Call for Consultants- Research on Solar Energy Uptake in Ghana

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  • November 10, 2017     Accra

    The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) seeks the services of a team of consultants / consulting firm  to undertake a research on “The Potential of Solar Energy in Ghana: Stakeholder Uptake and Business Case as Alternative Energy Source”. This research falls within the policy and regulatory framework of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) project.

    Objectives of Assignment

    The objectives of the assignment are to:

    • obtain information on solar energy technology production, uptake and use in Ghana;
    • identify sustainable ways of creating an enabling environment for active stakeholder participation in solar technology initiatives; and
    • recommend policies and a systematic approach that policy makers could adopt to ensure solar energy businesses are profitable and Ghanaians patronize solar energy as alternative energy for domestic and industrial purposes.


    The team of consultants / consulting firm shall deliver the following:

    • A final report
    • A PowerPoint presentation of key findings (to be shared with all interested key stakeholders) at a validation workshop


    The level of effort required for this assignment is 35 input days over the period November to December, 2017.

    Qualification and Requirement

    A team of consultants / consulting firms with relevant skills and competencies will be needed to undertake the assignment. The team members should have at least:

    • MSc preferably in energy-related field
    • MSc Environmental Economics, Marketing
    • Six (6) years of demonstrated experience in data collection and analysis
    • Six (6) years of demonstrated experience in evaluation of projects
    • Demonstrated report writing skills

    Application process

    The full terms of reference (ToR) for the assignment is available at the ‘Related Files’ section or here. To  apply,  interested  individuals / consulting firms  should  submit CVs of their team  and  a  proposed  daily  rate  (in  USD)  to latest by 15hrs GMT, 20th November, 2017.

    The Ghana Climate Innovation Center (GCIC) is providing a country-driven approach to solving climate, energy and resource challenges to support economic development through job creation in Ghana. The project is being implemented by Ashesi University, Ernst&Yong, SNV and the United Nations University  (UNU-INRA).

  • ToR_GCIC _Solar Energy Research

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