15 December, 2021 (12:00pm GMT+3)
Long-Term Energy Planning, Africa, African Union, Capacity Building

LTES-Africa 5: Virtual Seminar on Long-Term Energy Scenarios

Ghana and Botswana will demonstrate good energy planning practices in IRENA webinar
Accra, Ghana
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Ghana and Botswana will be the next countries sharing good energy planning practices in the IRENA’s webinar on  “Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for Developing National Energy Transition Plans in Africa”.

IRENA delivers the webinar 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 session explores the findings of African countries or organisations with well-established scenario-based planning practices. The next session (15 December, 12:00pm GMT+3) will features insights from Ghana and Botswana:

  • Simpson Attieku, Principal Energy Analyst, Energy Commission of Ghana, will share the country’s experience in the establishment of a strong energy planning capacity. In Ghana, national energy plans are prepared and updated by the Energy Commission. Answering to the challenges posed by the Ghanaian energy sector and ensuring economic development, the country periodically produces the Strategic National Energy Plan. The second version was published in 2019 and presents alternative scenarios for the country up to 2030.
  • Oagile Johannes Setlhare, Principal Energy Engineer, Department of Energy of the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Botswana, will present the Department of Energy’s experience in formulating and coordinating national energy policy and scenarios. Within the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, the Department of Energy is the lead policy-making authority of the government in the energy sector.

The event will be moderated by

  • Bothwell Batidzirai, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)

with simultaneous translation into English and French.

15 December, 2021 (12:00pm GMT+3)