POWER KICK FOR AFRICA 2010: Renewable Energy for Sustainable African Development
Renewable Energy for Sustainable African Development
June 21-23, 2010 Coconut Grove Hotel, Accra, Ghana
The international conference gathered members of the African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) to elaborate policies, technologies and financial mechanisms for the deployment of renewable energies in Africa. Partners of the conference were the Energy Commission of Ghana, Reeep, SolarWorld, the Alliance for Rural Electrification, Energiebau Sunergy Ghana and Alternative Energy Africa Magazine.
The conference brought together some 30 representatives from parliament, energy ministries and commissions, electricity regulators, industry and civil society from Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Cape Verde and Europe. This wide range of participants provided an excellent networking opportunity. Throughout the workshop participants engaged in lively discussions sharing their experience and knowledge on renewable energy for sustainable African development.
- Statements by participants on their vision for renewable energy in Africa
- Conference report including participant list
- Mr. Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo, Director Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
Progress made by Ghana on RE project implementation and lessons learned for AREA
- Hon. Ms. Elizabeth Thabethe, Chairperson, Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy, South Africa
Renewable Energy Policies in South Africa
- Mr. Mahama Kappiah, Director, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency ECREEE, Cape Verde
Challenges and opportunities of scaling-up renewable energy in West Africa
- Ms. Amanda Luxande, Programme Manager, REEEP Southern Africa Secretariat
Insights into clean energy development
- Mr. Prof. Eli J. Bala, Director Renewable Energy, Energy Commission of Nigeria
Renewable Energy Development in Nigeria
- Ms. Susan Edwards, Director, Institute for Sustainable Development, Ethiopia
Indigenous energy resources, their potentail and annual exploitation
- Mr. Kwabena Otu-Danquah, Chief Renewable Energy, Energy Commission of Ghana
Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff and other policies applied in Ghana
- Mr. Kofi Agyarko, Energy Commission of Ghana
Energy Efficiency Measures implemented in Ghana
- Mr. Ansgar Kiene, Director Africa, World Future Council Foundation
Proposal for a global renewable energy policy fund
Power to the People – Poster
Solar Screening of the FIFA Football World Cup 2010
June 11 – July 11, 2010 Oboadaka, Ghana
As part of Power Kick for Africa the World Future Council (WFC) enabled football enthusiasts in the non-electrified Ghanaian village of Oboadaka to watch Ghana’s group matches of the 2010 Football World Cup live on a large screen. The workshop participants and media representatives travelled to Oboadaka to join the community watching the World Cup match Ghana vs. Germany.
This was Africa’s first Solar Public Viewing and proved to be an excellent vehicle for spreading the word about renewable energy and its enormous benefits for off-grid regions among decision-makers, the media and the public. German, Ghanaian and international media reported comprehensively on Power Kick for Africa.