Upcoming EventsFeb28Tueall-day Aid & Development Africa Summit @ Nairobi, KenyaAid & Development Africa Summit @ Nairobi, KenyaFeb 28 – Mar 1 all-dayThe 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February – 1 March 2017 with an aim to explore how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in … Continue reading →Mar1Wedall-day 5th edition of the Africa Busine... @ Sheraton Hotel5th edition of the Africa Busine... @ Sheraton HotelMar 1 all-dayThe 5th edition of the Africa Business Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will be held in Ethiopia on the 1st of March 2017 in the 5 star Sheraton Hotel, under the Patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi (Forbes ranked billionaire … Continue reading →Mar8Wed10:00 am Sustainable Energy & Technology ... @ Hall 103 -104 BITEC, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition CentreSustainable Energy & Technology ... @ Hall 103 -104 BITEC, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition CentreMar 8 @ 10:00 am – Mar 10 @ 6:00 pmAnnounced by a joint partnership among the Ministry of Energy. Chulalongkorn University, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Transport, and Ministry of Industry, the 2017 SETA will be held under the theme “Towards A Low-Carbon Society”; Highlighting the Trend … Continue reading →Mar14TueMar20MonMar27Mon
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Accra, Monday 20, 2017 — The Ecosystem Based Adaption for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA; www.ebafosa.org), established under the auspices of the United Nations Environmental Programme will join the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and the Ministry for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation to launch the all-inclusive pan-African framework on food security in Ghana on the 3RD of March, 2017 at the University of Ghana (ISSER Auditorium) from 8:30 to 12:30 pm. The event is expected to bring together key stakeholders in all areas– public and private sectors, educational and research institutions, individuals publics/citizens, community based organizations, international intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, civil society groups, etc. to collaborate in developing and implementing policy solutions to upscale Ecosystem Based Adaptation – driven agriculture and its value chain improvements toward ensuring sustainable inclusive growth in Ghana.
In partnership with the Climate Innovation Center, Ghana, the Clean Energy West Africa Summit will host the first incubator workshop in April which will look at how entrepreneurs can build, develop and sustain clean energy businesses.
The UK and Zambia have signed an Energy Africa Partnership Agreement, announcing their commitment to accelerate the expansion of the household solar market across Zambia
The newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has announced the kick-start of a project termed ‘Planting for Food & Jobs programme’ under Ghana’s agricultural sector which is set to receive 125 million Canadian Dollars investment from the Canadian government. According to the minister, the project will create over 750,000 jobs for the youth. The project is scheduled to commence this March and to continue during the next farming season this year. The project seeks to create a sustainable food security structure for all people across the country. Planting for Food & Jobs will be operating under five main components: supply of improved seedlings, provision of fertilisers, extension services, marketing for produce and e-agriculture. Ken Ofori-Atta – Ghana’s Finance Minister represented the government of Ghana to sign the agreement which allows the release of the funds. The Canada government was represented by Ms Heather Anne Cameron, the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana.
First report about ‘Risks of renewable energy projects’, elaborated by Blue Tree Asset Management and CMS Albiñana & Suarez de Lezo among 110 investors from 7 countries
Happy World Wetlands Day (WWD) to everyone who works to protect global wetlands. Wetlands are the link between land and water, and are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Some common names for different types of wetlands are swamp, marsh and bog. To be called a wetland, an area must be filled or soaked with water at least part of the year. As wetlands are continuously threatened by human activities, this is a day to spread awareness on the importance of wetlands and call on more people to join hands in protecting wetlands.
The project which is being executed by Uganda Electricity Generation Company (UGECL) and a Chinese company Sinohydro Corporation – as contractor, was anticipated to produce 600MW of hydropower was paused due to recognized cracks in the dam section which posed threat to the project. Stakeholders partnered in finding teams of experts, both local and international to get a solution to the challenge. After several consultations, concrete works have resumed at the project site. Key inputs from the experts included reducing the temperature of the concrete during placement as well as improvement on the placement methods, which demanded the use of agitator trucks. Following that, a cooling plant has been installed on site to ensure concrete is placed at 20 degrees Celsius. Currently, the contractor, Sinohydro, has completed over 95% of the tunneling excavation and is currently concreting the tunnel.
Virunga Foundation and Aera Group Launch Carbon Certification for Renewable Energy in Democratic Republic of Congo
Matebe will produce more than 13.6 MW, supplying 600,000 people with clean, accessible and affordable electricity, kickstarting the green economy and bringing over 12,000 sustainable employments for those in the region of Rutshuru
As the recent UN COP22 ended in Marrakech, industries seek to reduce their carbon emissions to support climate action. Key sectors in carbon reduction are power, energy, technology, utility & transport industries. In view, “Sustainable Energy & Technology Asia 2017” (SETA 2017) has been announced to be held during 8-10 March 2017 from 10:00 to 18:00hrs. at Hall 103 -104 BITEC, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand.
Midsummer, a leading supplier of production lines for cost effective manufacturing of lightweight flexible CIGS solar cells, today announced that its Asian client now manufactures lightweight flexible solar modules with conversion efficiency of 14 per cent.
Midsummer previously announced that they have sold their compact DUO solar cell manufacturing system to an Asian client. The system is in production and it produces flexible solar modules at record levels. The flexible solar module is made of cells from the client’s factory in Asia.
Gulf Council Countries renewable energy targets have been reported to have the potential of creating an average of 140,000 direct jobs per year. The report which was published last year by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on renewable energy market analysis in the Gulf Council Countries (GCC) region sees an appreciable growth of renewable energy in the region and also declares Saudi Arabia as the world’s seventh largest oil consumer and the world’s largest oil exporter, thus making it an oil dependent economy. However, the country has declared plan to diversify its economy by depending on more green technology and sustainable sources.
By Jo Wilkinson, PV-Tech
Groundbreaking on Solar Field in Burundi: Power Africa Partner Gigawatt Global Advances 1,000 MW Program
2,500 celebrate historic groundbreaking in one of Africa’s neediest countries for a $14m solar field to advance economic and social development
Kenyan all-girls school recognised for rooftop photovoltaic plan that will reduce utilities expense
A number of active citizens from all parts of Ghana gather to discuss whether the country should place a complete ban on plastic bags.
Nigeria, one of the largest economies in Africa, is continue to face challenges with energy access and power supply. As the country gears towards increasing employment by providing jobs, and strengthening the economy for youth. The Scatec Solar project has attracted new investors who will support the project with an estimated USD 150 million which will boost the 100 Megawatts Scotia project in Nigeria. Additionally, the project is also targeted to setting Nigeria on their commitment to the Paris Agreement as the project is estimated to prevent 120,000 tons of CO2 emissions every year as a renewable energy power source.
The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of “climate denier,” for his claim that climate change is a hoax. However, there is cautious optimism that his presidency will not overturn the global agenda on climate change. Hopefully, his views on climate change will change and align with reality when he settles into the Oval Office. Policymakers also believe that global climate agreements cannot be reversed easily.