REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, kindly invites you and your communities to join the new RENdez-vous Africa: Dialogue Series.
RENdez-vous events are inclusive of people from all types of organisations. We aim to build bridges outside of the energy sector! There will be time for networking and we encourage you to meet other people during the event.
RENdez-vous Africa: What do renewables mean for Africa?
Wednesday 10 November 2021
Time: 14:00-15:30 CAT |1-2:30pm Paris | 7-8:30am EST New York
In Africa, conversations around renewable energy need to move beyond those of basic energy access, climate mitigation and adaptation. While these are important, the uptake of renewables also needs to be discussed in the context of economic development and innovation; supporting broader societal development; and bolstering the extraordinary potential of the continent. But to succeed in securing the energy necessary for Africa’s development, we need to discuss candidly what renewable energy means for Africa.
Titled “What do Renewables Mean for Africa?”, the first event in the RENdez-vous Africa: Dialogue Series will bring together African players from both within and outside of the renewable sectors to exchange on this question. The event aims to start the process of identifying common interests and ways to broaden the energy discussion to non-energy sectors.
The keynote speaker will be Ali Zerouali (Director Of Cooperation & International Development at Masen).
This event is free and open to the public. Brief commentaries will be followed by extensive small group discussions. Come prepared to turn your camera and mic on! There will be time for networking on REN21’s special event platform that offers dynamic networking in a way rarely seen online.