Africa Future Energy Forum: 27-28 May 2015, Nairobi, Kenya

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MCI-Middle East will be co-hosting the Africa Future Energy Forum on 27 - 28 May 2015 in Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Themed as Unlocking Africa's Energy Potential, the forum will bring together major stakeholders to discuss the policy, technology, and financing aspects of unlocking Africa's energy potential. Read more here:

Carbon Expo: The Global Intersection of Climate Finance, Carbon Markets and Clean Energy: 26-28 May, 2015, Barcelona, Spain

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Carbon Expo now in its 12th edition, hosted annually since 2004, has been established as the world's largest multi-sectoral climate finance and carbon market Conference and Trade Fair. With the evolution of the carbon markets over the years, it has become the leading platform for progressive businesses, finance and governments, facilitating innovation, promoting enhanced understanding of new policy instruments and identifying ways to access and leverage climate finance, especially between countries facing comparable challenges. Read more here:

Second United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum: 18-22 May, 2015, NYC

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The Second UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum will focus on Financing Sustainable Energy for All, featuring the launch of the Global Sustainable energy for All Commitment Platform and the first ever Global Energy Ministerial Dialogue. This year's Forum will bring together world leaders and practitioners in New York City. Read more here:

African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa: 12-14 May, 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

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The 15th annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa is the only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals and offers a unique networking opportunity for engineers, stakeholders and solution providers alike. For more information, click here:

German African Energy Forum: 4-5 May, 2015, Hamburg, Germany

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The 9th German-African Energy Forum: European Power for Africa will take place on the 4th and 5th May 2015 at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg. Relations between the African and European continent have become a focus in recent years, and the regular summit of the European with the African Union have resulted in numerous breakthroughs. Negotiations between the European Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and Europe's energy partnerships with Africa will be discussed, as well as the benefits for German enterprise e.g. simplifying trade rules or gaining additional support from the European Union. Read more here:

UNDP: In Nepal, a simple solution brings light to rural communities

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Small-scale hydroelectric projects are being used to harness the power of water to produce electricity. Cheaper and faster than large hydroelectric dams, these micro-hydro projects are channeling Nepal’s ample water resources to power dark villages in the nation of 27 million. During a visit to Nepal, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia Pacific Haoliang Xu travelled to Pinthali village of Mangaltar Village Development Committee in Kavre District, the site of one such plant, to learn firsthand how access to modern renewable energy can reduce poverty and improve living standards.

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Ghana News Agency: Women urged to use Clean Cookstoves

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Ms Hannah Serwaa Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has stressed the need for Ghanaians to embrace the use of improved clean cook stoves to avoid health complications. Ms Tetteh, who is also the Member of Parliament for Awutu-Senya West, made the call when she spoke at the launch of the Clean Cook Stove Campaign at Awutu Bawjiase in the Central Region. The launch of the campaign coincided with the celebration of the International Women's Day at Awutu-Bawjiase, which fell on March 8.

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IRENA: Renewable Energy Prospects: United Arab Emirates

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The report details the many economic and social benefits of renewable energy for the United Arab Emirates. According to the study, if the UAE incorporates a 10% share of renewable energy in the total energy mix, it could generate annual savings of USD 1.9 billion to 3.7 billion by 2030. Read the report and more information here:

GVEP:Innovative Cookstove Business for urban informal settlements incubated in Kenya

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In an effort to create lasting and sustainable community solutions through various energy and sanitation innovations, Ndua founded STAMP Investments, a for profit social enterprise whose aim was to utilise local resources and skills to assist local communities to access cheaper energy solutions. His innovation is supported by UKaid-funded Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) in Kenya's Kiambu County, providing clean and cheap energy alternatives to urban households in the country.

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SE4ALL: Kopernik's Wonder Women in eastern Indonesia

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More than 500 women in eastern Indonesia are getting the chance to become social entrepreneurs distributing clean energy products to far-flung rural households, thanks to the expansion of an initiative by the non-profit organisation Kopernik. Supported by the Netherlands-based NGO ENERGIA with funding from the Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and Australian governments, Kopernik makes clean energy technology such as solar lamps or clean cookstoves available to some of the world’s poorest communities, while at the same time empowering women by creating business opportunities. To watch the video to find out how the system works and find more information, click here:
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