Under the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) program, UNIDO supports the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) in the establishment of the Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Central Africa (CEREEAC), which aims to accelerate the energy and climate transition by providing support „from the region for the region“. The geographic scope of the centre includes Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, São Tomé and Príncipe.
The technical and institutional design of the CEREEAC is the result of a comprehensive consultative preparatory process, which was undertaken by UNIDO and ECCAS between 2020 and 2021. The centre was adopted by the Energy Ministers on 8 June 2021 and formally established by Decision No. 04/CEEAC/CCEG/XIX/21 of the 19th Conference of Heads of State and Government held on 30 July 2021 in Brazzaville. Following a competitive selection process, Luanda, Angola was designated as the host location of the CEREEAC Secretariat.
Currently, UNIDO, the ECCAS Secretariat and the Government of Angola are launching the first operational phase of the centre. In this context, UNIDO is recruiting a Technical Expert (TE), to be located in the CEREEAC Secretariat in Luanda, Angola. The expert will support the Interim Director in setting up the internal proceedings of the new organisation and its technical program. Further information is available here: https://www.gn-sec.net/job/vacancy-technical-expert-central-african-centre-renewable-energy-and-energy-efficiency-cereeac