The Seminar on Good Governance for Renewable Energy held between 30th of June and 1st of July was attended by professionals from São Tomé and Príncipe and Cape Verde. Both countries are in the process of establishing a partnership whith objective to produce electricity from renewable energy resources to supply the rural communities of São Tomé and Príncipe.
This meeting has achieved its main goal of knowledge sharing in the field of renewable energy in the Islands. The enormous participation and interaction of the attendees as well as the interest shown by the topic, enriched the whole event.
The Director of Natural and Energy Resources of São Tomé and Príncipe, Chicher Diogo, stressed the importance of implementing renewable energy sources as alternatives to fossil fuels for the socio-economic development of the country.
This event is the result of South-South cooperation which falls into a tripartite project financed by Spain, gathering Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe and Canary Islands institutions.
Being Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe priority countries for this year, ALER has followed this initiativeand will keep a close eye to the developments and opportunities that may arise from this partnership.
See the Seminar presentations (Portuguese only):