CCREEE’s strategic programme is supported by the Knowledge Management and Capacity Development Unit. Specifically, the Unit holds responsibility for the development, management and oversight of the CARICOM Energy Knowledge Hub (CEKH) as well as the energy-related training and learning needs of the CARICOM region.
The CEKH will act as an interactive repository of energy data and information and will support decision-making for the sustainable energy transition in the region. This will address the major data and information gaps which currently exist, reduce the need for resources deployed on the region’s data collation efforts and support the understanding of the impact of regional developments in sustainable energy.
CCREEE’s capacity development support to the region cuts across several fields, including the development of integrated resource and resilience plans (IRRPs) which are resource planning processes utilities and regulators execute to plan appropriate infrastructure improvements and capacity additions. Regional capacity development efforts also cover, but are not limited to, the implementation of training workshops in e-mobility technology; grid integration and energy efficiency training for utilities; as well as gender mainstreaming within government agencies.
Overseeing these programmes is Ms. Cherri-Ann Farquharson - the CCREEE's Knowledge Management and Capacity Development Expert. Ms Farquharson - a graduate of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus - holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Physics and a Master of Philosophy degree in Physics also from the University of the West Indies. She is also a Certified Energy Manager.