On the 7th February, 2020 a follow up meeting between Regional Association of Energy Regulators for Eastern and Southern Africa (RAERESA) and Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) was held in to order to elaborate the end goals for the intended collaboration in the enhancement of a Sustainable Regional Energy Market (ESREM) in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Region (EA-SA-IO).
The chairperson in charge of the meeting emphasized the aspects of capacity building, information sharing and international cooperation in relation to the Strategic Plan and Business Plan of RAERESA. A discussion on the concept and roadmap to establish an academy for RAERESA in Zambia was held, the rationale is to localise capacity building activities with support from cooperating partners such as the Centre for European Energy Regulators (CEER).
This approach is meant to motivate setting up of an office within RAERESA and having capacity building activities conducted at KGRTC in order to make use of already existing infrastructure and networks for effective training programme design, delivery, certification and follow-up. The Proposal to establish the Academy is yet to be presented at the AGM of RAERSA for adoption.
The first MoU drafted in April 2019 between the two organizations will be enhanced to capture the new opportunity on the RAERESA academy, this will give KGRTC the opportunity to host two (2) training programs under the MOU between RAERESA and CEER.
KGRTC will remain open and ready to take up the opportunity. RAERESA and KGRTC will work together to foster realization of the common goals related to sustainable development of the energy sector through capacity building and information sharing, facilitation of energy supply policy, legislation and regulations aimed at enhanced reliability, affordability and security in the energy supply value chain.
The meeting was concluded with the new goals projected and documented in order to enhance the MoU that was previously signed.