RCREEE Joins Energyprenuers in the 8th Edition of the International Beirut Energy Forum
In the framework of the continuous cooperation and coordination between The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC). RCREEE participated in the 8th edition of International Beirut Energy Forum (IBEF) which was held from 18 to 20 September 2017 at Lebanon.
RCREEE activities started a day ahead to the forum where League of Arab States, RCREEE, RE-ACTIVATE and LCEC held an Experts and Practitioners Workshop entitled “Towards a Regional Quality Mechanism for Sustainable Energy Training”. The main objective of this workshop was to learn about the outcomes of the credentialing initiative conducted by REACTIVATE Project and RCREEE and to open a regional dialogue on quality standards and assurance mechanisms for RE/EE capacity development activities for decentralized applications needed to promote green employment in the MENA Region.
During the 1st day of the forum, RCREEE participated in the Leagues of Arab States Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Experts Committee, On 19 September, LAS and RCREEE collaborated in organizing the Pan Arab Sustainable Energy Strategy Workshop, where the future implementation of the strategy was discussed among national and regional partners.
In addition, RCREEE in cooperation with the League of Arab States, the GIZ project RE-ACTIVATE and LCEC organized a session on “Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Agriculture: Driving Local Value and Job Creation”. The session was held to discuss regional and international good practices and lessons learned, in an attempt to introduce reality-adjusted key guidelines for policy makers and thus improve the framework conditions for promoting relevant programs in both sectors in the MENA region.
The International Beirut Energy Forum is one of the most reputable and professional energy events in the Middle East speciﬁcally dedicated to sustainable energy issues and projects. IBEF is by far the biggest forum in Lebanon attracting key energy people from Lebanon, the Arab World, and the international community.
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned GIZ to implement the project “Promoting Development and Employment through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE/EE) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)” (RE-ACTIVATE).
RE-ACTIVATE helps identifying and exploiting complementarities and synergies across national and/or sectorial borders in promoting sustainable energy technologies and sustainable local development.