Partners

Development Partners:
 

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH supports RCREEE with financial, organizational development and technical advice through a dedicated advisory unit.

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New and Renewable Energy Authority of Egypt oversees the Egyptian government grant for supporting the center. RCREEE co-organizes its technical training and expert workshops in Egypt in cooperation and with financial support from NREA.

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Danish financial and technical assistance to RCREEE is provided through the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).

 

Cooperation Partners:

 

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RCREEE cooperates closely with the League of Arab States on the implementation of the Arab energy efficiency strategies through offering a technical assistance to  member states to develop National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs). RCREEE cooperates with the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity at LAS to oversee the  progress of member states in NEEAP implementations.

 

Cooperation between the World Bank Group and RCREEE started in 2012 on various activities and initiatives accross MENA region. These include low-carbon development, capacity development, and more.

A Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) took place in 2012. This aims to leverage shared goals and objectives concerning the promotion of renewable energy and energy Efficiency initiatives in the region.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and RCREEE signed a memorandum of understanding in Vienna in July 2014 agreeing to share knowledge and expertise relating to industrial energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. In addition to working closely on disseminating best practices, providing policy guidance and facilitate cooperation between countries within the Arab region as well as other regions supported through UNIDO’s Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres. 
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) and RCREEE collaborate since 2009 on various initiatives in sustainable energy capacity development, studies and analysis, and awareness.

RCREEE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMS) in 2012 to cooperate on developing the road map of the Mediterranean Solar Plan (MSP). RCREEE and UFMS cooperation aims to boost the development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Mediterranean region and to foster knowledge sharing and information.

RCREEE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in 2011 to cooperate on activities promoting renewable  energy development in RCREEE member states.

A memorandum of understanding was signed in 2013 with Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii), a vision of supplying a large part of the world with sustainable power, by tapping the energy potential of the desert. RCREEE and Dii collaboration focus includes the development of renewable energy database and studies in MENA region, evaluation of energy policies, incentive instruments for private investments, and strategic opportunities for energy exports from MENA to Europe.

 

RCREEE and Renewable Energy Solutions for Mediterranean (RES4MED) started cooperating in 2010, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 8 May 2014 to formalize cooperation.  The MoU sets out a general framework for cooperation on renewable energy and energy efficiency promotion throughout the region for the next five years. RCREEE and RES4MED will increasingly engage in the exchange of information and knowledge on renewable energy business models, market studies and strategies in the region; lead joint capacity development programs, and establish joint outreach on renewable energy and energy efficiency advocacy activities.

 

Energy Efficiency in the Construction Sector in the Mediterranean (MED-ENEC)project promotes energy efficiency measures and renewable energy  applications in the Mediterranean construction sector. This European Union funded project started its four-year second phase in January 2010. 

The focus is on policy development and large-scale energy-efficient building projects. The development of energy efficiency and renewable energy markets  is supported in the nine partner countries of the European Neighborhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI). MED-ENEC and RCREEE collaborate on energy efficiency assessment tools, standards, labeling, and Solar Water Heating Systems certification.