Through the secretariat which is mainly responsible for implementation of all its activities, UNREEEA operates through four action areas as follows:
- Market development
- Capacity building
- Lobbying and advocacy
- Standards and quality assurance
The alliance supports market development mainly through promotion of investment, research and awareness creation. In partnership with members (companies and enterprises) of the network, government and other sector stakeholders, the alliance supports market awareness with a focus on energy and climate change. This is used as a demand side management tool that is used to boost demand which accelerates the adoption rates of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies for sustainable development in Uganda.It carries out market based research to identify opportunities for investment as well as bottlenecks for which respective universal interventions are designed. The alliance also aspires to increase access to finance in the sector as a market development intervention.
In efforts to cope up with Uganda’s fast growing renewable energy and energy efficiency market, the alliance aspires to increase knowledge and skills of players especially in the private sector through capacity building initiatives.
The alliance intends to improve the business environment for member companies and enterprises within its network/supply side as well as the consumer side through advocacy and lobbying. This is aimed at establishing a conducive regulatory and tax environment for renewable energy and energy efficiency businesses in Uganda.
Through a voluntary self-regulating mechanism, the alliance aspires to ensure consumer protection through promoting adherence to quality and standards amongst its network members in the renewable energy sector of Uganda.
Action at the East African level
The alliance is a member of the Eastern African Renewable Energy Partnership (EAREP) which brings together all private sector umbrella associations in the East African region. This is used as platform for knowledge exchange in the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency across the region.