Technical Support for the Second Operational Phase of the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Projektträger: UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization Land: Eastern Africa, regional/multi-country Fördersumme: € 801.535,00 Beginn: 01.01.2023 Ende: 31.12.2027



Increased access to modern, affordable and reliable energy services, energy security and mitigation of negative externalities of the energy system by creating an enabling environment for a regional East African Community (EAC) market for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) products and services.

Erwartete Ergebnisse

1: Improved institutional capacities of EACREEE to provide high-quality services to EAC partner states on an international level

2: Improved policy, legal and incentive frameworks to promote RE&EE, and their implementation facilitated

3: Priority strategic initiatives to up-scale the deployment of RE&EE developed and under implementation

4: Improved equality in energy access, energy business ownership and energy workforce

5: Enhanced collaboration, partnership and resource mobilization


The main direct beneficiaries of EACREEE services are primarily RE&EE market players and enablers in the EAC region, including policy makers, private sector stakeholders (entrepreneurs, manufacturers, project developers, financing institutions), national institutions, regulators, power producers, generating companies, utilities and grid operators. Accordingly, the people living in the EAC region will benefit from increased access to modern RE&EE technology systems and services. A total of 1,325 people will be directly reached through these activities. In addition, three large refugee camps will benefit from improved access to sustainable energy.


- Strengthen EACREEE's internal rules and procedures in line with international standards

- Recruit technical and administrative staff

- Strengthen institutional oversight by the Board of Directors and regional ownership of EACREEE

- Establish and implement the long-term and short-term planning, implementation and monitoring framework of the centre

- Transform EACREEE into an EAC institution or upgrade the EACREEE status within the EAC or host country framework

- Approval of a harmonized regional RE&EE policy and facilitation of its implementation in all EAC partner states

- Develop regional technical RE&EE roadmaps and strategies for specific areas and facilitate their implementation

- Develop harmonized regional EE standards and facilitate their implementation on a national level

- Promote market development for clean and sustainable cooking and heating solutions

- Promote improvements in energy efficiency in the built environment

- Promote capacity building and investment in electrification via clean energy mini-grids and stand-alone solutions

- Promote utility-scale and distributed grid-connected RE

- Act as lighthouse for innovative technologies and solutions

- Strengthen an online RE&EE information management system addressing the needs of investors, local industry and business

- Enhancing women and youth entrepreneurship and employment in sustainable energy businesses within the East African region

- Promoting access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy services in situations of displacement

- Collaborate with other organizations to co-host RE&EE workshops/conferences/meetings in the EAC region

- Collaborate and/or enter into partnership arrangements with other institutions


EACREEE is part of the expanding Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) Programme, coordinated by UNIDO in partnership with various regional economic communities. The network constitutes a global platform for knowledge exchange and provides a "maker space" for South-South collaboration on common issues and solutions between the different centres and regions.

Projektnummer 2701-00/2023
Mittelherkunft OEZA
Sektor Energiegewinnung, -Verteilung und -Effizienz, allgemein
Marker Umwelt: 2, Klimawandel Minderung: 2, Geschlecht: 1, Demokratie: 1
  • Marker: kennzeichnet und bewertet die entwicklungspolitische Zielsetzung eines Projektes auf Gendergleichstellung, Reproduktive Gesundheit, Umweltschutz, Demokratieförderung, Armutsorientierung, Entwicklung des Handels sowie auf die Erfüllung der Klima- Biodiversitäts- und Wüstenkonventionen.
    • 1= das entwicklungspolitische Ziel ist in das Projekt integriert
    • 2= das entwicklungspolitsche Ziel ist der spezifische Inhalt des Projekts
  • Mittelherkunft: Die ADA setzt in Projekten und Programmen Mittel der Österreichischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (OEZA) sowie anderer Finanzierungsquellen um.
    • AKF - Auslandskatastrophenfonds der Österreichischen Bundesregierung
    • BMLFUW - Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
    • EU - Mittel der Europäischen Kommission
    • Andere Geber - Diverse Finanzquellen, die dem jährlichen Geschäftsbericht der ADA im Detail zu entnehmen sind.
  • Modalität: definiert die Art der Hilfe (z.B: Sektorbudgethilfe, Kernbeiträge an multilaterale Institutionen, Projekthilfe, Technische Assistenz (personelle Hilfe), Bildungsarbeit im Inland, etc.)
  • Sektor: bezeichnet den wirtschaftlichen oder sozialen Sektor des Partnerlandes, welcher mit dem Projekt/Programm unterstützt wird.
  • Tied/Untied: Ungebundene (untied) Hilfe ermöglicht dem Projektpartner im Entwicklungsland - unter Befolgung der lokalen Beschaffungsregeln - freie Entscheidung über die Herkunftsländer im Zuge der Beschaffung von Dienstleistungen und Waren. Gebundene (tied) Hilfe verknüpft die Hilfsleistung auf die Beschaffung aus dem Geberland oder aus einem eingeschränkten Kreis von Ländern.