Uganda National Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Alliance

UNREEEA’s Member Needs Assessment Report Validation

In the recent past, private sector players in the energy sector who are mostly members of the Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA) have played a significant role in providing energy for Social and Economic Development in Uganda. However, in providing energy services some challenges still exist which need immediate action. To address these challenges, UNREEEA with support from GOGLA undertook a needs assessment and value proposition survey within its member network an exercise that ran from December 2021 to April 2022.

The survey investigated the status of member businesses, companies, and entrepreneurs in UNREEEA membership, captured and analyzed challenges of the RE market, policy and regulatory environment, skills and training gaps, the implementation gaps, and general challenges affecting sector advancement.

To facilitate the survey process GOGLA contracted Earth Partners to take lead as the consultant on data collection, analysis and report writing. The Consultant worked very closely with UNREEEA and the member associations. The survey started during the Covid 19 period that had lots of measures and restrictions put in place. The methodology of the survey focused on a sampled number of RE businesses, companies, and Individuals from the UNREEEA member network. Online interviews, questionnaires, and focus group discussions were used to collect sufficient and accurate data during the process.

We are pleased to inform you that the final draft of the survey report is out and you are invited to an online meeting to validate the report before its dissemination. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 10th May 2022 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

You may share your input with the UNREEEA Secretariat by email: info@unreeea.org

Your comments and suggestions are much appreciated.

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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