EC and IRENA REmap EU Workshop
27 March 2017
Brussels, Belgium

IRENA prepared a new draft of the REmap EU regional report. This one-day workshop event, co-organised with the European Commission (EC), will take place in Brussels on 27 March 2017. During the workshop IRENA will present its revised findings of its newly prepared draft of the REmap EU regional report.

At the event, IRENA and the EC will also discuss with EU Member States possible ideas for preparing policy recommendations.

Kindly note that this event is by Invitation only.

Kick-off Meeting for RRA Mali
3 – 6 April 2017
Bamako, Mali

From 3 to 6 April 2017, IRENA will hold a meeting in Bamako, Mali, aimed at explaining the Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) process to the key stakeholders in Mali. The meeting will establish the core RRA team that will fill up RRA templates and organize bilateral meetings/interviews with some stakeholders — including key national institutions as well as development partners to get their perspective on renewable energy deployment in the country. The outcome of these interviews will complement the work of core RRA team and will guide the discussions during subsequent the validation meeting to be held in May.

Kindly note that this event is by Invitation only.

Review of RE Zones in SAPP and Initiation of Project Sites Analysis
24 – 25 April 2017
Windhoek, Namibia

This 3-day workshop organized jointly with the Southern African Development Community Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) will convene senior officials of Ministries, utilities, and research centres from the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) region. The workshop will review identified solar and wind zones under the Africa Clean Energy Corridor and incorporate any new developments on the ground. Furthermore, the workshop will solicit information on earmarked project sites whose financial feasibility will be assessed.

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Regional Workshop on Renewable Energy in Central Asia
26 – 27 April 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE

A two-day Regional Workshop on Renewable Energy in Central Asia will take place on 26 and 27 April 2017 at the IRENA Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As part of the regional consultative process to develop an action plan guiding IRENA’s engagement in the region, the meeting aims to provide a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities for a more accelerated development of renewables in the region. The meeting is expected to offer a platform for enhancing the dialogue in the renewables sphere among government experts, key national and regional stakeholders, and IRENA.

The meeting will discuss the findings of the regional gap analysis study, receive feedback from the governments and key regional stakeholders on the needs and priorities in the development of the renewable energy sector, and exchange views on IRENA’s potential role in supporting uptake of renewables in the region. The outcome of the meeting will provide feedback into a regional Action Plan.

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Entrepreneurship Support Facility in SADC
27 April 2017
Maseru, Lesotho

This meeting, co-organised with the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and UNDP Lesotho, will mark the inception of the Entrepreneurship Support Facility in SADC and will map the way forward for the implementation of the programme.

The meeting will convene development partners and other stakeholders involved in sustainable private sector development.

Kindly note that this event is by Invitation only.

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