Capacity Development

 The centre aims at strengthening the capacities of local key institutions and stakeholder groups through the up-scaling and replication of certified training and applied research programs and mechanisms. Particularly, the centre implements the following activities:

  • Undertake a regional capacity needs assessment (particularly reflecting the needs of local business and industry groups)
  • Develop a regional multi-year capacity development framework for key stakeholders in the RE&EE sector (particularly reflecting the needs of local business and industry groups)
  • Facilitate the adoption and implementation of the regional capacity development framework and mobilize support from various partners
  • Develop training competency standards, certification and accreditation schemes and models on RE&EE in coordination with local business and industry groups
  • Act as coordinative hub for the accreditation and certification of national training centres and trainers
  • Execution of regional train-the-trainer workshops
  • Train key policy makers in sustainable energy policy planning and incentive mechanisms, including cross-cutting issues (e.g. waste-to-energy, mainstreaming of environmental assessments and standards in project approval procedures, energy-water-food nexus, gender mainstreaming, decommissioning and recycling procedures for RE&EE technologies)
  • Train utilities and regulators regarding RE integration/grid stability and energy efficiency (e.g. demand side management)
  • Provide targeted RE&EE business development training for clean-tech SMEs and entrepreneurs (e.g. energy auditors, equipment installers, RE service providers)
  • Increase the capacity of stakeholders to mainstream gender, environmental sustainability and climate resilience into RE&EE policies and projects
  • Train experts on the financial structuring, design and planning of RE&EE projects (e.g. climate finance, RETScreen, HOMER
  • Conduct a baseline study on the research priority needs of the Caribbean RE&EE industry andbusiness sectors
  • Create a regional incentive model for the establishment of regional research programmes with high relevance for the local industry
  • Promote south-south and north-south technology development partnerships

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 to Thursday, October 13, 2016
The 2nd CCREEE Steering Committee will take place from 12 to 13 October 2016 at the CCREEE...
Monday, October 10, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016
This high-level event is a two-day joint initative of the EU and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, designed to...

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