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IRENA Africa Clean Energy Corridor High-Level Meeting

17 January 2014 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Highlights for Friday, 17 January 2014
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Room shot

A view of the room during the day's events.

IRENA On Friday afternoon, a ministerial meeting convened to consider an Action Agenda for the Africa Clean Energy Corridor, an initiative launched at the third session of the IRENA Assembly in January 2013 with the objective of developing clean, indigenous, cost-effective renewable power to support Africa's economic development.

The Ministerial Round Table Discussion on the Benefits of the Africa Clean Energy Corridor included interventions by ministers from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Zambia and Egypt. Discussions covered, inter alia: countries' views on the opportunity to move to a renewable energy future; key challenges that countries will face in making the transition; whether countries are fully equipped to utilize their renewable resource potential; and whether the concept of the Africa Clean Energy Corridor provides the necessary elements to enable renewable energy transition.

The Round Table was followed by Partnership Panel on Promoting Investment in Renewable Power Infrastructure with participation by the Asian Development Bank, China, East African Community, Germany, Italy, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and United Arab Emirates. Topics discussed included challenges for renewable power investment in the African setting, key elements for projects to be bankable, whether the Corridor makes sense at the scale envisaged and how partners can be engaged in the development of the Corridor.

The ministers agreed to endorse the IRENA Communiqué on the Africa Clean Energy Corridor with elements of zoning and resource assessment, country and regional planning, enabling frameworks for investment, capacity building and public information.
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Dais shot

A view of the dais.

Adnan Amin
Adnan Amin, Director-General, IRENA.
Ato Alemayehu Tegenu
Ato Alemayehu Tegenu, Minister of Water and Energy, Ethiopia.
Carlos Lopes
Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa.
Ali Yacoub Mahamoud
Ali Yacoub Mahamoud, Minister of Energy, Djibouti.
Harry Kalaba
Harry Kalaba, Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environment, Zambia.
Dikobe Ben Martins
Dikobe Ben Martins, Minister of Energy, South Africa.
Daniel Schroth
Daniel Schroth, Principal Energy Specialist, African Development Bank.
Tabitha Boutros
Tabitha Boutros, Minister of State for Electricity and Dams, Sudan.
Magdy Rady
Magdy Rady, Assistant Minister for International Economic Affairs and International Cooperation, Egypt.
Etienne Nyombo
Etienne Nyombo, Deputy Minister of Energy, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Wang Zhongying
Wang Zhongying, Director, Chinese National Renewable Energy Center.
Jesca Eriyo
Jesca Eriyo, Deputy Secretary General, East African Community.
Ingolf Dietrich
Ingolf Dietrich, Deputy Director General, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.
Mosad ElMissiry
Mosad ElMissiry, Head of Energy Division, NEPAD.
Botswana
Aaron Somolekae, Principal Engineer - Renewable Energy, Botswana.
Giorgio Starace
Amb. Giorgio Starace, Italy.
Thani Al Zayoudi
Thani Al Zayoudi, Director of Energy & Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates.
Salvador Namburete
Salvador Namburete, Minister of Energy, Mozambique.
Joaquim Ventura
Joaquim Ventura, Secretary of State for Energy, Angola.
Burundi
Aloys Ndugaritse, Ministry of Energy and Water, Burundi.
Munacho T.A. Mutezo
M.T.A. Mutezo, Deputy Minister of Energy, Zimbabwe.
Around the High-Level Meeting
Ministerial Lunch

Participants enjoyed a ministerial lunch before the high-level meeting.

Coffee Break

Participants chatted over coffee and tea during a break.



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Related Links
IRENA Assembly resources

*IRENA Assembly website and documents

*Provisional annotated agenda

*IRENA’s membership figures

*Information about the IRENA Council

*Website for the First session of the IRENA Assembly, 3-5 April 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*Website for the Second session of the IRENA Assembly, 13-15 January 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*Website for the Third session of the IRENA Assembly, 13-14 January 2013, Abu Dhabi, UAE


WFES resources

*WFES 2014 website

*WFES 2014 programme

*WFES 2014 speakers

*WFES 2014 exhibitor List


Jobs Conference resources

*Conference website

*Conference agenda

*Conference speakers


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the IRENA Renewables and Islands Global Summit, 6-7 September 2012, Malta

*IISD RS coverage of WFES 2012, 16-19 January 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*IISD RS coverage of the Pacific Leaders Meeting and Second Session of the IRENA Assembly, 13 and 14-15 January 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*IISD RS summary report of the Workshop on Renewables – Competitiveness and Innovation, and the Official Opening of the IRENA International Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC), 6-7 October 2011, Bonn, Germany (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the Workshop on the Occasion of the Official Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) Inauguration, 6 October 2011, Bonn, Germany (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the High-Level Africa Consultative Forum on Renewable Energy, 8-9 July 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*IISD RS coverage of the Fifth Session of the Preparatory Commission for IRENA and First session of the Assembly of IRENA, 3-5 April 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*IISD RS coverage of WFES 2011, 17-20 January 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*Energy-L - A mailing list for news on energy policy

*Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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