Who we are:
The Heinrich Böll Foundation Afrique du Nord-RABAT (hbs) is part of the Green political movement. Our mandate is civic and political education, and we are working on ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights. We focus particularly on ‘gender equality’ which guarantees social emancipation and equal rights for all.
We are looking for: researchers with extensive experience/knowledge in the field of energy efficiency in the Moroccan context.
In the framework of the program transformAfrica the hbs is carrying out a project on raising awareness for Energy Efficiency targeting the Moroccan public as well as civil society and policy-makers.
Energy efficiency is a key to ensuring a safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy system for the future. It is the one energy resource that every country possesses in abundance and is the quickest and least costly way of addressing energy security, environmental and economic challenges.
Energy Efficiency covers wide-ranging topics related to energy conservation, energy savings, energy consumption, energy sufficiency, energy sobriety and energy transition in all sectors across the globe. Coverage includes energy efficiency policies at all levels of governance enabling social, organizational, and economic factors of sufficient and efficient behavior and decisions; analysis and modeling of energy efficiency performance, measures, policies, outcomes, and impacts; energy management systems and energy services; the role of energy efficiency and demand-side management in energy planning, energy markets and risk assessment; local sustainable energy planning; energy behavior; acceptability of policy, technology, and new energy systems; and emerging technologies and approaches to improve energy efficiency. Despite the great importance of the issue of energy efficiency, studies on energy transition have mainly focused on energy generation. Furthermore, the attitude and habits of citizens concerning energy efficiency measure have thus fare remain unexplored, especially in the specific context of Morocco. Based on the data and information gathered in for this study, the overall aim of the project will be to address the lacking awareness of Moroccan citizen vis-à-vis various energy efficiency approaches. For that purpose, various activities will be implemented all along the project:
- Collecting knowledge on the issue of energy efficiency in Morocco through desktop analysis, experts inputs and interviews with stakeholders and CSO actors,
- Launching a survey door to door in order to collect opinions and practices of people from a neighborhood that will be identified with the expert and analyze the results of the survey in order to be implemented in the study.
Objectives of the papers are:
Based on interviews with experts and desktop researches, the consultant will carry out a case study addressing the state of art of energy efficiency in Morocco, challenges and barriers that hinder the widespread of energy efficiency culture in the country and opportunities for realistic and potentially high impacting initiatives to contribute to spread energy efficiency using a participatory methodology for the first part.
A second part of the study will be dedicated to a survey based on questions that will be hold by a group of students that will be commissioned and coordinate by hbs Rabat. The result of the survey will be hand to the expert by latest 7th September 2018 to be included in the analysis study.
The specific objectives of the study are:
- To map the status quo of energy efficiency policies and initiatives in Morocco
- To collect opinions and practices of people from a neighborhood that will be identified with a group of students in form of a survey in order to be implemented in the study.
- To bring together the different perspectives of all relevant stakeholders in the field, e.g. decision-makers, companies, civil society, citizens etc.
- To analyze obstacles and opportunities for implementing energy efficiency measures
- To identify and report on the good practices and initiatives having emerged in Morocco and that might be replicated
- What is the situation of energy efficiency in Morocco? In which sectors and at which levels are measures implemented or, on the contrary, improvement required?
- What are the policies and strategies related to energy efficiency in Morocco?
- What is Morocco’s role and ambitious in Africa related to energy efficiency?
- What are the barriers related to EE?
- Who are the key actors of the energy efficiency in Morocco?
- What is the national strategy in the field of energy efficiency and how it is integrated into to broader national energy strategy?
- How can the various stakeholders get involved in energy efficiency measures and policies?
- What are the societal and economic advantages/costs of the energy efficiency?
- What are or could be roles of CSO representatives and elected communal, municipal and national elected in the energy efficiency debate?
- What are the barriers and potentials for different groups, such as households, communes, companies etc., to implement energy efficiency measures?
- What do citizens know about energy efficiency and what instruments could be used in order to make them more aware of the benefits of energy efficiency?
This study has a vision to attain and promote sustainable use of energy, in support of the current debate on the national strategy on energy efficiency, which is to reduce the energy intensify of Moroccan economy through improvements in energy efficiency.
The paper is primarily intended for an audience of decision makers such as politicians, national and provincial locally representatives, NGO & CSO and also to a secondary target group such us industrial and mining sector, commercial, tourism, public buildings, residential, transport and educational sectors. Furthermore, the paper is supposed to be the basis for the development of further educational material on energy efficiency for targeting the Moroccan public at a later stage.
Hbs intends to use the study paper for capacity development and knowledge dissemination, and will distribute them widely via hbs social media instruments. The language of the papers is supposed to be informative, precise and facilitating the understanding of the topic to non-experts.
The paper must follow a scientifically rigorous method. The analysis should be based on literature and media review, and expert’s inputs, qualitative interviews with researchers, activists, political actors.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation will recommend to the researcher names of civil society actors who should be interviewed in the process of writing the paper.
The sources of the information used must be duly cited. In case of plagiarism, the author will be held sole and solely responsible.
The aspect of gender inclusive energy efficiency shall be tackled,
A Presentation of the study should be held during a workshop that will take place in November 2018,
• The paper must respect a length of 30 to 45 pages
• The paper must be submitted in Word format (2007 to 2011);
• Format / style of the article: Font: Times New Roman, 12; Interlining: 1.5; Justified; 2.5 cm margins (default Word margins);
• Language of writing: French or English. The final version of the text will be translated into French or English by the Rabat office of the Foundation;
• The editorial assignment has a total duration of 10 days;
• A first version of the paper must be submitted to the Foundation on 15.09.2018;
• The final version of the paper, including hbs comments, must be submitted to the Foundation on 30.09.2018.
An outline of the methodology, including budget and CVs for involved experts should be submitted by email to:
Complete application documents should be submitted by 30th July 2018.