Sekundierung an CCREEE - Sustainable Energy Expert mit Fokus Energy Efficiency

Contract partner: CCREEE - Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy EfficiencyCountry: Amerika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 320.000,00Project start: 01.09.2018End: 31.08.2021

Short Description:

Overall goal

The main objective of the assignment is to strengthen the technical and institutional long-term capacities of CCREEE in the context of development cooperation.

Expected results

An expert will be recruited and assigned to the CCREEE head office in Barbados. She/He will strengthen and support the further development of CCREEE as an institution and will also be the contact person for Austria within CCREEE.

Target group / Beneficiaries

Under the direct supervision of the CCREEE Executive Director, the expert will assist in the successful completion of the first operational phase and the establishment of the program and project portfolio of the Centre. The expert provides backstopping and knowledge transfer to the local staff, which stays in the leading role.

Therefore, the direct beneficiaries of the assignment are the staff and the Board of CCREEE and project partners. Indirect beneficiaries can be found in all regional member countries.


Assignment to CCREEE in Bridgetown (Barbados).


On 17th March 2014 the SIDS Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative (SIDS DOCK), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Government of Austria signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to assist Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Africa, Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific in the creation of a network of regional sustainable energy promotion centres.

The technical and institutional design of CCREEE was validated during a regional workshop, organized by SIDS DOCK and UNIDO, from 21 to 22 July 2014 in Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica. Based on the recommendations of the validation workshop, the creation of CCREEE was considered during the Fifty-Fourth Special Meeting of the COTED (Energy), as well as the Fifty-Fifth Special Meeting of the COTED (Energy and Environment), held in Guyana from 2-5 February 2015.

The Thirty-Sixth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held at Bridgetown, Barbados, 2-4 July 2015, endorsed the establishment of CCREEE as the implementation hub for sustainable energy activities and projects within the region. The offer of the Government of Barbados to host the centre in Bridgetown was accepted. The decision was based on the results of a competitive selection process.

On 28 October 2015, the centre was officially inaugurated in during a high-level ceremony in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The CCREEE legal agreement, which was opened for signature at the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Grenada in July 2017, established the CCREEE.

On the margins of the preparatory meetings for the 73rd Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Energy, scheduled to take place on 19 April 2018, the Government of Montserrat deposited its instrument of ratification of the Agreement Establishing the CCREEE. Together with Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica and Belize, the country became the fifth CARICOM Member State to do so, effectively paving the way for the establishment of the Centre’s legal identity by mid of May 2018.

project number2821-00/2018
source of fundingOEZA
sector Energiegewinnung, -Verteilung und -Effizienz, allgemein
modalityDonor country personnel
marker Environment: 2, Climate change mitigation: 2, Climate change adaptation: 1
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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