After the launch of RES4Africa in Kenya in 2016, the program now expands to include Ethiopia through an official launch in Addis Ababa. The conference aims to highlight renewable energy markets, foster a dialogue between local stakeholders and RES4Africa members, and generate a deeper understanding of local needs to propose concrete solutions. This event will bring together public and private sector stakeholders from Europe and Eastern Africa to discuss lessons learned and identify remaining gaps, challenges and emerging issues for a smooth deployment of renewable energy in Ethiopia.

The conference will touch upon the key topics for a sustainable renewable energy market development, such as policy and regulatory frameworks, scaling up investments, financing solutions and new business models, technological and technical issues, industrial development and the role of capacity building and technical training in unlocking the renewable energy potential of Ethiopia. The event aims to generate a deeper understanding of local needs and present a set of matching and innovative solutions.

ARE is a supporting association of the conference. David Lecoque will contribute to a panel discussion on "Decentralised renewable energy solutions to foster economic development".

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Date events
03 October 2017 to 04 October 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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