The Ethiopian power sector is expanding at an unprecedented rate in an effort to support strong, broad-based economic growth averaging approx. 10% per year. To accommodate this transformation, substantial investments and reforms in the energy sector are needed. Not least to address the key challenges as security of energy supply, least-cost development of the energy sector, future power generation mix based upon security including climate resilience, local resources and cost effectiveness.
Denmark has become a strategic key partner for Ethiopia within energy through a trust building government-to-government approach. This new Programme responds to the Ethiopian request. The intended impact is based on creation of choice possibilities in the energy sector development and increased security of supply through larger shares of variable renewable energy sources, strong system integration and solid energy planning and modelling tools, and capacity development. Enhanced performance of the energy sector through stronger Ethiopian government structures, institutions and systems, and private sector development – thereby enabling access to energy (SDG 7).
Overall goal to which the Programme contributes is focused on Ethiopia achieving the vision of building a Climate Resilient Green Economy and reaching lower middle-income status by 2025, and realises its NDC goals, and achieves SDG7 and SDG13 targets. The development objective of the Programme is “through government to government cooperation to develop the Ethiopian government structures and systems that in a sustainable and cost optimal way improves access to energy (SDG 7) and hereby supporting the Ethiopian vision of building a Climate Resilient Green Economy while reaching lower middle-income status by 2025”.
The overall objective of the consultancy covering a period of July 2020-June 2021 is:
a) In close cooperation with the embassy focal point (hereafter the embassy) to lead the overall process in a consultative manner in order to identify and formulate a new Danish Ethiopia Energy Programme (DEEP) that meet demands of partnering countries and utilize the Danish experience and expertise within energy sector transition building on the current Accelerating Wind Power Generation in Ethiopia Programme (AWPGE) and the Strategic Sector Cooperation (SSC) on Energy Planning and Modelling. The areas of cooperation are identified in the almost final draft concept note. The concept note will be presented for the programme committee 22nd of October and should be finalized primo September.
b) Finalize concept note, programme document and all required annexes for the programme in a final format ultimately ready for approval by the Danida Programme Committee, Council for Development Policy and the Minister, according to the Danida AMG for programmes above 39 DKK millions. This includes the possible incorporation/editing in of a possible water component in the overall programme. The input of the water component will be delivered through a separate proces in the autumn.
The services we provided for this assignment included brief inception note at the latest four weeks into the assignment including i) a timetable for the different steps of the assignment and a mission preparation note, with a draft time schedule stipulating tasks and division of responsibilities; ii) draft table of content for each of the documents to be prepared as part of the identification and formulation process; A targeted assessment document containing an overall programme approach to capacity development between government institutions including but not limited to methods for monitoring and evaluating capacity building, ways of collecting lessons learned with partners on capacity building as well as criteria for using local consultants, international consultants and staff from the Danish authorities as relevant. Important to build this on the current DK-ETH programmes and structures. A limited number of other targeted assessment documents may be requested as relevant and agreed with the embassy. This could include institutional assessments, capacity building needs assessments, topical policy briefs etc., brief End-of-mission report(s) summarizing key-findings, list of meetings/workshops and participants and next step as relevant, continued updated process action plan (PAP) that cater for consultation and validation of concept note and programme document with engagement partners, on-going consultations and presentations with relevant government authorities in partner country on the identification and formulation of the programme.
Finalisation of the concept note with the embassy incl. all annexes following the guidance and requirements of Danida AMG. The deliverable includes both draft and final versions of the concept note, all subject to approval, a programme document and development engagement documents with development partners’ incl. all annexes following the guidance and requirements of Danida AMG. The deliverable includes both draft and final versions of the programme document and development engagement documents, all subject to approval. The identification and formulation of the documents followed the latest version of Danida AMG for programmes above DKK 39 million, Guiding Principles For The Danish Climate Envelope, guidelines for country programming (as relevant) and be aligned with the principles for HRBA.