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BURKINA: TOWARDS THE ADOPTION OF A GENDER MAINSTREAMING POLICY IN ENERGY ACCESS

The Ministry of Energy plans to ensure equal access to energy resources. To this end, a workshop to validate the action plan for gender mainstreaming in energy access in Burkina Faso was organized. It was this Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Ouagadougou.

GENDER PROMOTION: THE ENERGY SECTOR VALIDATES ITS ACTION PLAN

The Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Mr. Jean-Paul YANOGO, presided, on Wednesday 05 February 2020 in Ouagadougou, the opening ceremony of the national workshop to validate the gender and energy action plan-Burkina Faso. The objective of this action plan is to ultimately achieve greater participation of women in the energy sector.

ECOWAS Country introduces VAT exemption on PV panels

Benin has introduced VAT exemption on imports of PV panels. The exemption will be applied to the import of materials, equipment and installation accessories for the deployment of PV and solar thermal systems. The new measure is aimed at increasing access to electricity through more off-grid projects.

The Beninese government has included in the 2020 finance law a measure to exempt the imports of solar panels from the payment of the value added tax (VAT).

African Investment Forum holds In South Africa

The Africa Investment Forum, a fully transactional platform and a marketplace for pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors looking to invest in Africa is holding in Johannesburg South Africa from the 11th  - 13th November 2019.

REGIONAL TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON SOLAR THERMAL

The Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation (LuxDev) in Praia, Cabo Verde, and the Centre for Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance of Cabo Verde (CERMI) are pleased to announce a Training of Trainers on Solar Thermal for the Francophone ECOWAS Member States plus Mauritania, under the Project “Strengthening the Regional Position of CERMI” financed by the European Union, implemented by LuxDev and CERMI. 

ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2019 Concludes in Accra

H.E. Mr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of Ghana During ESEF19

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TRAINING OF TRAINERS OPPORTUNITY ON SOLAR THERMAL

The Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation (LuxDev) in Praia, Cabo Verde, and the Centre for Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance of Cabo Verde (CERMI) are pleased to announce a Training of Trainers on Solar Thermal, under the Project “Strengthening the Regional Position of CERMI” financed by the European Union and implemented by LuxDev, in close collaboration with the CERMI.

The Training of Trainers on Solar Thermal will be held at CERMI, Praia, Cabo Verde, from 11th to 22nd of November 2019.

ECOWGEN – Ensuring Gender Parity across the sub region in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE & EE) Sector

To promote the participation of women in the RE & EE sector, the African Development Bank (AfDB) provided ECREEE with a grant of USD 1,000,000, through the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility Special Fund (NEPAD-IPPF Special Fund), to implement a project entitled: ‘Feasibility study on business opportunities for women in a changing energy value chain in West Africa’. 

The Project is at the stage of Selection of Final Options for the feasibility study.

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