RET Enterprises Innvation Awards Application package
The Ministry of Water Irrigation and Electricity (MoWIE) of Ethiopia in collaboration with several partners, including Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change (MoFECC), UNDP, the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) and UNCDF, is implementing the GEF-financed project titled “Promoting Sustainable Rural Energy Technologies (RETs) for Household and Productive Uses”. The project complements the Ethiopian Energy Strategy, the Ethiopian Climate Resilient Green Economy Strategy, and the National Communication Reports of Ethiopia to the UNFCCC, and is aligned with the technology options derived from the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) prepared by UNDP with GEF support in 2007. It is also fully consistent with the goals of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative of the United Nations Secretary General.
The present award package is prepared in order to facilitate the selection and grant award process. The package has been prepared by a Technical Core Team/ team of experts representing stakeholder institutions listed in section 11 below. The preparation involved setting selection criteria and the RET clusters in line with the project objectives by the team through a series of meetings. Experiences of national institutions like Ministry of Science and Technology and Addis Ababa University, as well as those of some developing countries from Africa and India were assessed. Based on these, a draft award package was prepared and circulated to all team members for review and comment.