25-27 May 2009


Townhouse Hotel,
Cape Town,
South Africa

The three-day workshop will bring together stakeholders, policy makers and energy experts from East and Southern Africa to focus on central issues related to energy access. The workshop will present and discuss the latest studies on energy access for the poor as well as energy security, and relate these results to technology transfer, capacity building and achieving the MDGs.

Key to these issues is the availability of information on energy needs, best practices, technologies and funding possibilities. The event is a combined initiative of the UNEP-facilitated knowledge network Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD) and the EUEI-UNEP Capacity Enhancement and Mobilisation Action for Energy in Africa (CEMA).

The workshop will also focus on how institutional and human capacity in the sub-regions can be enhanced and mobilized so that national and regional authorities are best equipped to take advantage of present and future cooperation and support facilities, especially the new Africa – EU Energy Partnership (AEEP).

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Registration will be arranged through the University of Cape Town’s Conference Facility Service. Details will be posted soon on the CEMA and GNESD websites:

Find more registration information here

Further information

For more information on the workshop, please contact:

Gordon Mackenzie
goma at risoe.dtu.dk

Mette Annelie Rasmussen
meta at risoe.dtu.dk