CARICOM’s First Energy Knowledge Hub Launched

The Caribbean is now home to its first energy data repository and knowledge management framework, the CARICOM Energy Knowledge Hub (CEKH). The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) launched the hub on Thursday, April 29 2021, during an hour-long virtual opening ceremony. 

The CEKH was conceptualized in 2014 to fill knowledge gaps and allow energy actors, students, and others to access key data and information for energy planning, decision-making, and awareness building.   

Programme Manager for the CARICOM Energy Unit, Dr Devon Gardner, said that the launch brings CARICOM closer to the energy revolution. CCREEE Executive Director Dr Gary Jackson envisions the hub as a virtual community for academia and industry and a networking tool for project developers seeking professionals with specific skillsets.

The CEKH is the product of a collaboration between the CCREEE, the CARICOM Energy Unit and the GIZ – Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC), made possible through the financial support of the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ).

TAPSEC Programme Lead, Mr Simon Zellner, added that the CEKH represents CARICOM’s potential for research and capacity development. In lauding the CCREEE for this milestone in becoming one of CARICOM’s knowledge management hubs, Mr Zellner reaffirmed the GIZ’s support for both the CEKH’s successful implementation and the region’s energy transition. 

Register for the CEKH here: http://bit.ly/RegistrationCEKH 

Access tips for navigating the CEKH here: http://bit.ly/HowtoCEKH

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