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

powerkick_210px_14The 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.

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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.

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