MAKERERE CEDAT to host the East African Energy Centre

The East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE), is expected to be launched tomorrow at Makerere University College of Engineering, Art, Design and Technology (CEDAT)in Kampala, Uganda.

The inauguration ceremony will be preceded by the EACREEE Executive Board (EB) and Technical Committee (TC) Meeting on 10 June, 2016.

The two-day event which is organized by the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), will bring together delegates from the Partner States’ Ministries responsible for Energy as well as development partners.

The EACREEE will act as a regional think-tank and focal points for sustainable energy activities and issues, as well as strengthening ongoing national activities in the areas of policy and capacity development, knowledge management and awareness raising and investment and business promotion in the areas of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.

EACREEE is also expected to encourage and promote greater cooperation between Partner States for improved coordination and synergies in the energy sector.

A CEDAT student at an exhibition.
A CEDAT student at an exhibition.

The centre will also acts as think-tank for sustainable energy issues and activities, while aiming at the creation of an enabling environment for regional renewable energy and energy efficient markets and investments by mitigating the existing energy deficits in the EAC region.

The Makerere University CEDAT was designated as a Centre of Excellence for the EACREEE at the 11th Meeting of the EAC Sectoral Council on Energy, on September 11, 2015, in Arusha, Tanzania, after the 31st meeting of the Council of Ministers of the EAC directed the Secretariat to initiate the process of identifying a host institution within the Partner States.