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Most of the above projects/programmes that are/were being implemented via AEPC are scheduled to end in 2011 or 2012 and rely heavily on donor support. For the future, AEPC would like to expand on the successes achieved, and try to build a more sustainable RE sector which is less dependent on donor support. AEPC's Strategic Organisation Development (SOD) plan provides a relevant framework for AEPC to function smoothly in future. This draft SOD is the output of a comprehensive consultation process that addresses sector challenges, assesses the present organization, and sets up goals and strategies for AEPC. It also proposes a new organization structure and presents a road map for the sector and a plan of action for achieving goals for AEPC. AEPC mandate statement noted on the SOD include:
  1. Formulate policies and regulatory frameworks to enable promotion of sustainable clean energy solutions,
  2. Develop and coordinate plans and programs,
  3. Mobilize resources,
  4. Facilitate promotion and provide technical support to stakeholders,
  5. Design and oversee monitoring and evaluation systems,
  6. Facilitate networking and collaboration in the sector, and
  7. support R&D and innovative services.

The proposed mandate provides leadership in internalizing the modalities, approaches and program components in relevant ministries and Government hierarchies. It supports to create favorable environment for internalization of best practices within the system.

Simultaneously, current Three Year Plan (TYP) (2010/11 -2012/13) of GON has set objective for the alternative energy sector to improve living standard of rural people, increase employment opportunities and productivity, reduce dependency on traditional energy resources and attain sustainable development through the integration of the alternative energy with the overall socio-economic activities. Meanwhile, Nepal is selected as a pilot country for Nepal for Scaling- up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) which is the new funding window under Climate Investment Funds. It is imperative for AEPC/GON to come up with a sustainable plan and the appropriate mechanism to implement renewable energy programs and reach to the most vulnerable and rural communities. Also further harmonization of the various projects/programmes is envisaged as important. The continued commitment from bilateral donors like DANIDA, NORAD, DFID on the promotion of renewable energy sector based on the current situation and the available opportunities, the Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL) is designed to fit with all the global and national priorities and play an important role in addressing recommendations of AGECC, unmet goals of UNDAF Nepal, CPAP, UN CCA in Nepal and the Three Year Plan of Nepal.

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