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About TaqaWay

 

In two consecutive meetings in 2013 and 2014, the League of Arab States (LAS) Executive Bureau of the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity entrusted the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) to develop a web based renewable energy and energy efficiency information system. Accordingly, TaqaWay has been developed as a joint collaborative initiative between the LAS and RCREEE. It enhances the availability and the quality of renewable energy and energy efficiency data in the Arab countries by providing common platform for data collection, storage and sharing between countries, regional institutions and other stakeholders. TaqaWay has been developed by RCREEE with additional kind support of GIZ, UN-ESCWA and UNEP.

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About the League of Arab States

The League of Arab States is a regional intergovernmental organisation of 22 Arab member states. It was established in Cairo on 22 March 1945. The League’s main goal is to “draw closer the relations between Member States and co-ordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries”. The League of Arab States facilitates political, economic, cultural, scientific and social programmes designed to promote the interests of the Arab world. It has served as a forum to coordinate policy positions and to deliberate on matters of common concern.

The Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity (AMCE) was established by the League of Arab States in 1993 as a council in charge of overlooking issues related to the production, transmission and distribution of electricity as well as renewable energy and energy efficiency. The objective of the council is promoting cooperation and coordination and aligning polices among the Arab states to enhance the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

www.leagueofarabstates.net

 

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About RCREEE

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is an independent not-for-profit regional organisation, which aims to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in the Arab region. RCREEE teams with regional governments and global organisations to initiate and lead clean energy policy dialogues, strategies, technologies and capacity development in order to increase Arab states’ share of tomorrow’s energy.

www.rcreee.org

 

About GIZ / The Policy Dialogue and Knowledge management on Low Emissions Development  Strategies in the MENA Region (DIAPOL-CE) Project

DIAPOL aims to support the League of the Arab States - Energy Department to harmonize clean energy strategy development and implementation in the MENA region and to support regional initiatives to promote climate and energy initiatives among LAS member states.

The project is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), In cooperation with the league of Arab States and its technical arm RCREEE since its launched in 2014. In 2018, the project second phased commenced with focus on:

  • Implementing and monitoring the Arab Sustainable Energy Strategy
  • Designing, updating and regular follow up of NEEAPs and NREAPs .
  • Regular tracking and reporting on implemented NDCs in the energy sector of LAS member states.
  • Updating and upgrading Arab sustainable energy data base.
  • Promoting and setting up regional initiatives aiming to catalyze the use of clean energy and climate friendly technologies.

https://www.giz.de/

 

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About UN-ESCWA

UN-ESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectoral policies for member countries, a platform for congress and coordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory. UN-ESCWA activities are coordinated with the divisions and main offices of the Headquarters of the United Nations, specialized agencies, and international and regional organizations, including the League of Arab States and its subsidiary bodies, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

www.escwa.un.org

 

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About UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

www.unep.org