SOLE in Tunisia is organising a workshop to design an energy policy paper for the Tunisian municipalities
Municipalities play an important role in pushing the energy transition agenda and paving the way towards renewable energies, a role which has become even more crucial with the rising costs of energy. The transition towards renewable energies is challenging, both legally and financially. That's the reason why the Fédération Nationale des Communes Tunisiennes (FNCT), Tunisian partner of SOLE, is supporting Tunisian municipalities to implement energy-saving programs by fostering a precious networking between projects like SOLE and GreenBuilding, both co-funded by the ENI CBC MED programme.
This year, 9 municipalities (Sfax, Kairouan, Sousse, Bizerte, Medenine, Hammam-al-Anf, Douz and Kef) obtained the energy quality label, under the national program "Coalition of Municipalities for the Energy Transition". In June 2022, 11 municipalities obtained approval to benefit from the financing of energy-efficient projects with a total value of about 2.6 million Tunisian dinars provided by the Energy Transition Fund and loans from Local Municipality Support Fund, as well as self-financing. These projects were won by the municipalities of Zahra, Ben Arous, Nefta, Manzil Jameel, Ghomrassen, Gabes, Tozeur, Grombalia, Hammam Alif and Kelibia.
With the growing awareness of the importance of moving towards rational energy policies, the FNCT is working with stakeholders to design a "public policy paper" related to energy control, which will become a reference document for Tunisian municipalities, to use in designing their own local energy policies and energy economy plans. To present this work, FNCT invites you to a live broadcast on FNCT’s Facebook page, on Thursday October 6th 2022 at 7pm local time, to attend a panel discussion, led by Ms. Douaga Al Awadni, FNCT communications team member, with the participation of:
- Abdellatif Hammouda: Mayor of Enfidha and Chairman of the Renewable Energies Committee at FNCT;
- Abdelhamid Al-Kanouni: National Coordinator, Municipal Alliance Program for Energy Transition, at National Agency for Energy Control;
- Hajar Bejaoui: Architect, municipality of Nabeul;
- Reem Chaker, coordinator 'Green Building' project.
The initiative is carried out within the SOLE project's framework.