Workshop at the Pan-African Parliament
August 15-16, 2013 – Midrand, South Africa
Climate Change, Poverty and Energy – Is renewable energy the solution for Africa?
AREA Steering Committee member, Joseph Nganga and AREA Secretary General, Ansgar Kiene speaking at workshop convened by the World Future Council, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung and Climate Parliament.
Small PV-Applications – Rural Electrification and Commercial Use
June 17-18, 2013 – Ulm, Germany
AREA is Supporting Organisation of the 3rd Symposium: Small PV-Applications
The Small PV Symposium, a specialized niche conference explicitly focused on all types of small off-grid PV applications (with typical sizes from 1-5 Wp for solar lanterns to 10-100 kWp for some industrial applications). This is by far the largest segment of the total PV off-grid market.
Securing Africa’s Renaissance
24 May, 2013 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
AREA Steering Committee member Hervé Azemtsa speking at the conference
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity/ African Union.
African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings
27-31 May, 2013 – Marrakech, Morocco
AREA Steering Committee member Zohra Abib representing AREA
The AfDB approves a Ten-Year Strategy for Africa’s Transformation
“The Strategy reaffirms the Bank’s strategic choices around infrastructure, economic integration and the private sector. It charts the way towards inclusive growth that spans age, gender and geography…” Donald Kaberuka.
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Sustainable Energy Network Ghana (SENG) launched
May 15, 2013 – Accra, Ghana
AREA and the UN Foundation jointly support the establishment of SENG as first country affiliate of the global Energy Access Practitioner Network within the SE4ALL Initiative
SENG is a network established to support the work of decentralized energy service providers in Ghana, and to serve as a platform to influence policy, increase advocacy for renewable energy, and strengthen the work of companies and non-profits delivering energy services in off-grid areas of the country. AREA Steering Committe members Ansgar Kiene, Gifty Baaba Asmah & Mahama Kappiah were present.
Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy
April 16, 2013 – San Fransisco, USA
AREA is Supporting Organisation of the first international conference in the U.S. focused on 100% renewable energy targets and solutions. 100% renewable energy is rapidly becoming the new normal energy mix. This is not a pipe dream. Millions of people on the local, regional, and national levels are stepping into a new 100% renewable reality. And reaping economic, environmental, and personal benefits.
Renewable Energy Policy Handbook launched
March 18, 2013 Johannesburg, South Africa
You can dowload the PDF version here.
See Joseph Nganga, co-author of the study and AREA Steering Committee member presenting the key findings at the launch event here.
Introduction of AREA membership
Introduction of AREA membership fee & benefit scheme.
AREA media partner
February 19-20, 2013 – New York, USA