15 of December 2015
Participation via internet

Webinar: Energy Access in Mozambique

This webinar, jointly held by the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, ALER and the Clean Energy Solutions Center, aims to showcase the status of and efforts to scale renewable energy in Mozambique. This webinar is part of the broader work the UN Foundation is undertaking around energy access within the UN and the World Bank’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative.

The presenters featured in this webinar will give a national overview of the current regulatory framework of the energy sector in Mozambique, its range of renewable energy resources, existing and planned renewable energy projects, market conditions, and current efforts around education and training in the sector. The webinar will also feature the latest developments in rural electrification in Mozambique, and will showcase an innovative mini-grid project.


  • Ms. Isabel Cancela de Abreu, Executive Director of ALER, will present the Association’s activities to promote renewable energy solutions in Portuguese-speaking countries, mainly in Mozambique.
  • Mr. Boris Atanassov, Director of Greenlight and ALER consultant, will share the findings of ALER`s recently completed renewable energy status report of Mozambique.
  • Ms. Miquelina Menezes, former CEO of FUNAE, will discuss Mozambique´s current efforts around rural electrification.
  • Mr. Guilherme Collares Pereira, Director of International Relations - Access to Energy at EDP, will present a mini-grid project for rural development in Mozambique using cotton residues and solar PV for electricity production.

The presentations will be followed by an interactive Q & A session where participants will have a chance to discuss the details of renewable energy prospects in Mozambique and how to improve rural electrification and off-grid solutions with the presenters.

Please note the webinar will be held only in English.

Registrations open here


Date and time:
15 December 2015

9:00 (Washington DC)

14:00 (Portugal)

16:00 (Mozambique)

Expected run time:
1 hour 30 minutes

Proposed agenda:

9:00-9:05 Overview of the Clean Energy Solutions Center and introduction of presenters, Sean Esterly, CESC

9:05-9:10 Overview of the Practitioner Network and the webinar topic, Richenda Van Leeuwen, UN Foundation

9:10-9:20 Ms. Isabel Cancela de Abreu, Executive Director of ALER – Lusophone Renewable Energy Association

9:20-9:35 Mr. Boris Atanassov, Director, Greenlight (ALER´s consultant)

9:35-9:45 Ms. Miquelina Menezes, former CEO of FUNAE – Mozambique Energy Fund

9:45-09:55 Mr. Guilherme Collares Pereira, Director of Access to Energy project at EDP - Energias de Portugal

09:55-10:25 Questions & Answers, moderated by Sean Esterly

10:25-10:30 Closing remarks