RRA Egypt: Stakeholder Consultation Workshop
26 – 27 September 2016
Cairo, Egypt

This multi-stakeholder consultation workshop is organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), jointly with the New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) in Egypt.

Building on an earlier kick-off meeting, the workshop will gather national stakeholders from the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, the NREA, utilities, private sector as well as development partners and donors. The aim is to consolidate the findings drawn from research and previous consultations on issues that are critical for the rapid development of renewables in Egypt, a collaborative effort between the government of Egypt and IRENA.

Outcomes of the workshop will feed into the final Renewables Readiness Assessment publication for consideration in the reinforcement of an architecture for the development of renewable energy in Egypt.

IRENA Introductory Meeting
27 September 2016
Abu Dhabi, UAE

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) serves as the principal platform for international co-operation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.

This meeting is organised as a half-day introduction for newly-appointed diplomats and other Member representatives in the UAE to introduce IRENA, its mission and mandate, as well as to present possible avenues of engagement with the Agency.

Through this Introductory Meeting, IRENA seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the Agency’s mission, operation and work.

Renewable Energy Data Collection and Processing Workshop for South Africa
27 – 29 September 2016
Pretoria, South Africa

This three-day technical workshop on renewable energy data collection, processing, and management is prepared and conducted by IRENA, in collaboration with the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Danish Energy Agency, and South Africa’s Department of Energy.

The participants include the Department of Energy of South Africa, who is currently developing a public Renewable Energy Data and Information Service (REDIS) and requested the training. The purpose of the training is to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities in the field of renewable energy data collection, processing and management, and improve data delivery.

Sustainable Bioenergy Supply: Potential, Scenarios and Strategies
28 September
Berlin, Germany

IRENA and IEA are organizing a workshop with the aim of highlighting points of agreement on sustainable, achievable bioenergy potential across global scenarios, including IRENA (REmap), IEA (World Energy Outlook), World Energy Council, Shell, Greenpeace and others.

Engagement of the IEA Bioenergy Agreement, UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) is also anticipated so their viewpoints on bioenergy potential can be considered and better aligned.

International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference 2016 (IOREC)
30 September - 1 October 2016
Nairobi, Kenya

The 3rd International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) is organized by IRENA, with the support of the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the Kenya Ministry of Energy.

The IOREC will take place back-to-back with the SEED Africa Symposium (28-29 Sept 2016) and will convene the key stakeholders from the off-grid sector, including the private sector, financiers, policy makers and development institutions, to share experiences and best practices on design and implementation of enabling policies, tailored financing schemes, innovative business models, and technology applications.

Alongside IOREC 2016, ARE will organize the exhibition to provide the private sector with an opportunity to present its products and projects, and showcase the technologies and know-how at the forefront of off-grid renewables. The venue for the SEED Africa Symposium and IOREC 2016 is Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

More information and the Conference programme can be found on the IOREC website.

LAC-CORE Finance Summit 2016
03 - 05 October 2016
Miami, USA

The event is led by the Latin American & Caribbean Council on REnawable Energy (LAC-CORE) and this year continues the finance focus. It brings together top decision makers, including senior industry investors together with project developers and international banks. Senior government officials will also be present.

IRENA will attend the panel discussion on online portals supporting the development and financing of renewable energy projects. IRENA launched its Sustainable Energy Marketplace – a portal connecting renewable energy and energy efficiency projects with financiers, service providers and technology suppliers – at the COP21 in Paris in December 2015, and will share some of the first experiences and insights in developing, launching and operating the platform.

Strategic Long-term Energy Planning in the Kingdom of Swaziland: scenario finalization and masterplan development
17 - 28 October 2016
Mbabane, Swaziland

IRENA, with support from the Government of Swaziland, is holding a training series to update and expand the country’s System Planning Test (SPLAT-SW) model. The sessions give professionals from local energy organisations to work alongside external experts in renewable energy planning.

This third two-week training course focuses on improving the energy system model in Swaziland based on scenario analysis, and on developing the long-term energy supply strategies to produce a final draft energy master plan.

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