Palestine assumes presidency of RCREEE board of trustees

February 14, 2016 - Palestine has assumed the presidency of the Board of Trustees of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency during the 13th meeting of the board. The meeting was held on 14 and 15th of February in Cairo. The presidency of the board was transferred from Mr. Naseer Kareem Kasim, Head of renewable energy department at the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity to Eng. Ayman Ismail the general manager of the Palestinian energy and environment research center.

RCREEE’s secretariat headed by Ahmed Badr thanks Mr. Naseer Kareem for his outstanding support, leadership and efforts over the last year and looks forward to working under the new leadership.

In addition, the meeting witnessed the signing of a cooperation framework between the Department of Energy of The League of Arab States and the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.
The framework aims to increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Arab region, coordinate, and support governments in the adaptation of clean energy policies and strategies. Furthermore, the cooperation seeks to activate the regional dialogue on policies and plans for renewable energy in accordance with each county’s conditions.

The cooperation framework also includes the promotion of joint Arab investment as well as promote capacity building and exchange experiences and activities. Moreover, framework confirms the importance of joint studies aimed at spreading and developing renewable energy and energy efficiency.

About RCREEE Board of Trustees

RCREEE is governed by a Board of Trustees (BoT) which is responsible for setting the center's strategic direction, annual work plans, and evaluating financial performance.

The Presidency of RCREEE BOT is transferred alternately every year among RCREEE member states according to their alphabetical order. The presidency of RCREEE BOT was assumed since its establishment by Egypt in 2009. Then Jordan assumed the presidency in 2010, followed by Tunisia in 2011, Algeria in 2012, Bahrain in 2013, Sudan in 2014 and Iraq in 2015.