Long-Term Energy Scenarios For Developing National Energy Transition Plans In Africa

Joint Virtual Seminar Series by IRENA, GET.transform, UNECA, AUDA-NEPAD, AfDB, Energy Ministry of Kenya and the African Union Commission

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Planning for the clean energy transition adds a new level of complexity to the governance of the scenario planning process. IRENA’s Long-Term Energy Scenario (LTES) Network aims to strengthen capacity in such processes and the underlying modelling methodologies.

Following a successful webinar series dedicated to the Latin American and Caribbean region, IRENA and GET.transform partnered to deliver an Africa-focused series of virtual exchanges on energy scenarios. Entitled “Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for Developing National Energy Transition Plans in Africa”, the series was organised in collaboration with additional support from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Ministry of Energy of Kenya, and the African Union Commission.

Each webinar featured African countries or organisations with well-established scenario-based planning practices, and delved into the governance structures around the development and the use of LTES. The series highlighted success factors to efficient planning, like transparent communication, early stakeholder alignment, high-quality data, and local capacity building.

Explore the key findings by revisiting the webcasts and write-ups below.

Write-Ups & Recordings

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