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End of the year and mandate retrospective
26 of December 2017
End of the year and mandate retrospective

Dear Members and Friends of ALER,

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to make the retrospective of ALER’s activities. Additionally, it is also the end of the first mandate of the governing bodies of ALER. One more reason to take a moment and appreciate all the work that has been done.

ALER is looking for an intern for administrative support
22 of December 2017
ALER is looking for an intern for administrative support

ALER is looking for an administrative assistant to join the Association under the scope of an internship from the Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional (IEFP).

Success stories from Mozambique: Clean cookstoves change lives
20 of December 2017
Success stories from Mozambique: Clean cookstoves change lives

Clean cookstoves change the lives of the families in the communities of posto administrativo 3 de fevereiro, in Manhica district in Mozambique. The project is being implemented by Livaningo since 2012 and aims to reduce the use of wood and coal, as well as indoor pollution caused by smoke.

SEforALL launches People-Centered Accelerator and new report
20 of December 2017
SEforALL launches People-Centered Accelerator and new report

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and partners launched the new People-Centered Accelerator - a voluntary partnership led initiative that aims to advance social inclusion, gender equality and women’s empowerment in sustainable energy, contributing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) presented in Guinea Bissau
20 of December 2017
Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) presented in Guinea Bissau

The Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) was recently presented by the Guinea Bissau Government to investors, international partners and entrepreneurs, with the purpose to increase electricity access to households, businesses and public facilities.

New Global Wind Atlas Launched
20 of December 2017
New Global Wind Atlas Launched

On the 28thof November, the World Bank and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) launched the new Global Wind Atlas, a free web-based tool to help policymakers and investors identify promising areas for wind power generation, virtually anywhere in the world. 

ALER 3 years Anniversary
20 of December 2017
ALER 3 years Anniversary

On December 15th, ALER celebrated its third anniversary.

ALER continues to grow and place Lusophone countries on the renewables’map!

Thanks to all who have contributed to the success of these three years.

ALER signs the Energy Compact agreement to expand solar energy in Mozambique
20 of December 2017
ALER signs the Energy Compact agreement to expand solar energy in Mozambique

On December 1st, the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy and cooperation partners, together with ALER and AMER, signed in Maputo the "Energy Compact Africa-Mozambique", an initiative to promote the expansion of the domestic solar market in Africa and help achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals - universal access to energy.

Community Programme for Access to Renewable Energy in Bambadinca – “BAMBADINCA STA CLARO”
4 of December 2017
Community Programme for Access to Renewable Energy in Bambadinca – “BAMBADINCA STA CLARO”

Dear readers,

Bambadinca’s mini-grid was built pursuant to the Community Programme for Access to Renewable Energy in Bambadinca – “Bambadinca Sta Claro”, and a business model has been developed and implemented to ensure its sustainable operation.To ensure economic and social sustainability of the project, the management is done by a public-community partnership and in this context, the Community Energy Service of Bambadinca (SCEB) has been set up. 

PALOPs at COP23
3 of December 2017
PALOPs at COP23

The twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) took place from 6-17 November in Bonn, Germany. COP 23 finished with slow progresses and with the discontent of the most vulnerable countries to climate change.

African Portuguese speaking countries were present at COP 23 in order to ask for higher technical and financial support to deal with global warming in a time where Africa is already suffering with climate change.