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 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.




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.




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.


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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. 


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 About GIZ / RE-ACTIVATE Project

The regional project RE-ACTIVATE (“Promoting employment through renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Middle East and North Africa”) implemented by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) since 2014, on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has been supporting the partner countries in the MENA region, particularly Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, in making targeted use of the socio-economic effects of sustainable energies. It focuses on labor-intensive applications, in particular decentralized renewable energy generation (photovoltaics, solar thermal and wind), and energy efficiency in buildings, industry and agriculture. The project supports the partners in identifying the employment effects of different applications and in further developing their policy approaches in this respect. It facilitates the development of suitable framework conditions and adapted support instruments and helps to build skills at the local level. Successful examples are documented and fed into national and regional dialogues. The project cooperates intensively with the Regional Centre of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in Cairo to encourage and promote cross-border network building, know-how exchange, stakeholder cooperation and capacity development in these various respects.



Focusing more on the education and the training landscape in the context of renewable energies and energy efficiency in the MENA region, RCREEE acknowledges the huge effort done by the RE-ACTIVATE team on the mapping and the description of the important stakeholders and processes in the area of RE/EE training and capacity development for each of the three countries, based on the questionnaires that have been filled in by the concerned stakeholders.