS-DOCK initiative to support the Caribbean countries in the establishment of CCREEE. Using RE&EE is an effective tool to reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports and to redirect scarce resources to health, education and economic development.

project number 2734-01/2014
source of funding OEZA
sector Energiegewinnung, -Verteilung und -Effizienz, allgemein
tied
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    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
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