RCREEE organizes a workshop for energy experts at the Sudanese Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with the Sudanese Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity organized a strategic workshop on the future of renewable energy and energy efficiency and its impact on the Arab region with a focus on Sudanese situation. The workshop was attended by senior experts in the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity and other relevant ministries on 26 October 2017 at Khartoum, Sudan.

The workshop opening session included statements by Dr. Tabita Boutros, State Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity, Eng. Yasser Abdullah Saeed, Director of Renewable Energy Department at the Ministry and RCREEE board of trustees member and Ahmed Badr, RCREEE Executive Director.

During the workshop, RCREEE experts’ delegation presented the latest global and regional developments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. In addition, Dr. Ahmed Badr RCREEE executive director presented the available financing opportunities and benefit of green financing. Furthermore, the attendees were introduced to the RCREEE role in developing the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector in its member states and the region.

The workshop was followed by a high-level meeting chaired by Eng. Musa Omar Abu Al-Qasim, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity, and attended by RCREEE delegation and ministry representatives. Discussions included cooperation opportunities between RCREEE and the ministry, especially in tenders planning for RE projects with the active participation private sector investors, the regulatory and contractual frameworks and procedures to reduce the risk of investment and the speed of delivery in accordance with the standards of the international financial institutions.

In addition, the ministry representatives and RCREEE delegation explored means to continue RCREEE support of the Ministry in the development of National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAP) and follow-up and evaluation reports.  Moreover, they discussed RCREEE upscaling its capacity building programs in Sudan and assisting in the quality assurance of energy efficiency and renewable energy implementation programs as planned.

About Sudan's cooperation with RCREEE:

Sudan joined RCREEE member states since 2011 and is considered one of the most active member states in RCREEE. In 2014, Sudan assumed the presidency of RCREEE Board of Trustees.

RCREEE cooperation with Sudan included collaboration in preparing several research studies and capacity-building activities. RCREEE also, supported the launch of the Sudanese Network for Sustainable Energy in cooperation with the Sudanese Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity.