2 of June 2022

ALER Open Day & General Assembly - New Directorate of ALER

During ALER Open Day, in May 24th,Mozambique's National Energy Director Pascoal Bacela gave an inspiring speech in which he summarized the history of mozambique's renewable energy sector. Representatives from Angola, participating in the exchange programme organized by ALER , also shared the developments of the sector in their country and the projects envisaged.


Both events took place at the Montebelo Indy hotel in Maputo and simultaneouslyat ALER's offices in Lisbon, with online broadcasting


In the end ALER offered a cocktail to all its Associates and partners, who were able to fraternize and celebrate that they had overcome the constraints of the covid pandemic, to be together again, and the excellent expectations that await us!


At the General Meeting, the Associates unanimously approved the 2021 Report and Accounts, which shows that ALER exceeded expectations for the previous year on a large scale, the second best since the association's activities began.


The new members of the Board of Directors, Fiscal Council and Bureau of the General Meeting were then elected and can be found here


The new Board of Directors counts Mayra Pereira as the new President of the association. Mayra is the founder of Gaia EES Consulting. Her journey with more than 14 years of experience working in the energy and environment field, especially in the areas of research, policy design  , feasibility studies, large-scale project management and business development services are an added value to the position she now assumes at ALER.


The current President states that "this mandate aims to bring innovation components to meet the goals of SDS 7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the definition of new strategies and approaches for accelerating the participation of renewable energies in the energy matrix in Portuguese-speaking African countries. " 


Miquelina Menezes, who ceased her position as President of ALER but assumed the presidency of the General Assembly, said, the "resilience of the association after a difficult 2020" year that reached "very positive results". Miquelina Menezes expressed her gratitude and wished that the new Directorate "continue the excellent work developed so far".