The African Development Bank (ADB) will organize a Wind Energy Workshop on 28 and 29 October in Tunis to encourage the development of marketable Wind Energy potentials on the continent.
In this perspective, the ADB Staff participated to the FINESSE Renewable Energy Staff Seminar held on 23 September on the site of the Tunis International Centre for Environmental Technologies (CITET) in Tunis. The objective of this seminar was to introduce the participating staff to applications of renewable energy such as wind, solar and bio energies, in fields of operation, like water supply and sanitation, education, health, agriculture, infrastructure, rural development and enterprise development. Furthermore, the seminar gave an overview of existing mechanisms and models of attracting grant finance for projects on renewable energy.
The seminar presented a number of case studies to illustrate the potential impact of renewable energy. Demonstrations of some of the renewable energy technologies, specifically designed for Africa, like solar water pumping, wind energy and water pasteurization were offered. The FINESSE renewable energy seminar trainers emphasized on the comparative advantage of the renewable energies in terms of reduced running costs as well as accessibility and simplicity of management. Indeed, even in the most isolated region of the continent, the local communities can involve and manage their energy supply and create wealth and employments by exploiting renewable energy. The trainers also explained ways ADB task managers can benefit from the FINESSE program to integrate renewable energy to their projects in the goal of ensuring sustainable development in African countries. (menareport.com)
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