ESIP "Energy Sector Improvement Programme” promotes conditions for renewable energy and energy efficiency in and succeeds the IDEA “"Institutional Development for Energy in Afghanistan” programme in Afghanistan.
Focal areas include:
- enhance the cooperation between key actors in the Afghan energy sector at central and decentralized level for the implementation of selected policies (Output 1),
- support the Afghan private sector to develop market strategies and access to market-based quality standards and maintenance concepts for solar photovoltaic and thermal energy (Output 2),
- training and professional upskilling of public sector employees and universities (Output 3) and
- implementation of new technical and economic approaches for operating renewable energy installations in the Panj-Amu river basin (Output 4).
Furthermore, supplementary capacity development initiatives will cut across all outputs
Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union (AREU) Members Need Assessment (January 2019)
Assesment of Private Sector companies has been conducted in three provinces and 115 companies have been surveyed, 90 companies were assessed in Kabul including AREU members and nonmembers
The assessment aimed to assess the existing and future AREU members and nonmembers’ characteristics, needs and requirements, capacities and to represent in the form of graphs and illustrations.
The assessment also aimed to:
- To cluster the response based on developed questionnaire and to provide a basic analysis through illustration of graphs and charts.
- To collect data regarding the private sector experience, required field of supports, project implemented, plan, policy, etc.
Some of the key points that can be inferred from the assessment are as follows:
- 53% of companies have more than 5 years’ experience.
- 87% of companies are active just in Afghanistan and 13% are also active abroad.
- Most companies provide installation, manufacturing, whole sale and consulting services.
- About 37 companies provide solar water heater services.
- Premium, standard and good are the qualities that is mostly provide by the companies.
- Most companies buy their products from Chines, Japanese and European manufacturer.
- Most of the companies’ customers are usually personal customers.
- 77 % of companies aren’t aware from government laws, policies and plans.
- AREU mostly provides networking and policy advise services for its members.
- 78% of union members are pleased with the services provided by the union.
- 87 % the assessed companies are active in field of RE and 13% plan to be active in the future.
- 42% of the companies have less than 5 employees, 10% of the companies have more 30 employees.
Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union (AREU) Members Need Assessment Report
- Final Report of AREU member need assesment:
- Energy Sector Improvement Programm (ESIP) Mid-term review Workshop Report
- Energy Sector Improvement Programm (ESIP) Planing Workshop Repor
Capactiy Building Programm
Yoth Entrepreneurs Support (YES)
Youth Entrepreneurs Support (YES) is a knowledge-based and activity-ori-ented leadership and entrepreneurship, youth training program in the country. YES, intends to bring together university youth to deepen their leadership and entrepreneurship skills and knowledge. To complete the program, up to 100 youth will attend 2 training semesters. The first semester (two months) will stand for theory classes consisting of technical classes, management, leader-ship, and entrepreneurship classes, while the second semester (four months) will stand for practical exposures of the participants. YES, will use a dynamic and customizable training curriculum based on participants’ needs and market demands into two different groups Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in buildings. The participants to the YES program will fill application forms and pass a com-petitive interview session. Upon the completion of the program, each partici-pant is mandated to conduct a passing-it-on (PiO) exercise, which implies do-ing a mini-training to share what they have learned with at least 10 other youth in their faculty or community, only those who complete the PiO qualify for a certificate. Through the PiO component of YES, 500 young people are antici-pated to receive training on leadership and entrepreneurship in Renewable En-ergy Technologies and Energy Efficiency. Throughout the program, participants will benefit from 25 different interactive sessions. The other benefits of this program will include Internship with Ger-man Cooperation (ESIP program of GIZ) for at least 6 months, conducting practical case studies, visiting power plants and related institutions.
During the ESIP Mid-term workshop two importants agreements titled implementation of Youth Entrepreneurship Support Program (YES II), and development of Domestic Private Sector Steering Group were signed with the relevant partners including MEW, AREU, ACCI, and DABS:
- Implementation of Youth Entrepreneurship Support Program Agreement (YES II)
- Development of Domestic Private Sector Steering Group Agreement
Sustainable Energy Master’s Programmes
Women's Initiatives for Sustainable Energy (WISE):