The platform is accompanied by a steering committee, which establishes recommendations to the individual federal offices (the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE), and as a result assures the platform operative direction. It decides over the funds utilization within the REPIC platform. The steering committee is coordinated through a secretariat.
Informations on the three Federal Offices:
The REPIC platform’s primary goal is to strengthen and coordinate Swiss federal activities on coherent renewable energies, energy efficiency promotion and dissemination within developing and transitioning countries.
Management board and Implementation
The platform's activities are defined by a steering committee composed of representatives
from the four Federal Offices.
Laurent Widmer, SECO
Reto Thönen, SDC
Marie-Laure Pesch, FOEN
Marc Muller, SFOE
The activities are implemented by a secretariat.
The REPIC platform's main principle for the activities and projects is the local anchoring in the target countries, as well as an according sustainable impact. Therefore, a great emphasis is given to the local context, to the partnerships with local actors as well as to a demand driven approach. Local actors' participation is of central importance (ownership). The REPIC Platform seeks to remove existing barriers in order to promote the technology transfer of renewable energy in developing and transition countries.