UNIDO announced a new tender for consultancy services for the project “Building institutional capacity for a renewable energy and energy efficiency investment programme for São Tome and Principe”. The deadline for applications is January 16th 2023.
As Small Island Developing State (SIDS) and Least Developed Country (LDC), located in Central Africa, São Tomé and Principe faces specific challenges in relation to its size, remoteness from large markets, as well as dependence on imports and a small number of economic sectors. The mainly agricultural economy is highly vulnerable to natural and external shocks. Like other SIDS, it is significantly affected by climate change and the current economic downturn due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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 (MIRN, 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”.
In this context, UNIDO seeks advisory support of a consultancy company or consortia for the development of a regulatory, legal and practical framework of the implementation of modalities related for the reduction of non-technical commercial grid losses and the uptake of distributed renewable energy (DRE) systems in urban and rural contexts. The consultant can base its work on already existing documents developed by UNIDO, UNDP, AfDB, WB and other partners, including UNIDO supported Clean Energy Mini-Grid Policy Development Guide, which is available in Portuguese.
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