Objectives and Mandate

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) was established by the SADC Member States in 2015 to contribute towards increased access to modern energy services and improved energy security across the SADC Region through the promotion of market based uptake of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficient (EE) technologies and energy services. The SACREEE Secretariat is based in Windhoek, Namibia.
 

The mandate of SACREEE includes

  • To support the achievements of the sustainable development objectives of SADC Member States by promoting the use of RE&EE technologies and energy services.
  • To support the Region’s sustainable development objectives through: resource mobilisation, policy, quality assurance, capacity building and knowledge management, communication, promoting investments in RE&EE projects and programmes.

SACREEE has been mandated by the SADC Member States to play a key role in the implementation of the recently adopted Southern Africa Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action plan (REEESAP).

SACREEE’s focusses on Programs and projects that can best be implemented at regional level.  These actions include harmonisation of policy approaches, regulation and standards, investment coordination, and regional capacity building and knowledge building measures.  The technology scope includes all renewable energies, which are viable within the region, but in the case of hydropower is be limited to below 30MW.  In the energy efficiency field, SACREEE focusses on industrial, domestic and building design and construction applications.

 

SACREEE Vision and Mission

SACREEEs vision is to increase access to modern energy services and increase energy security by promoting the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and energy services in SADC Member States, thereby supporting the Region’s economic and social development in an environmentally benign manner.

Promote market-based adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and energy services in SADC Member States thereby supporting the Region’s sustainable development objectives through: resource mobilisation, policy, quality assurance, capacity building and knowledge management, communication, promoting investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and programmes.

 

SACREEE Strategic Interventions

SACREEE develops and executes regional programs and projects around the following four output areas.

 

SACREEE develops and executes regional programs and projects in order to support SADC Memeber States

  • To increase access to sustainable energy services;
  • To develop sustainable energy markets;
  • To improve the legal and regulatory framework and ensure policy coherence and alignment of RE & EE activities with national/regional and international policies;
  • To align the national actions with international commitments and climate change actions (e.g. NDCs)
  • To support donor harmonization, coordination and to create synergies with other ongoing initiatives;
  • To strengthen local capacities through capacity building activities
  • To foster networks between research and training institutions (Network of Energy Excellence for Development (NEED), SOLTRAIN, etc) as well as organize train-the-trainers workshops;
  • To improve the availability of quality energy data and information for sound decision making on policy and investment

 

SACREEE acts as a:

  • Think tank, lobbying agent and advisory platform for RE & EE in SADC
  • Facilitator for capacity building, knowledge and technology transfer
  • Partner of the South-South Cooperation Network with the other Centres in West and Eastern Africa
  • Focal point for the implementation of SE4ALL Initiative & Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in SADC
  • Primary go-to organisation for facilitation of access to finance in RE and EE

 

Events

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Providing NEXUS Solutions: Improving Livelihoods through regional cooperation COP 23, Bonn, IRENA...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017
Technical Stakeholders Workshop on the SADC Industrial Energy Efficiency Program (SIEEP) Hotel,...

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