Under the webinar series’ title “Paving the way for Clean Energy Transition with Decentralised Renewable Energy (PWCET), Green People’s Energy (GBE) in cooperation with the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) are organizing ten events, with the objective to promote public discourse on the subject of “clean energy transition” with decentralised renewable energy (DRE) in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The focus lies on the aspect of community participation. The intention is to find out how citizens in Africa can initiate and promote DRE projects at the local level with the aim of gaining access to energy. In this way, they also contribute to a sustainable energy transition.
The events are intended help raise awareness but also to strengthen the mutual exchange of information and knowledge between the stakeholders such as cooperatives, municipalities, civil society organisations.
The 3rd event of this webinar will take place in october 2021. As soon as the exact dates are finalized, they will be announced on this page, as well.
If you have not had the opportunity to attend past events, please find the information about each event below. They include the event summary, the speakers’ presentation and the recording of the event.
Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) solutions have the potential to drive green, sustainable and inclusive rural transformation, reduce poverty, and improve the livelihoods and climate resilience of rural populations as they provide access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy. Productive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE) can be a significant driver of economic growth and social progress in developing countries.
The webinar delved into what it takes to stimulate demand for and an uptake of PURE solutions in rural communities and will under a holistic approach address the different aspects of the PURE ecosystem. The speakers highlighted the challenges and barriers, presented examples of innovative solutions, business models and emphasised the opportunities of productive use activities to improve the livelihoods of rural communities.
The new joint initiative by ARE and GBE entitled ‘Paving the way for Clean Energy Transition with Decentralised Renewable Energy (PWCET) Series’ was organised during the Digital Marketplace for Green Energy Transition day at the EU – Africa Business Forum (EABF) on 20 April 2021, attracting the participation of more than 200 people from EU, Africa and beyond.
The launch event of the PWCET Series managed to bring together key stakeholders to discuss DRE systems to respond to increased energy demand in Sub-Saharan Africa and power the green recovery after the pandemic, both of which are critical elements of the clean energy transition.