Zambia’s energy sector has experienced tremendous growth in the last few years. However, it has not necessarily been resilient enough to adapt to the effects of climate change. Over the last years, there is an emerging consensus that a vibrant renewable energy sector and private sector involvement can be the engine for resiliency and adaptation to climate change. Developing and promoting the renewable energy and private sector involvement is therefore critical for energy growth and sustainable energy development in Zambia amid the looming climate change crisis.
With regional integration intensifying, tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade being gradually eliminated, opportunities for increased trade are being created. The renewable energy investment climate is becoming increasingly friendly to business as the Government continues to embark on comprehensive reforms geared towards macroeconomic stability and investment attraction to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Renewable energy resources are becoming cost-competitive. They offer a way to reduce the net carbon intensity of the energy sector, improve energy security, and encourage economic development. Integrating renewables into the national energy mix will be important as future energy systems are optimized both on- and off-grid. So far, in terms of projects, 88MW of solar has been implemented through the private sector participation in the power sector and various renewable energy projects for wind, geothermal and mini hydro are under feasibility study. However, wider uptake of renewables requires addressing barriers to private sector participation and deploying innovative and targeted financial mechanisms.
Therefore, Government through the Ministry of Energy, with support from the World Wide Fund for Nature-Zambia Country Office (WWF-ZCO) wishes to host a Renewable Energy Investment Conference (REIC), under the theme “Unlocking the Energy Potential – Partnering to scale up renewable energy investment in Zambia for sustainable development”.
The REIC will be a key instrument of interface and partnership between the government policy makers and the private sector. The REIC will also act as a vehicle for empowering the Private Sector through advocacy, sharing business and market information and skills.
The event will be held from 11th to 13th November 2020. The event will have a maximum of 50 people attending physically, whilst other participants will be expected to join the forum virtually in view of the C-19 situation.
Objectives of Assignment
Under direct supervision of the Freshwater Project Officer responsible for renewable energy and overall guidance of the Joint Planning team (JPT) of the project, the Event Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all agreed logistical, administrative and media mobilization related functions necessary for the successful convening of the Renewable Energy Investment Conference. Specific tasks of the event coordinator:
The coordinator expected to deliver the following deliverables:
Event report and organized files Within five business days after completion of the event Organizational Setting:
Experience and competencies:
Method of Application
To apply for this opportunity: Please send your EOI including a financial proposal to the email below: