Previous interventions of UNIDO on QI and qualification programmes within the regions have demonstrated the added value and benefits of regional approaches. In this context, UNIDO has supported several economic communities, including ECOWAS, EAC and SPC, in the establishment of QF and certification policies, procedures, and development of solar skills within the regional energy centres under the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) program. The STAR C is part of the south-south and triangular activities of the centres under the GN-SEC platform. The STAR C implementation will benefit the established institutional infrastructure and lessons learned from these interventions.
The STAR C project builds a strong partnership with the GN-SEC centres and regional QF bodies and their national focal institutions (e.g. energy ministries and national standardisation bodies). ECREEE in Cape Verde, EACREEE in Uganda and PCREEE in Tonga are already involved to some extent in regional solar qualification and certification programs with the involvement of training institutions, ministries in the respective region.
All three concerned regions are highly interested in meeting the increasing demand for solar energy professionals. The regions want to develop and strengthened (where existing) the qualification frameworks as a tool to interpret national qualifications. They also share significant solar potential and high interest in utility-scale, off-grid, and distributed renewable energy systems, including stand-alone, mini-grids, and solar thermal applications. They are also strengthening efforts for local sustainable energy entrepreneurship and innovation.
This assignment, will serve as the building blocks for a long-term solar qualification process to be implemented in partnership with the regional economic communities (RECs) within their Regional Qualification Frameworks (RQF) or Nation Qualification Frameworks (NQFs) committees. Due to the limited financial scope, the assignment will not include the development of new regional qualification committees but will endeavor to improve the transparency, recognition, comparability, and portability of people’s qualifications throughout the region by working with RQFs in the assigned regions.
Qualified and interested bidders are invited to apply by 16 January 2023 17:00:00 CET. Further information you find at: https://www.unido.org/resources-procurement/procurement-opportunities
Original Link : Tender: Support for the development of regional solar energy qualification frameworks and curricula in ECOWAS, EAC and the Pacific Community, Deadline: 16 January 2023 | Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers (GN-SEC)