MAIN CONTACT POINT:
OVERVIEW OF SUPPORT : Austria’s engagement in the SADC Region is based on SADC’s regional development agenda, the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan, RISDP, and the Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ on Peace and Security, SIPO. A related cooperation agreement between Austria and SADC was signed in October 2008.
Austria focusses in the areas of good governance and infrastructure with thematic focus in renewable energy. From our point of view the affordable access to clean and healthy sustainable energy services for cooking, lighting, heating and cooling as well as other forms of utilisation is major prerequisite for sustainable human development in the SADC Region.
With the challenges of climate change all countries in the world should invest in renewable energy sources and fight against carbon dioxide emissions. We must not rely only on coal, oil or gas. This is why Austria explicitly supports renewable energies sources like solar, hydro, wind, biofuels and geothermal energy. One of the best qualities of renewable energy is the fact that it can be produced on a small to medium scale and it can provide valuable energy in villages and rural settings.
So far Austria has financed about 200 bilateral projects with an amount of € 48 Mio. in 38 developing and emerging countries in assisting people to gain access to sustainable and ecologically sound energy services.
In the last years Austria has committed in the SADC Region an amount of about € 10,00 Mio. to support sustainable energy initiatives.
Statement of Intent: concentration on RE/EE; further technical assistance to SADC in 2018, contribution to EEP Phase III
Austrian Embassy Pretoria
MAIN CONTACT POINT:
Mr Matthias Radosztics firstname.lastname@example.org+27(12)4529130
TA TO SADC ENERGY:
|Project/Programme||Start||End||Financial Support||Type of Support||DAC/CRS Code||Partners/Co-financing|
|No 1 Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative, SolTrain, Phase III, implementation||2016-03-01||2019-06-30||2,53M€||Political Advocacy, Capacity Building, Technical Training, Infrastructure (Solar demonstration systems)
|No 2 Contribution to the Energy and Environment Partnership Southern and Eastern Africa, EEP S and EA, Phase II, implementation||2013-07-01||2018-01-31||2M€||Regional and National Feasibility Studies, Capacity Building, Technical Training, Infrastructure (Pilot Projects, Demonstration Projects)||23030||ForMin, DFiD, SADC|
|No 3 Contribution to the capacity development of SADC, finalised||2014-04-01||2016-11-30||0.6M€||Technical Assistance to SADC Secretariat, Energy Division||23030||SADC|
|No 4 Contribution to SACREEE, Establishment and First Operational Phase, implementation||2013-12-01||2019-03-31||1.8M€||Political Advocacy, Capacity Building, Feasibility Studies, Lobbying for RE and EE||UNIDO, SADC|
|No 5 Communicating Energy in Southern Africa through SADC Research and Documentation Centre, finalised||2014-04-01||2017-06-30||0.57M€||Assistance to SADC Secretariat, Energy Division in communicating energy results in SADC Region||23030
||SARDC / SADC|
|No 6 Small grant agreements for the Austrian Private Sector to Increase Energy Efficiency in SADC Member State, finalised||0000-00-00||0000-00-00||0.4M€||Capacity Building, Technical Training||different|
|No 7 Contribution to a SADC Nexus Workshop, not realised||0000-00-00||0000-00-00||not realised||23030|
|No 8 Contribution to EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund, implementation||2014-01-29||2018-06-30||0.2M€||Infrastructure||different||Trust Fund|
|No 9 Gender Mainstreaming in Renewable Energies in the SADC Region, implementation||2015-11-01||2018-09-30||0.5M€||Political Advocacy, Capacity Building, Feasibility Studies, Lobbying for Gender Mainstreaming||23030||SARDC / SADC|
|No 13 Mainstreaming Gender in SADC Renewable Energy Sector, Phase II||2019-02-01||2022-04-30||0,7M€||Political Advocacy, Capacity Building, Feasibility Studies, Lobbying for Gender Mainstreaming||23030||SARDC/ SADC|
|No 14 Southern African Solar Training and Demonstration Initiative, SolTrain Phase IV||2019-07-01||2022-12-31||2.5M€||Political Advocacy, Capacity Building, Technical Training, Infrastructure (Solar demonstration systems)||23030||AEE-INTEC|
Expected outcome, indicators of project/programme in ICP Regional Energy Support:
Achievements, indicators of project/programme in ICP Regional Energy Support:
No 1: See final progress reporting of phase II per end of February 2016
Outcomes/Results in ETG Action Plan, indicators:
In line with Outcomes/Results in “ETG Action Plan”, indicators: Ad. Results 2: Activity 1 in support of SARDC; Ad. Result 6: Activity 1 letter to Mme Tax was positively replied and shared with ICPs; Activity 3 led to the deployment of TA to SADC Secretariat; ad Result 7: Activity 1 led to the offer by AT to finance a NEXUS workshop, ad Result 8: Activity 1 led to the funding of SARDC document of how to mainstream Gender issues in the RE sector;