2 of December 2021

ARE, ICA, IRENA, SEforALL, UNEP and UNIDO launch the CORE Initiative

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), the International Copper Association (ICA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Sustainable Energy for ALL (SEforALL), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and the United National Industrial Development Program (UNIDO) created the Cornerstone of Rural Electrification Initiative (CORE), to address the immense capacity building and technical assistance needs of the decentralised renewable energy (DRE) sector and to ensure that safety, efficiency and reliability become the cornerstone of decentralised electrification.


CORE defends that the solution to the sustainability challenge lies in the skills of the local workforce, which must be strengthened to face the huge increase in decentralized electrification in the coming years.


With this in mind, CORE works with partners on the following types of support:


  • Certified CORE Academy trainings for DRE practitioners
  • Development of training and certification frameworks together with universities, training institutions, governments, as well as regional and national partner organisations
  • Flexible, on-demand technical assistance and capacity building activities for governments, DRE practitioners, training institutions, universities and rural and peri-urban entrepreneurs
  • An open-source knowledge platform, which gathers existing technical training materials and tools


Find out more about CORE