Validation of the study of BSW-Solar on Organizational Needs Assessment of BSREA

The Government of Bangladesh aims to generate 10 % power from renewable resources by 2021 and reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions by 5 %. However, to date, only 3% is being generated by renewables. There is a lot to be done yet, including developing innovative technical solutions, closing the capacity gap, establishing a finance mechanism and increasing awareness of sector stakeholders. To contribute towards these timely needs, REEEP II has taken an initiative to conduct a study on Organizational Needs Assessment of Bangladesh Solar and Renewable Energy Association (BSREA). BSREA - as the apex institution representing renewable energy private ventures, has the potential to support market transition for renewable energy. The study was conducted in collaboration with world renowned German solar association-BSW.

The objective of the study is to assess organizational development needs of BSREA, establish a roadmap and strategy for its organizational development and to support the implementation of the roadmap. During the study, BSW conducted two field missions respectively in November 2019 and in March 2020. On 8 March 2020, a stakeholder validation workshop on the findings of the study was conducted at SREDA in the presence of the senior management of BSREA, SREDA and GIZ. Mr. Helal Uddin, Additional Secretary and Former Chairman, SREDA chaired the event. Mr. Mohammad Alauddin, Additional Secretary, Power Division was at the workshop as a valued guest. President and General Secretary of BSREA, Senior Representatives from SREDA and GIZ ProgrammeCoordinator were present at the validation workshop. Later, on 9 March 2020 another workshop on BSREA’s mission, vision and organizational structures, and finalization of Organizational Needs Assessment, was conducted by BSW-Solar in collaboration with REEEP II.