RCREEE explores employment opportunities through renewable energy and energy efficiency


October 26, 2015 - Within the framework of the SE4JOBS (Sustainable Energy for Jobs) Project, RCREEE and the regional GIZ project RE-ACTIVATE co-organized a national training workshop entitled “Local Value and Employment through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency”. The workshop attendees list included a variety of policy makers, academia and renewable energy and energy efficiency experts.

In his opening speech, RCREEE executive director, Ahmed Badr identified the key questions and challenges facing RE & EE in the MENA region with a focus on local value and employment in Egypt. Following Ahmed Badr's speech, RCREEE head of projects and technical affairs Dr. Maged expressed his expectations from the event and joined the attendees in a moderated discussion about the opportunities and challenges of Egypt’s sustainable energy policy.

In the first session, attendees were introduced to the SE4JOBS tool box and its application in Egypt.  In addition, the workshop followed a “learning by doing” approach which allowed the attendees to participate in group discussions and practical exercises.

Through their active participation the attendees were able to develop an “option paper” which offers pathways for strengthening the socio-economic benefits of sustainable energy in the country. The paper also allowed the participants to gain information regarding the tools needed to assess employment capacities, and suitable approaches to promote employment in Egypt.

About SE4JOBS:

SE4JOBS (“Sustainable Energy for Jobs”) is a collaborative effort of various GIZ projects, with RE- ACTIVATE as coordinator, to identify and assess good practices and success models for local employment and value creation through renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Its objective is to develop a SE4JOBS Toolbox building on a series of good practices identified from around the world, and an analysis of existing tools available for the creation of socio-economic benefits through sustainable energy. The first phase of the SE4JOBS project targets 3 countries, namely Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco.