Jordanian-German Energy Partnership

Project description

Title: Jordanian-German Energy Partnership
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
Country: Jordan
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR)
Overall term: 2020 to 2022

Context

The cooperation on energy policy between Germany and Jordan was first established in 2016 as an energy dialogue. In early 2019, the countries then decided to further their cooperation and roll out the environmentally sustainable, progressive and economical energy supply. The Energy Partnership was created as part of this as a central platform for dialogue on energy policy between Germany and Jordan. 

The project is part of the global programme on Supporting Bilateral Energy Partnerships in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is supporting the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in implementing and developing strategies for Energy Partnerships (EP) with Jordan as well as Algeria, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Morocco, Mexico, South Africa and Tunisia. GIZ is also involved in establishing new dialogue formats with other developing countries and emerging economies.

Objective

The Jordanian-German Energy Partnership is driving the energy transition of both countries forward through constant political, economic, regulatory and technological exchange. 

Approach

The project is helping to share experiences of Germany’s energy transition in Jordan. In this way, Jordanian experts from the energy sector, administration, science and education can be made aware of the challenges of the energy transition. 

The Energy Partnership combines exchange between high-ranking government representatives with expert advice from industry, science and academia and other relevant stakeholders. 

Regular intergovernmental meetings enable an intensive political and technical exchange between German and Jordanian decision-makers on the energy transition. 

BMWi and the Jordanian Energy Ministry agreed on the following priority areas for the cooperation:

  • Socioeconomic effects of the energy transition
  • Education in the area of renewable energy sources
  • Integration of renewable energy into the power grid and flexibility of power grids
  • Expert exchange
  • Promoting women in the energy sector

The project is setting up two permanent secretariats based in Amman and Berlin. They serve as a first point of contact and platform for the stakeholders, providing information on the Energy Partnerships’ activities. 

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