The AMG-CoP “coffee-break” Thematic Discussion #1: Long-Term Planning and Economic Recovery
DATE: Thursday 10 September, 2020 TIME: 16h00 – 17h30 (SAST)
Greetings from the Africa LEDS Partnership Secretariat! We hope that this finds you well. We would like to cordially invite you to our first “coffee break” thematic discussion on:
Long-Term Planning and Economic Recovery
As countries recover from COVID-19, there will be a need for dedicated investment and government action to revitalize hard-hit economies. Reductions in the labor force and tourism due to restrictions on movement and economic losses, as well as disruptions in global supply chains will likely lead to declines in production and private-sector investment, and a multitude of negative impacts for individuals, businesses and economies.
This recovery also presents an opportunity. Investment in minigrids and sustainable technology can help put individuals back to work, revitalize local and national economies, enable resilience, and help meet energy access goals. As part of this, many countries and jurisdictions may be thinking about visions and action plans to drive forward economic recovery through clean energy investments, business support, and workforce development.
How can countries think about recovery and future resilience in a more holistic way? What is the role of electrification and indeed the entire energy sector within the context of economic recovery? How can we encourage and develop more resilient, low emission plans that reflect ambitious national goals and priorities for economic recovery that maximize positive social, economic and environmental impacts as countries emerge from the COVID-19 crisis?
In addition to providing an open forum for learning and exchange on priority topics, this coffee chat is intended to benefit AMG CoP members in two concrete ways:
- It will provide a critical opportunity for members to share their technical assistance and learning needs with both the AMG CoP secretariat and their peers, which will serve as crucial channel for the AMG CoP secretariat to identify and match technical assistance and training activities to member countries.
- Participation in this discussion will provide a chance for members to inform and help design the future direction and activities of the AMG CoP, directly contributing to the development of next year’s AMG CoP work-plan.
The Session will be moderated By Tim Reber (N-REL), and will be held as a highly interactive session, with all members encouraged to contribute actively to the discussion – especially with perspectives and experiences form their respective countries and institutions.
Please click the button below to register for the discussion to be held on September 10, 2020 at 16h00 SAST