Uganda National Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Alliance

The Renewable Energy Magazine

Dear readers,

It has been a pleasure for myself and Christine Kasemiire, an energy sector writer with the Daily Monitor to coordinate the publishing of the first Renewable Energy Magazine produced by the Uganda Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA). We now appreciate the diverse activities being undertaken by the private sector in the sub-sectors of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. 

Unfortunately, most of the work being undertaken remains unknown to the general public. I am glad to note that UNREEEA is now documenting what the members were doing through the publication of the magazine. This will go a long way in educating the general public and the stakeholders on the achievements in the sector. I would like to acknowledge the support received from the different members of UNREEEA who have been pivotal in creating some of this content by providing articles and contributing key information that we needed for this publication.

I would also like to thank those individuals and companies that contributed articles in this first edition of the magazine.

UNREEEA intends to use this magazine to create awareness in the general public regarding the benefits of using renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. There is a lot in store for readers in the magazine including energy efficient technologies to lower the power bills, environmental preservation using renewable energy projects and how UNREEEA is doing to support its members and opportunities for people to access funding in the energy sector.

We hope you will enjoy reading the first issue of the Renewable Energy Magazine.

By James Banaabe

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TRAIN-THE-TRAINER

  • 5-day seminar
  • In-depth trainings on technical, financial and didactic topics
  • Group work, discussions, as well as computer-based and interactive exercises

Target group:

  • Trainer with previous experiences in access to finance education, banking, clean energy or climate finance
  • Professionals who wish to enhance their financial evaluation and didactical skills in order to become a trainer in the field of green energy/climate finance

After the TtT-Seminar, participating trainers are:

  • Provided with a starter kit of slides, exercises and additional tools for trainers
  • Equipped with hard facts and soft skills to develop their individual training
  • Capacitated to undertake courses autonomously

12-WEEK ONLINE TRAINING

Topics addressed include:

  • Political and legal frameworks of the energy market in Uganda
  • Characteristics of decentralised RE markets in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Technologies for small- and medium-scale renewable energy applications
  • Business models for decentralised RE technologies
  • Business plan development
  • SME Finance and loan assessment cycle
  • Project Finance / RE and EE project evaluation
  • International climate finance options
  • Accessing the Green Climate Fund

Implemented through:

  • RE and EE case studies from Uganda, Senegal and other SSA-markets
  • Live expert-led webinars to discuss specific questions