Webinar | Promoting Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development in Africa post COVID-19

Promoting Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development in Africa post COVID19
Wednesday, 10 September 2020, 11.00 (Coordinated Universal Time - UTC) |Webinar

The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will host a joint webinar to gather insights from relevant technical experts on how technology innovation and digitalization in the power system can shape a socially inclusive energy transition towards the achievement of the sustainable development goals and the Agenda 2063.
The discussion will bring together African and non-African technical institutions, international organizations, the private sector and civil society.

Expected outcomes of webinar are to:

  • Understand the key role of energy transition in Africa in the post-pandemic period towards sustainable development and improved resilience;
  • Discuss the crucial role of innovation and particularly digitalization of energy systems in energy transition; and
  • Identify strategic actions through renewables to stimulate energy transition and boost socio-economic development of the Continent in a sustainable and just manner.
The event will take place on September 10 at 11:00 AM GMT – 12:30 PM GMT, and will be structured as follows:

Opening Remarks
Mr. Gurbuz Gonul, Director Country Engagement and partnerships, IRENA
Ms. Safiatou Alzouma Nouhou, Director Independent Delivery Unit, AREI

Keynote Presentation
Mr. Francisco Boshell, Analyst RE Technology Standards and Markets, IRENA

Interventions from experts from African Countries, Regional Organizations and Development Partners
Mr. Daniel Schroth, Acting Director for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency and Adviser to the Vice President Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Complex - AfDB
Mr. Amine Idriss Adoum, Director of Programme Delivery and Regional Economic Integration, AUDA-NEPAD
Mr. Michael Kiza, Programme Management Expert, EACREEE
Mr. Jean Koutele, Economic Community for Central African States – ECCAS
Mr. Federico Bonaglia, Deputy Director of the OECD Development Centre
Mr. Bah Saho, Acting Executive Director, ECREEE
Mr. Stefano Signore, Head of Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Unit, EU-DEVCO
Dr. Maged K. Mahmoud, Acting Executive Director, RCREEE
Mr. Kudakuwashe Ndhlukula, Executive Director, SACREEE

Questions and comments from the audience
For participants wishing to attend this virtual event, please register here