Ramallah, 27 September 2023 - The Special Technical Committee on CleanTech held its inaugural meeting today at the Ministry of National Economy in the presence of numerous stakeholders. Appointed by ministerial decree in May 2023, the Special Technical Committee on CleanTech is one of the key pillars envisioned by UNIDO and its partners for the sustainability and national ownership of the achievements of the MOUSTADAMA Programme.
The Special Technical Committee (STC) on CleanTech will provide strategic and policy guidance and recommendations on the actions needed to bring renewable and energy efficiency technologies into the industrial sector. The STC on CleanTech will also facilitate and enable the technical implementation of the initiative, ensure and follow up the stakeholder's roles and contributions, and advise the initiative team on resolving strategic level issues and provide necessary assessments to support the required solution. Finally, it will continue to support the industrial sector to pave the way towards a facilitating implementation environment for sustainable energy solutions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean technology) in Palestinian industry.
The participation and commitment of the Minister of National Economy, H.E. Mr. Khaled Osaily, together with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MTIT), the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoHE), the Palestinian Electricity Regulatory Council (PERC), Palestine Standards Institution (PSI), the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), Palestinian Technology Association (PITA), the Investment Promotion and Industrial Estate Agency (IPIEA), the Environmental Quality Authority (EQA), the Palestine Technopark, Al-Quds University, and Gaza University, demonstrates the alignment of institutions in supporting cleantech innovation and fostering the growth of the local cleantech industry.
“Cleantech is an exceptional driving force that can contribute to economic growth, to innovation and to the virtuous and sustainable management of our resources”, stated Ahmed ElFarra, representative of UNIDO in Palestine. “The institutionalization of the cleantech national ecosystems is an excellent news for the development of this strategic sector, and this broad stakeholder support will help to consolidate the cleantech culture in Palestine and foster the growth of a young and innovative entrepreneurship in the country”.