The Overall objectives of JERA-Center project: 1- To provide training to NCRD staff and researchers to build capacities in EU project management. 2- To strengthen links between research teams of NERC and their EU counterparts. 3- To initiate joint R&D initiatives in the area of renewable energy through partnering events and facilitating mobility of researchers. 4- To enhance firm sustainable implementation of the enhanced capa cities at NCRD. 5- To promote the centre’s international competiveness and its response to socio-economic challenges. 6-To enhance the institutional development strategy. 7- Positioning NCRD as a Centre of Excellence for EU-Jordan RTD cooperation.