IRENA’s Country Support and Partnerships (CSP) division helps countries and regions accelerate the introduction of renewable energy. The division works with a wide variety of public and private stakeholders on developing and implementing strategies to achieve a greater share of renewable electricity in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and islands. CSP conducts Renewable Readiness Assessments (RRAs), a country-led approach to identify priority actions to boost renewable energy deployment, with buy-in from all key stakeholders. The division has launched IRENA’s Global Renewable Energy Islands Network (GREIN), with clusters of islands working together on resource assessment, power grid applications, technology deployment roadmaps, and renewable energy for tourism. It is also developing a Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network (REPAN) to assist in IRENA’s work on RRAs and power grids, and working to strengthen regional cooperation on grid infrastructure to increase renewables in the energy mix.
Current CSP programmes and activities include: