EAC to establish Regional Centre for renewables and energy efficiency; calling for assistance in feasibility study

17-12-2012, East African Community, Burundi

The East African Community (EAC), comprised of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda is establishing a new regional East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE).

Inspired by  the successful equivalent in West Africa, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the new Eastern African Centre responds to the difficult energy situation in the EAC countries. These nations are facing three simultaneous challenges: energy access, energy security and climate change mitigation.

Call for assistance with feasibility study

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization an the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) are assisting EACREEE in its set-up process.
The Centre is issuing a public call for assistance for the development of a feasibility study and project document for the centre.

Objectives of the assignment

  • conduct a RE&EE baseline report and feasibility study on the establishment of EACREEE and possible tehcnical and institutional design options
  • contribute to the organisation of a regional inception meeting and validation meeting to review and validate the draft feasibility study
  • finalise the feasibility study and develop a detailed project document on the preparatory and first Centre's first operational phase (2014-2018) using the UNIDO project document templates

Documents and deadline

The Concept Note and the Terms of Reference with full details on the scope of the assignment and application procedures can be downloaded below.

Applicants should submit their written technical and financial proposals in English in electronic form by 09 January 2013 to info [at] eacreee.org.