Call for Proposals for renewable energy projects grant

Third round of EEP Calls for proposals is now open to receive applications for grants. More information in the announcement attached and at www.eepafrica.org.

Announcement of EEP-SEA 3rd Call for Proposals.pdf

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Defining Energy Access e-consultation

E-consultation on defining energy access, co-hosted by HEDON is resuming with new topics:
What are appropriate indicators for measuring energy access and how can they be prioritised? Mon. 4th – Sun. 10th April, and How can energy service data be collected and tracked? Mon. 11th – Fri. 15th April .

For further details please visit www.hedon.info/PAGIZMarch2011 and join

[tag energy access, MandE]

World Challenge is back!

The World Challenge is back!

For the 7th consecutive year the World Challenge is searching for grassroots community projects that promote sustainable development through innovation and original thinking.

For details on what they are looking for and information on how to become part of the World Challenge community please visit theworldchallenge.co.uk.

[tag Business Development Services, Entrepreneurship]

Wind power generation development opportunity in Tanzania

The Rural Energy Agency in Tanzania invites qualified wind power projects developer for supply and installation of wind turbines in Makambako, Karatu, Mkumbara, Singida, Mafia and Rukwa sites in Tanzania.

More details in the file attached.

Invitation for wind power generation in Tanzania.pdf

RSB Certification is now open for business!

As you may know, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels announced the official kick-off of its certification system on March 23, 2011 at World Biofuels Market in Rotterdam. Please find attached the official Press Release.

Additional news and press releases from RSB partners and members (including Boeing, UNEP, WWF, NWF, CI and IUCN) are available at www.rsb.org

11-03-23 PR – RSB Certification Roll-out.pdf

Kenya’s Lake Turkana wind project delayed

Nairobi, Kenya — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 18 March 2011 – First power from Kenya’s 300MW Lake Turkana wind project ‒ the largest of its kind in Africa ‒ has been pushed back slightly because of delays in obtaining the necessary government guarantees. 

In January the Kenyan government finally provided letters of support from the ministry of finance, giving its backing to lenders for the 560 million euro (US$784 million) project.

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Hydropower Expert Job Vacancy

Suitable candidates are hereby invited to apply for the post of Hydropower Expert who will serve the Greening the Tea Industry in East Africa (GTIEA) Project, located in Mombasa, Kenya.

Project Background

The GTIEA Project is a Global Environment Facility supported project being co-implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), and executed by the East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA).

The Project aims to increase investments in small hydropower projects in tea industries in East Africa and thereby reduce cost of electricity, increase supply reliability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the PMO Director, assist in the overall co-ordination, management and oversight of the project.
  • Provide technical assistance to project developers to ensure successful project implementation in consultation with other experts.
  • Conduct training and capacity building activities for project developers, including on-site training, select study tours, etc.
  • Formulate mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness of capacity building activities.

The details on the scope of work are available on the website.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • University degree in engineering, preferably Masters degree
  • 10 years experience in planning, design, construction supervision and contract management of hydropower projects, preferably small hydropower projects.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and with wide stakeholders in the private/public sectors, NGOs, community based organisations and donors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Expected salary of USD 5,000 — 5,500 only per month consolidated depending on qualifications and experience.

Non-Kenyans are tax exempted.

The term of the job shall be to July 2011, with the possibility of extension.

Applicants should send a cover letter stating dearly their suitability for the position substantiated by past experience and a completed application form (available on the website), to reach the undersigned not later than 25th June, 2010 at the following contact address:

PMO Director,

East African Tea Trade Association — (GTIEA) Project,

P.O. Box 85174— 80100, Mombasa — Kenya

Tel.: +254-41-231941617 Fax: +254-41-2319417

Email: recruit@gtiea.org and/or bhola.shrestha@gtiea.org

Web: http://greeningtea.unep.org

Only short-listed applicants shall be notified