The Assignment Management Team
The process should be led by an Assignment Management Team who will need to engage with other energy sector stakeholders at various stages.
This toolkit has been designed to guide the Assignment Management Team through the process. The Assignment Management Team should include experts with the following knowledge and skills:
Knowledge of the country’s energy sector, including national energy strategies, energy sector stakeholders, energy assets and demand,
Knowledge of the technical, financial, environmental and social performance of energy assets and how these are affected by climatic and hydrological conditions,
Scientific expertise in climate change, its impacts and adaptation, and in the appropriate use of climate change data in decision-making,
Expertise in cost-benefit analysis, preferably specifically related to the energy sector,
Skills in delivering participatory assessments with stakeholders,
Administrative support for organising workshops, meetings etc.
Where all the cores skills are not available within the Assignment Management Team, it may be necessary to employ specialist consultants – for instance, to assist in delivering technical assessments.
Delivering the assessment successfully will involve engaging senior decision-makers and technical experts in the energy sector. It is therefore important that the Assignment Management Team has credibility and good working relationships with those stakeholders.
Furthermore, it is essential to have the support of a local ‘champion’ for the assignment, a senior decision-maker who can assist in initiating the process with other energy sector stakeholders, ensuring that they are fully engaged and supportive.