31.10.-01.11.2013 Johannesburg, South Africa
African Renewable Energy Dialogue
20 AREA members from 15 countries meet at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa
The African Renewable Energy Dialogue assembled 20 AREA members from 15 African countries stressing the importance of cross-national and cross-sectorial knowlede exchange.
See video and presentations here.
07.-10. October, 2013 Cape Town
Power up - A just Energy Transition for the South
Mr. Ansgar Kiene, AREA Coordiantor, showcasing the German Energy Transition & sharing insights of successful REFiT policy in Africa
Energy is a pivotal and global issue. As we progress into the second decade of the 21st century, growing demands on electricity by developing countries is putting increasing pressure on existing supply options and stepping up the urgency to address these needs in a just and sustainable way.
Civil Society Organisations from Brazil, South Africa and India share their experience with energy programmes and deliberate about a joint way forward. “Power up! – A just Energy Transition for the South”
03.-04. September, 2013 Dakar, Senegal
Regional Expert Dialogue for Francophone Africa
Mr. Hervé Azamtsa, AREA SC member, representing the African Renewable Energy Alliance at CTCN
It was the fourth of a series of Regional Expert Dialogues planned to help UNEP and its Consortium partners understand the challenges and priorities of each region in order to help the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) respond effectively to their needs.
24.-27. September, 2013 Cape Town, South Africa
AREA supporting organisation
The use of off-grid wind power to facilitate sustainable energy for all in sub-Saharan Africa
AREA Steering Committe member Ansgar Kiene presenting on:
“Access to Renewable Energy: What frameworks are necessary in Institutions & Politics, Finance & Markets, Human Resources, Technology, Research & Development?” Windaba 2013
"We now have a dark Africa, but we need to put a light on. For poverty to be eradicated, everyone needs energy. Renewable energy is the answer to sustain our livelihoods."
Mrs. Bulelwa Tinto,
Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy, South Africa