The ALER General Assembly took place on March 31st, with the participation of our Members exclusively online, due to the developments of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Recently, the Angolan Renewable Energy Association (ASAER) was created, a non-profit association with the mission of promoting renewable energy in Angola.
The Project “Strengthening Access to Sustainable Energy to boost income generating activities” is a community development initiative that aims to improve access to energy resources as a vehicle for taking advantage of development opportunities, namely income generating activities and fostering entrepreneurship in Monte Trigo, Cape Verde.
ARE, ALER’s partners, in cooperation with GIZ, has launched its new paper, as part of its position paper series: Off-Grid Renewable Energies to achieve SDG-7 and SDG-13: Cheaper, Cleaner and Smarter.
Energy is an essential component of life, it is necessary in all our activities and it is at the heart of sustainable development (it meets the needs of current generations in a way that does not compromise the ability to meet the needs of future generations and it consciously manages resources in a way that prevents them from being depleted), since it affects significantly.
Maria da Conceição Mendes Raposo, Chairman of the Board of Directors at (AGER) of São Tomé and Principe answered some questions on the topic, read the full interview.
Ana Monteiro, UNIDO’s Sustainable Energy Program Coordinator in Cabo Verde answered some questions on the topic, read the full interview.
As organisers of the Renewables in Mozambique 2020 conference, we have been closely following the global developments of covid-19. Therefore, together with our partners, we made the decision to postpone the Renewables in Mozambique 2020 conference to a later date in the year.
The next phase of GET.FiT Mozambique programme, funded by German Development Bank, expected to last approximately six months, consists of the tender for selection and hiring of the implementation consultant, which will provide technical assistance to MIREME, ARENE and EDM in the implementation of the GET FiT Mozambique programme. The beginning of activities of the GET FiT Mozambique programme is planned for the third quarter of 2020.
Leading off-grid solar energy companies, governments, development partners, and investors attended Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo (GOGSFE) and agreed to further grow the off-grid solar market. The renewed commitment will accelerate progress towards universal access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy by 2030.