Renewable energy in developing countries - Focus on Tanzania and Morocco
Tuesday, 29. November 2016
1:00 to 2:30 PM
The webinar duration is 1:30 hours.

Renewable energy in developing countries - Focus on Tanzania and Morocco

The Paris Agreement calls to limit temperature increase to 1.5 C. This requires countries to transition to 100% Renewable Energy. But what does that mean in countries of the Global South that face serious development challenges?

In many countries, electricity infrastructure to power and grow the economy, drive local development and tackle poverty is not yet available. Further, traditional sources have become unreliable, unaffordable and increasingly unacceptable due to the tremendous strain they place on human health and on the environment.

Transitioning to more sustainable forms of energy especially in the power and the cooking sector is thus a pressing issue. Fortunately, an increasing number of developing countries are embracing renewables as the solution to leapfrog the fossil-fuel-dependent development pathway and address their energy and development needs.

Significant declines in the cost of RE technologies are making renewable sources the most cost-effective sources to supply electricity in these countries richly endowed with natural energy sources. This webinar will explore some of the countries racing to renewables and suggest innovative solutions for the transformation.

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Webinar presentation by Anna Leidreiter
Webinar presentation by Irene Garcia
Webinar presentation by Sixbert Mwanga
Webinar presentation by Toby Couture


Irene García

Irene García works as Policy Officer at the Climate, Energy and Cities Commission of the World Future Council. She undertakes policy research and project development to stimulate renewable energy uptake and to promote best practices for regenerative urban development. More specifically, she identifies ways to build RE capacity specifically for legislators, to provide platforms for cross-sectorial policy dialogue, and to enhance policy dialogue with pioneers to share knowledge on renewable energy deployment at the local, regional and international level.

Sixbert Mwanga

Sixbert Mwanga is a Coordinator for CAN Tanzania with more than 6 years of experiences in conducting research and consultancy on natural resources, renewable energies, water resources, climate change initiatives and sustainable development in East and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has also considerable experience with working with Participatory Approaches in analyzing various livelihood aspects including assessment of Low Carbon Development opportunities. 

Toby Couture

Toby Couture is Founder and Director of E3 Analytics, an independent renewable energy consultancy based in Berlin, Germany. He has over a decade of experience in the renewable energy sector and works on a wide range of topics including energy policy and strategy, rural electrification, new business models, regulatory design, as well as economic and financial analysis. He has worked extensively around the world and has advised government policymakers in over forty countries worldwide. He is the author of several major reports on renewable energy policy and finance, and has partnered with many of the leading international organizations active in the sector, including IRENA, the IEA, GIZ, UNIDO, as well as the World Bank/IFC. 

Anna Leidreiter

As Senior Programme Manager for Climate Energy, Anna Leidreiter carries out policy research and develops advocacy campaigns with the climate energy team. In her main capacity Anna works on enabling policy frameworks for a global energy transition towards 100% renewable energies and is the campaign coordinator for Global 100% RE Campaign. Besides that, Anna is a founding member of an energy cooperative in the North of Germany where she coordinates the media and communication work.

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