About SACREEE

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) was established as a subsidiary organisation of SADC, by the SADC Ministers responsible for Energy in July 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa and endorsed by the 35th SADC Council of Ministers Meeting in August 2015 in Gaborone, Botswana. Based in Windhoek, Namibia, SACREEE was established 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 and energy efficient technologies and energy services. SACREEE, among others, acts as a: think tank, lobbying agent and advisory platform for renewable energy & energy efficiency; and facilitator for capacity building, knowledge and technology transfer in SADC.

 

The ARE-SACREEE Cooperation

The MoU establishes a framework for cooperation between SACREEE and ARE, with the common objective of increasing access to modern energy services and to improve energy security across the SADC Region through the promotion of market-based uptake of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and services.

The two parties will deepen their collaboration in southern Africa by:

  • pursuing areas of collaboration through the identification and development of programmes and projects on matters of mutual interest;
  • developing policy recommendations for decision makers in the SADC region to create a conducive market environment;
  • supporting the dissemination and upscaling of decentralised renewable energies with a specific focus on cross-sectoral collaborations and micro- / mini-grids;
  • supporting SMEs and start-ups in the clean decentralised energy sector working across the SADC; and by
  • collaborating on key off-grid events such as EAIF Zambia

 

Project period

2020 - present

 

 

Contact

David Lecoque

CEO

+32 2 709 55 25