Implementation arrangement at the district level
At the district level, the working modality already agreed with the GoN/AEPC for REDP III will continued through the district project team and support organization. RERL district team will continue to work closely with the district authority: particularly the DDCs. Project sites specific activities will be jointly prepared and implemented by RERL programme team and DDC (DEES/U) team. Likewise RERL programme team in the district will coordinate will other district line agencies like District Technical Officers (DOLIDAR) for better collaboration infrastructure related projects. District level work will be implemented by EDO (as in REDP III) and s/he will work in close coordination with the field RE Adviser and Livelihood Adviser.
Following programme structure has been identified by RERL district team:
A. DEES - In 26 DDCs, DEES will be continued which will be supported by GoN/AEPC.
- Energy Development Officer (EDO) - 1
- Technical Officer (TO) - 1
- Office Assistant (OA) - 1
- Messenger - 1
B. DEEU - In 32 DDCs, RERL will be supporting TOs financially and technically as and when required.
- Technical Officer (TO) - 1
- Assistant - 1
- Community Mobilization Coordinator (CMC) - 1
- Community Mobilizer (CM) - 4
District Energy Fund (DEF):
District Energy Fund (DEF) will be created and/or strengthened under DDC in all programme districts to channel financial resources for rural energy development. As per the existing practice and guideline agreed by AEPC, the District Council has endorsed the formation of DEF. DEES will be responsible for the operation of DEF. EDO and LDO will be signatories for the operation of DEF account.
Bottom-up Planning and Implementation of Program Activities:
To give continuity to decentralize management systems and the bottom-up/community level planning approach, capacities of the local authorities (LDOs, EDOs, TOs), Community Organisations (COs) and Functional Groups (FGs) will be strengthened to help them plan and manage RE projects/ programmes. RERL will assist the DDCs and VDCs to identify potential implementation sites for the livelihood promotion based on the community-managed rural energy systems. The program will also assist in preparation of VDC and district level livelihoods and rural energy development plans.
The local level planning of programme activities will be facilitated by the technical advice of DEES and central office of AEPC/RERL. The district level annual plans will be prepared by the DDC through DEES as per the decentralized energy and livelihoods planning guideline. With endorsement of District Council, the annual programme and budget will be submitted to PMU (RERL Central Office, Kathmandu). The PMU will review and compile the annual plan and programmes of all districts and prepare a consolidated annual plan and budget, the work plan will also include activities to be implemented directly by the PMU and AEPC and submit a consolidated plan to AEPC. After the approval of annual the PMU will prepare an Annual Work Plan following the NEX modality which will be approved by the Project Executive/NPD and endorsed by the UNDP. Once the Annual Work Plan is approved, appropriate quarterly and activity plans will be prepared by PMU and the district and community level activities will be implemented by the respective DEES.