During the validation workshop of the JTA for off-grid solar PV technicians held in Praia, Cabo Verde in December 2015 the participants from the ECOWAS member states suggested Technical Committee (TC) candidates to support the RCB in establishing and operating the certification scheme. As such, ECREEE has formed a Technical Committee with representatives from each of the 15 ECOWAS member states that serves as an advisory group to the RCB and is consulted at key stages of the implementation and further development of the RCS. The Technical Committee members will have a maximum 4 year term.
The Technical Committee members support the RCB in undertaking the following activities to help achieve the objectives of the regional certification scheme:
Participate in the review process of relevant documents such as:
- The Guidelines for Regional Certification, the selection criteria for additional training institution, the assessment and examination framework, the certification decision, and maintenance of the certification processes. Consultations with national stakeholders.
- The Job Task Analysis for the higher level of professionals within the solar PV industry and for other RE and EE professionals as needed.
- Inform national stakeholders (potential solar PV technicians, training institutions, government representatives, solar companies) about the details and benefits of the certification program.
- Participate in Sub-Committees comprising a minimum of 3 members to undertake complaint reviews and investigations.
- Participate in examination and JTA sub-committees.
The selected Technical Committee members are listed in Table 2.
|1||Country||TC Member||Association or institutions|
|1||Benin||Faustin Dahito||Association Interprofessionelle des Spécialistes des Energies Renouvelables|
|2||Burkina Faso||Emmanuel Kabore||Association des Professionnels de l’Energie Solaire|
|3||Cabo Verde||Emílio Benrós||Lobosolar|
|4||Côte d’Ivoire||Mohamed K. Sako||Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouet-Boigny (INP-HB) de Yamoussoukro|
|5||Gambia||Ya Awa Njie||Gambia Technical Training Institute|
|6||Ghana||Nana K.S. Asamoah||Association of Ghana Solar Industries (AGSI) / Ghana Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting|
|7||Guinea||Aissatou Billy Sow||Centre de Recherche Scientifique de Conakry Rogbane|
|8||Guinea-Bissau||Soares Faustino Vaz||Direcçao Geral da Industria|
|9||Liberia||Stephen V. Potter||Rural and Renewable Energy Agency|
|10||Mali||Alhoussein Issa Maiga||Centre National de l'Energie Solaire et des Energies Renouvelables|
|11||Niger||Saïdou Madougou||Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey|
|12||Nigeria||Olunrinde E. Lafe||Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA)|
|13||Senegal||Sidy Bouyan Ndiaye||Agence Nationale pour les Energies Renouvelables|
|14||Sierra Leone||Mohamed A. Jalloh||National Council for Technical and Vocational and Other Academic Awards (NCTVA)|
|15||Togo||Komi Apélété Amou||Université de Lomé|