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Clean Energy Competency Certification for Experienced Professionals
SUNREF Nigeria Programme, French Development Agency (AFD), European Union Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU-ITF).
  • Mini-grid
  • Solar
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Access
  • Financing and Business Models
  • Renewable Energy
  • Nigeria
SUNREF Nigeria Programme is a Green Energy Financing Initiative of the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU-ITF). The programme seeks to improve access to energy through improved access to affordable finance for Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) technologies that will improve lives, increase economic opportunities, and support various sectors such as industry and agriculture. The project is designed to help mitigate climate change, reduce carbon emissions, increase economic opportunities, improve employment and, ultimately, sustain development in Nigeria.

Hosted by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and in partnership with local banks, UBA and Access Bank with Technical Assistance Consultant led by Winrock International Consortium, SUNREF Nigeria offers the private sector competitive loans and technical assistance for structuring their green investments so they can seize the opportunities of green finance.

A major goal of the SUNREF intervention is to ensure technical support and standard practices by strengthening the capacity of sustainable energy stakeholders i.e., RE/EE professionals, companies, business associations, manufacturers, agencies, ministries, partner banks etc.

Considering the foregoing, SUNREF is looking to offer scholarship to 35 qualified professionals to obtain ‘Certificates of Competence’ under the National Skills Certification Scheme for experienced professionals offered by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in Mini-Grid Design (MGD) & Solar Photovoltaic Installation Supervision (SPVIS). The Certification Scheme was launched in November 2021 through the support of the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) II, a technical assistance programme which is funded by the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power (FMP).