Through the secretariat which is mainly responsible for implementation of all its activities, UNREEEA operates through four action areas as follows:
- Market development
The alliance supports market development mainly through promotion of investment, research and awareness creation. In partnership with 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 to accelerates the adoption rates of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies for sustainable development in Uganda.
In efforts to boost market development, the alliance also aspires to use both market based and scientific research to identify opportunities and bottlenecks for which respective sustainable interventions are designed.
- Capacity building
In efforts to cope up with Uganda’s fast growing renewable energy and energy efficiency market, the alliance strives to increase knowledge and skills of players especially in the private sector through capacity building initiatives.
- Lobbying and advocacy
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.
- Standards and quality assurance
Through a voluntary self-regulating mechanism, the alliance intends 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.