CORE is an international initiative initiated by the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Copper Association (ICA). CORE is managed by ARE.

Its mission is to enable resilient rural and peri-urban communities by ensuring safety, efficiency and reliability become the cornerstone of decentralised electrification

CORE offers technical assistance to:

  • Practitioners (including design engineers, technicians, installers and operators) on aspects related to improving safety, efficiency and reliability of decentralised electrification projects
  • Communities (especially women) on productive use of electricity
  • Governments on enhancing the policy and regulatory framework in support of decentralised electrification

CORE offers its technical assistance through:

Alignment with UN SDGs

I am a firm believer that like-minded organisations working together can accomplish much more than individual companies going at it alone. CORE brings together the preeminent organisations in the energy access and energy efficiency spaces. I am proud to serve as CORE’s first Chair.

Steven L. Kukoda
Board Chair

Steven L. Kukoda
Executive Director

The CORE team

Jens Jaeger (ARE)

Ling Ng (ARE)
Communications Director

Andre Susanto (ICA)
Academy Manager

Jessie L. Todoc (ICA)
Asia Regional Manager