Thematic Priority Areas

Thematic Priority Areas

The Thematic priority areas are:

1. Energy

Energy supply in Nigeria can be classified two main categories: urban and rural. Urban areas essentially on the grid while rural areas are largely off the grid. Nigeria’s roadmap to power sector essentially focuses on the development of grid-based electricity and the sector reforms only extend the national grid to rural areas which are close to main urban areas, thus leaving the rural areas which constitute over 70% of the population without electricity. This energy poverty and insecurity can be reduced or solved by promoting and providing low carbon energy to these areas thereby promoting “off-grid” electrification. Renewable energy such as sola photovoltaic system (PVs) can be used to accelerate “off-grid” rural electrification (targeting the poor) as well as to facilitate rural development, reduce GHGs emission and improve energy access in Nigeria. In this plan, we will deliberately promote the generation, dissemination and use of renewable energy resources in form of solar, biomass, geothermal, wind, and hydro in order to increase energy access, reduce energy poverty, reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) emission, thereby attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (especially Goals 4, 7, 9, 12, 13) for Nigeria.

2. Climate Action

SDG 13 requires that every country takes action to combat climate change and its impacts. It is still possible, with political will and technological measures, to limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and thus avoid the worst effects of climate change.


3. Research Support Services (Data Bank)

In order to address the age long data gap in the RE&EE space, the REEEA-Alliance seeks to build consensus and synergy on RE&EE indicators. Under the Research Support Services (RSS), we will seek to create a credible statistical data on RE&EE in Nigeria. We will also collaborate and partner with national and international statistical agencies and other relevant stakeholders we have identified as key to resolving the data gaps in Nigeria and beyond.

Table 1: Specific Objectives and Outcomes under The Energy Thematic Priority

Specific ObjectivesSpecific ObjectivesExpected Outcomes
1. Undertake and support transdisciplinary research to generate new technologies and innovations on renewable energy efficiency.- Commission the research study- More available and accessible technologies and innovations for enhancing energy options and access
2. Undertake the study for the elimination of challenges and barriers especially funding in the renewable energy efficiency sector- Research studies
- Sensitization
- Policy Advocacy
- Increase access to funds by RE & EE investors
- Enabling policy environment for investment in RE & EE.


Table 2: Specific Objectives and Outcomes Under The Climate Action Thematic Priority

S/NSpecific ObjectivesStrategiesExpected Outcomes
1.Undertake and support transdisciplinary research to generate climate actions (mitigation, adaptation and resilience) in the RE & EE sector- Commission transdisciplinary research studies on climate actions in the RE & EE- More available and accessible climate action programs from RE & EE
2.Promote REEEA-Alliance Green Innovation Initiatives (GII)- Undertake research policy and practice interventions- More Green Innovation individuals and institutions capable of adapting to clean technology impacts.

- Desired policies that boost adaptation and resilience


Table 3: Specific Objectives and Outcomes Under The Research Support Services

S/NSpecific ObjectivesStrategiesExpected Outcomes
1.To promote a portal for credible, up to date robust statistical data on key national, sub-national and RE & EE indicators- Generate innovative ways of collecting credible an up to date data- Credible data on RE & EE
2.To collaborate and partner with national and international agencies for data on RE & EE- Establishment of relationship and partnership with national and international agencies- Forging consensus and synergy among partners on RE & EE indicators
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