Best practices from Eswatini and CSIR South Africa will inform the next session of IRENA’s webinar series on “Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for Developing National Energy Transition Plans in Africa”.
IRENA hosts the series in collaboration with a range of regional implementation partners including GET.transform, 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 event will highlight the experiences of African countries or organisations with well-established scenario-based planning practices. The next virtual exchange (1 December, 12:00pm GMT+3) will feature insights from the following speakers:
- Nolwazi Khumalo, Senior Energy Officer, Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy, Eswatini, will present the institutional aspects around the development of long-term planning capacity within the government. Long-term energy planning has been key for Eswatini to achieve its development objectives, ensure security of supply and accelerate renewable energy deployment. In 2018, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy of Eswatini has developed an Energy Master Plan that contains long-term scenarios to guide the national energy sector up to 2034.
- Clinton Carter-Brown, Energy Centre Head at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa, will share the organisation’s experience in developing energy scenarios for South Africa and present its contribution to long-term strategic decisions. The CSIR is a central research organization in South Africa. Through its Energy Research Centre, it provides support and knowledge to South African decision-makers for the energy transition.
The virtual session will be moderated by
- Christopher Gross, Team Leader, GET.transform
and will be simultaneously available in English and French.