Deadline: Jun - 26 - 2023
Deadline: Jun - 26 - 2023
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the General Directorate for Natural Resources and Energy (DGRNE) of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Natural Resources (MIRNA, former MOPIRNA) and the National Designated Authority (NDA) at the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Blue Economy (MPFEA) are implementing the GCF readiness project “Building institutional capacity for a renewable energy and energy efficiency investment programme for São Tomé and Principe”. It is being executed in close coordination with the ongoing GEF funded UNIDO project “Strategic program to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in the electricity sector of São Tomé and Príncipe”. It is also linked with the regional activities of the Central African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CEREEAC), which was recently established by UNIDO and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) in Angola, Luanda.
The project contributes to the nation’s Vision 2030 “São Tomé e Príncipe 2030: the country we need to build", which aims to transform the country into a climate-resilient and vibrant island hub for blue economy business, financial services and tourism, benefitting from the growing regional market of the ECCAS. The success of the vision highly depends on a power sector reform and a transformational shift of the entire energy system from a nearly complete fossil fuel import dependency to renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The energy efficiency activities focus particularly on modalities to reduce non-technical grid losses, energy efficiency standards for appliances and transport, as well as efficient cooking. The latter is a tremendous challenge for the social and economic development of particularly low-income families in rural areas. In Sao Tomé and Principe, the majority does not have access to sustainable cooking services and relies significantly on traditional biomass (firewood) and charcoal. Therefore, the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) and the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) include a transformational vision towards clean cooking appliances with less impact on household health and the environment.
The goal is to replace traditional stoves with efficient high-efficiency stoves, and promote the use of liquid fuels for cooking (LPG primarily), and to a lesser extent, the inclusion of the use of electricity and solar cookstoves. The goal of 100% access to energy-efficient cooking by 2030 complements the goal of 100% access to electricity services by 2030, thus ensuring universal energy access by 2030 for all Sao Tomeans. However, so far the cooking sector does not receive sufficient attention and there is hardly international support for this transformation.
In this context, UNIDO is seeking consulting support to undertake a baseline assessment on clean cooking technologies to serve as a policy tool to incentivize action and the creation of a national market, supported by a strategy and action plan on clean cooking. Primary and secondary information shall come from the application of mixed-method approaches, including consultations with national stakeholders and energy users to ensure the needs of the STP population are taken into account. The work will be complemented by the development of a concept note and capacity-building activities through the conduction of a training and webinar. The latter to be organized by UNIDO in coordination with the GNSEC network. The assignment may also build the basis for a regional approach to be facilitated by UNIDO through the newly created CEREEAC in Luanda, Angola.
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