On October 18th, it was inaugurated the Fifth Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) by Shri Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of Power & Renewable Energy and, also, President of the International Solar Alliance. Ministers from 20 countries and delegates from across 110 Member and Signatory countries and 18 prospective countries joined the inaugural ceremony.
São Tomé and Príncipe and Angola participated in this Assembly, which took place in New Delhi, and were represented by the Energy Directors Gabriel Maquengo and Serafim Silveira. Both representatives had the opportunity of stablishing network with Indian companies interested in investing in photovoltaic and solar thermal energy in São Tomé and Príncipe and Angola. STP and Angola, as ISA country members, will have new opportunities in this sector, namely during the next year.
Gabriel Maquengo and Serafim Silveira take this opportunity express their gratitude torwards the Embassies of India in STP and Angola, which gave them all the necessary support to their colleagues from the Indian administrative services, by ensuring their entry into India in a short period of time, as well as organizing the event. They will always be able to count on the collaboration of São Tomé and Príncipe and Angola, so that this Alliance strengthens more, and more, for a better world with energy access for all country members.
The International Solar Alliance is an international organisation with 110 Member and Signatory countries. It works with governments to improve energy access and security worldwide and promote solar power as a sustainable way to transition to a carbon-neutral future. ISA’s mission is to unlock US$ 1 trillion of investments in solar by 2030, while reducing the cost of the technology and its financing. It promotes the use of solar energy in the Agriculture, Health, Transport and Power Generation sectors.
ISA member countries are driving change by enacting policies and regulations, sharing best practices, agreeing on common standards, and mobilising investments. ISA is partnering with multilateral development banks (MDBs), development financial institutions (DFIs), private and public sector organisations, civil society, and other international institutions to deploy cost-effective and transformational solutions through solar energy, especially in the least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
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