Africa LEDS Partnership

Low Emission Development Strategies in Africa

Asia LEDS Partnership Forum 2021

Asia LEDS Partnership Forum 2021 600 377 KM

Asia LEDS Partnership Forum 2021

Advancing NDC Implementation and Strengthening Long-Term Strategies

24 August – 9 September 2021

The Asia LEDS Partnership is hosting its annual (virtual) ALP Forum this year from 24 August to 9 September. The Forum serves as the premier gathering of policymakers, donors, practitioners and other experts involved in enabling low-emission, climate-resilient development in Asia. It explores synergies and collaboration opportunities to advance climate change goals by supporting peer to peer learning, knowledge sharing and the identification of countries’ priority needs.

The Asia LEDS Forum 2021 will:

  • Provide examples of innovative cutting-edge solutions that have helped countries to raise their NDC ambitions and view a shift in the way of doing business;
  • Provide a platform for countries to share their learning and experience in formulating their ambitious policies and plans, and their assessment of the benefits of these transformative actions; and
  • Enable knowledge sharing of tools and methodologies and in-depth training on instruments to advance implementation and raise NDC and LEDS ambitions.

The three-day program will also include a Marketplace, where public and private sector organizations will be able to showcase their climate action initiatives and engage with conference participants.

To learn more about the event and register click here.

Upcoming Event: Understanding and Exploring Green Recovery Options from a Developing Country Context

Upcoming Event: Understanding and Exploring Green Recovery Options from a Developing Country Context 545 333 KM

Upcoming Event: Understanding and Exploring Green Recovery Options from a Developing Country Context

13 July 2021
8:00 a.m. MDT I 4:00 p.m. SAST I
7:30 p.m. IST


Following the launch of LEDS GP’s Global Green and Socially Inclusive Economic Recovery Community of Practice in May 2021, we are pleased to announce the inaugural virtual event for our members. This event, titled Understanding and Exploring Green Recovery Options from a Developing Country Context, will be held on the 13th of July from 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. U.S. MDT. Speakers include Leonardo Garrido, Lead Senior Economist at the World Resources Institute’s The New Climate Economy Program, who will provide experiences of developing countries that have formulated low carbon policy frameworks for inclusive growth and GIZ’s Samyra Hachmann, who will present recent global examples of green recovery practices from a newly published report.  Additionally, we will share the planned activities and regional recovery priorities with the members of this community of practice, followed by an open discussion and an opportunity to network with the group. This virtual event is co-organized by LEDS GP and GIZ and will be available to members only.

If you would like to learn about our global community of practice, please watch our video! If you are interested in registering for this virtual event, please complete this short membership expression of interest questionnaire. A registration link for this virtual event will be sent to you.

We hope that you will join us for this special event!


SSN hosts the Africa Regional consultation of the Voluntary Carbon Markets Global Dialogue

SSN hosts the Africa Regional consultation of the Voluntary Carbon Markets Global Dialogue 2560 1920 KM

SSN hosts the Africa Regional consultation of the Voluntary Carbon Markets Global Dialogue

To keep global warming to 1.5°C, emissions need to decline rapidly. This means that countries need to commit to more ambitious mitigation targets, and developing countries need access to finance, technologies, and capacities to implement their climate policies. If designed well, the voluntary carbon market can help to achieve both aims.

To read more about the dialogue click here.

Achieving SDG7 in Africa through Interconnected Mini-Grids

Achieving SDG7 in Africa through Interconnected Mini-Grids 2560 1708 KM

Achieving SDG7 in Africa through Interconnected Mini-Grids

How can grids in Africa and on other continents connect urban and remote areas, while providing enough energy for enterprises to flourish? Can this energy be clean, affordable and reliable, all at once? These questions were highlighted from different angles in a recent online discussion of the Africa LEDS Partnership and the LEDS GP Energy Working Group, supported by Berlin-based think tank SD Strategies. Click here to read more.

Launch of a new LEDS GP Global “Socially Inclusive Economic Recovery Community of Practice”

Launch of a new LEDS GP Global “Socially Inclusive Economic Recovery Community of Practice” 600 377 KM

Launch of a new LEDS GP Global “Green and Socially Inclusive Economic Recovery Community of Practice”

The LEDS Global Partnership officially launches a new Global “Green and Socially Inclusive Economic Recovery Community of Practice”. We invite all members and interested stakeholders to join this new community!

This Community of Practice (CoP) has been designed and implemented in partnership with the GIZ Support Project for the implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA) and other key international partners.

Please join this LEDS GP Community of Practice by answering the membership questionnaire, which would help us to further design activities that would be pertinent to country priorities (10 – 15 mins).

To learn more about the launch click here.

Innovative for Climate Event

Innovative for Climate Event 600 377 KM

Innovative for Climate Event

Aligning NDCs with LTS: opportunities and challenges in Africa

May 25-27 2021

Innovate4Climate (I4C) is hosting  its 5th year Aligning NDCs with LTS: opportunities and challenges in Africa event.  I4C’s 2021 edition will be entirely virtual. It will run over 3 days, from May 25-27, each day comprising high-level plenaries along with a Workshop Program which provides a forum for practitioners to demonstrate how to achieve a resilient and low-carbon future.

The three-day program will also include a Marketplace, where public and private sector organizations will be able to showcase their climate action initiatives and engage with conference participants.

To learn more about the event and register click here.

Recording available: Interconnected mini-grids: A key component of Africa’s energy future?

Recording available: Interconnected mini-grids: A key component of Africa’s energy future? 300 176 KM

DATE : Wednesday 14 April, 2021

TIME: 14:00 UTC, 15:00 WAT, 16:00 CET/SAST, 17:00 EAT

Can interconnected mini-grids (IMGs, also called “grid-connected” or “undergrid” mini grids) become an essential component for providing more affordable, reliable, and sustainable power in urban and semi-urban areas in Africa? This seminar brought together experts, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss the role that renewable-based IMGs can play in the continent’s future energy system. They explored current investment risks and barriers; analysed policy, regulatory, and finance instruments that can mitigate them; and showcased experiences from Nigeria, Uganda, and across Africa.

Watch the recording:

Host

Josh Ogada, SouthSouthNorth (SSN) & Africa LEDS Partnership

Speakers

Alexander Ochs, SD Strategies (SDS) & LEDS GP Energy Working Group
Interconnected Mini Grids: A key component of Africa’s energy future? – Download Alexanders presentation HERE.

Divyam Nagpal, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Policies and regulations for interconnected mini-grids – Download Divyam’s presentation HERE.

Joan Chahenza, Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA)
An in-depth look at barriers and enablers of integrated mini-grids in Africa – Download Joan’s presentation HERE.

Anita Otubu, Renewable Energy Agency (REA), Nigeria
Nigeria’s IMG program. Insights and future ambition – Download Anita’s presentation HERE.

Riccardo Ridolfi, Equatorial Power
Uganda Utilities 2.0 project

Download the seminar Q&As HERE

PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE 2560 1706 KM

PRESS RELEASE

Africa LEDS Partnership Members Reaffirm Shared Ambition Towards Low-Emission Energy and Agriculture Systems in Africa

April 21, 2021 (ONLINE)

In association with the Leaders Summit on Climate Change hosted by President Biden (April 22-23), the Africa LEDS Partnership today reaffirmed the shared ambition of its African members to accelerate transitions to net zero emission and resilient agricultural and energy systems across Africa. This builds on the current Africa LEDS Partnership communities of practice on low emission agriculture and energy systems which engage officials and experts from 17 African countries. This expanded effort will work with country participants to develop shared goals and tailored national pathways that that prioritize climate actions that have multiple benefits for both the economy and people’s lives and livelihoods and support inclusive economic recovery and green growth. And it will mobilize technical and peer-based support for countries to plan and implement ambitious actions aligned with these pathways.

“I strongly support the work of the Africa LEDS Partnership in achieving equitable and net-zero emission energy and agriculture systems that can support inclusive economic recovery and green growth. This will have positive impacts on vulnerable societies in sub-Saharan Africa, where COVID-19 has had especially adverse effects on energy access and food security, which were existing problems before the pandemic.” (John Yeboah, Ghana Energy Commission and senior AfLP representative)

With support from the governments of the United States and Germany, the LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP) and Africa LEDS Partnership (AfLP) will deliver technical assistance for the activities of this coalition. This includes expanding support for development of shared visions and national implementation pathways and NDC planning, technical assistance for implementation of actions and workforce development, knowledge exchange on innovative solutions, and mobilization of investment.

As the regional nexus for LEDS GP in Africa, the AfLP brings together representatives from governments, civil society and the private sector working to advance low emission development strategies across the continent and works to address LEDS priorities and challenges specific to Africa through peer-to-peer learning and regional collaboration. This work is implemented through focused communities of practice on energy and agriculture systems, which provide technical collaboration platforms for practitioners from over 17 countries in Africa.

The LEDS GP is a global accelerator of knowledge and solutions that lead the way to climate resilient and low-carbon development. It is a platform driven by climate leaders in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean that enables collaborative and ambitious climate action, peer learning and innovation. The LEDS GP fosters country leadership and regional communities that enable the transformational changes needed for low-carbon and climate-resilient development.

For more information, please contact the AfLP Secretariat at: africasecretariat@ledsgp.org.

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