News from Southern Africa (September 2010)

CTI PFAN Project Development & Financing Workshops for AFRICEF
Three Project Development & Financing Workshops for the shortlisted projects, participating in the CTI PFAN Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF), were held in May 2010 in Kampala (21.05), Maputo (24.05) and Johannesburg (26.05). The workshops were designed by CTI PFAN to provide expert input to the selected project developers on the development and structuring of their projects and the preparation of bankable business plans and investor pitches from professional advisors, clean energy investors and development banks. Read more & Download Report…

Power Kick for Africa
From June 21 to 23, 2010 the World Future Council organised an international strategy workshop on renewable energy policies labeled “Power Kick for Africa” in Accra, Ghana. The workshop gathered members of the African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) to elaborate policy technologies and financial mechanisms for the deployment of renewable energies in Africa Partners of the workshop were the Energy Commission of Ghana, REEEP, SolarWorld, Alliance for Rural Electrification, Energiebau Sunergy Ghana and Alternative Energy Africa Magazine. Read more & download report…

SANERI, NEEA and CSIR Partners to Establish the South African Regional Energy Efficiency Centre (SAREEC)
In its search for appropriate energy solutions to meet the future energy needs of South Africa, the Southern African Development Community and the sub-Saharan African region, the South African National Energy Research Institute (SANERI) and the National Energy Efficiency Agency (NEEA) is taking hands with the CSIR and Industry to develop the South African Regional Energy Efficiency Centre (SAREEC), to be administered by AAAMSA. Read more & download document…

Gauteng Gets eWaste Wise
ACER and The Miss Earth South Africa in association with Consol teamed up to launch an eWaste initiative. This project saw a group of schools in Gauteng chosen to receive an eWaste bin proudly sponsored by ACER. The Miss Earth South Africa team and finalists launched the initiative along with Acer Brand Ambassador Paul Rothman last week at Crawford College and King David Linksfield. Learners were educated on the need for eWaste disposal and how they can actively ensure that they clean up their homes of eWaste. Read more…

CTI PFAN Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing – Johannesburg, September 15. 2010
The CTI PFAN Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF) seeks to nurture individuals, project teams and consortia, start-up and existing companies with environmentally beneficial business proposals with the aim of making them happen. The AFRICEF Financing Forum, to be held at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, 15th September 2010, will showcase high-quality clean energy projects from around the African Region in front of some of Africa’s leading investors. View event details

The Sustainable Energy Seminar 2010 – CSIR Convention Centre, 6th October 2010
The Sustainable Energy Seminar 2010, an event that provides practical solutions for South African energy stakeholders. The Sustainable Energy Seminar will bring together the country’s leading energy stakeholders who will be playing meaningful roles in either initiating energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and policy or specifying and manufacturing the products and technologies that will change the way we deal with energy in South Africa. View event details…

New REEEP focal point in West Africa
REEEP activities in West Africa are getting a boost thanks the formation of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). The ECREEE Secretariat is based in Cape Verde and has the mission of establishing an enabling environment for renewable energy and energy efficient technologies in West African countries. In cooperation with its national focal institutions in all ECOWAS member states, the ECREEE Secretariat will support policy development, assist in the creation of tailored financial mechanisms, and conduct capacity building and awareness raising activities. Read more…

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