The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) are building a strategic partnership.
24 August 2011
IRENA, REEEP join forces to promote renewables
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Partnership (REEEP) moved forward in strengthening
their good working relationship and building a strategic
partnership by signing a Memorandum of
Understanding on Wednesday. The MoU defines a
general framework for cooperation within which both
organizations can explore and implement concrete
activities over the next three years.
According to the MoU, the two organizations will exchange information, expertise and viewpoints
in order to realize potential synergies and enhance public dialogue, while also striving to implement
common positions that will promote the widespread and increased adoption of renewable energy.
?This document really formalizes the working relationship between the two organizations,? said
Marianne Osterkorn, REEEP?s Director General, ?and it lays out a clear roster of areas where we
can collaborate productively. ?
?REEEP has a strong track record of targeted interventions on the ground, and solid regional
presence, so it is good to be complementing each other?s strengths,? Dr. Osterkorn said.
Director-General of IRENA Adnan Amin stated that ?IRENA strives to become an inclusive
platform upon which governments, scientists, academia, investors and civil society can work
together to build a framework to promote renewable energy. Joining forces with REEEP which has
a wide membership is a first step in this direction.?
The two leaders have engaged in a fruitful dialogue over the past months where the idea of a
partnership between the two organizations took shape.
Various activities have already taken place, including a joint booth at the 2011 World Future Energy
Summit in Abu Dhabi, along with REN21 and IISD.
IRENA was officially established in Bonn on 26 January 2009. To date 148 states and the European
Union signed the Statute of the Agency; amongst them are 48 African, 38 European, 35 Asian, 17
American and 10 Australia/Oceania States. It acts as the global voice for renewable energies.
REEEP is a non-profit, specialist change agent aiming to catalyze the market for renewable energy
and energy efficiency, with a primary focus on emerging markets and developing countries.
REEEP projects create a base for clean energy policies
IRENA - a new catalyst for renewable energy growth