Technical Assistance to the SADC Energy Division
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed by Austria and SADC in October 2008, defines renewable energy as one area of cooperation.
In line with this Memorandum of Understanding ADA, the implementing agency of the Austrian Development Cooperation, has offered technical assistance to SADC Energy Division. A seconded technical expert will support the Energy Division in facing their challenges to realise the established objectives of the Division.
The overall purpose of the assignment is to support and provide key advice to the Energy Division on all strategic, technical and management issues contributing to an effective and efficient implementation of the Divison’s portfolio. The specific focus will be on the areas of:
- Support to the Division in the overall management of the portfolio
- Assistance in the development and implementation of the SADC Renewable Energy Strategy and Action Plan
- Assistance in the establishment and operationalization of the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) and
- Assistance to the Division in facilitating co-ordination of International Cooperation Partners involved and/or interested in the SADC energy sector
The secondment is planned for 30 months, starting with June 2014.