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What is CEDRO?

CEDRO is a UNDP managed demonstration project that was launching through initial funding from the Spanish Government through the Lebanon Recovery Fund (LRF) for its first three phases (2007 – 2014). Its current fourth phase, known as CEDRO 4, is funded by the European Union.  Its objective is to install approximately 120 energy efficiency and renewable energy applications in public facilities throughout the country, ensure technology transfer, encourage the private sector to invest in various renewable energy sources, and ultimately create an enabling environment to adopt a national sustainable energy policy. In its current fourth phase, the project aims at implementing approximately 7 large scale renewable energy applications in collaboration with the private sector to assist the government of Lebanon in achieving its 12% target of renewable electricity in the electricity mix by 2020 and increasing energy efficiency by 5%.  

How can we apply to benefit from the implementations?

CEDRO has already had a call for beneficiaries that was advertised on its own website, the UNDP website, and local daily newspapers. The call for beneficiaries stated the project’s aims along with an application form listing the required information to be provided.

 

How do we know when to apply and what opportunities CEDRO has?
All opportunities for CEDRO or any UNDP managed project, calls for applicants, contractors and consultants are usually posted on the UNPD and the UNDP Lebanon web pages. Keep checking the page: http://www.lb.undp.org/content/lebanon/en/home/operations/procurement.html on a regular basis.
How can we apply for a job at CEDRO or any other UNDP managed project?

Employment opportunities for all UN agencies in Lebanon are listed on the UNDP Lebanon webpage: http://www.undp.org.lb/jobs/index.cfm.

For unpaid internship opportunities at CEDRO, please email XXX a copy of your CV, a brief statement as to how an internship at CEDRO would benefit your career and the CEDRO project simultaneously, and between what dates you wish to undergo this internship. CEDRO will only contact back applicants with a relevant background to the project’s needs and on an availability basis.
Where can I get more information about employment opportunities, collaborations, funding?

Sign up to our bulletin, it is a monthly publication that will list national activities in this sector: new projects, funding opportunities, jobs, trainings, workshops, etc… 

What are the intended implementations for this phase?

In its current phase, CEDRO 4 implementations will cover the following:

  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency applications, up-scaled on the one hand (>100 kWp), and targeting new sectors (particularly the commercial and industrial sectors)
  • Implementing a low-carbon village
  • Bioenergy application (for heating) from forestry and agricultural residues
  • Renewable energy policy support, planning and analysis
Capacity building, awareness raising, and marketing  

In its current phase, CEDRO 4 implementations will cover the following:

  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency applications, up-scaled on the one hand (>100 kWp), and targeting new sectors (particularly the commercial and industrial sectors)
  • Implementing a low-carbon village
  • Bioenergy application (for heating) from forestry and agricultural residues
  • Renewable energy policy support, planning and analysis
Capacity building, awareness raising, and marketing
How can we apply as contractors to the ongoing implementations?
The large scale solar energy implementations in collaboration with 5 short listed beneficiaries will be released in form of an Invitation to Bid (ITB), which as per the UNDP rules and regulations requires pre-shortlisting of interested contractors. This process was completed through an Expression of Interest (EOI) that was advertised on the UNDP global and Lebanon websites. The applicants were then evaluated based on the criteria set in the EOI, and shortlisted companies are to receive the ITB once it is released by the project.
What is the nature of the listings on the UNDP Lebanon website procurement section?
The listings shown on the procurement page vary from consultancy, to contracting for implementations or studies, to simple asset or services procurement.
What is the Financial mechanism for CEDRO?

The European Union has provided funds for the UNDP, Lebanon, on a project proposal basis detailing the implementations of CEDRO 4. The implementations are subject to beneficiary co-financing; i.e. beneficiaries will receive a grant from CEDRO and will be required to provide a percentage share either directly from their own means or through established soft loans with reduced interest rates

Where can I find information on lessons learnt and findings from the CEDRO project?
CEDRO has provided several types of publications dedicated to different end users; you can check the national publications for nationwide assessments on the different types of renewable energies, the reports for awareness raising tools, the exchanges for down sized technical notes on the various renewable energy and energy efficiency topics. Alternatively, you can check our event section for the workshops organized by the project for more presentations.

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