Upcoming Webinar: Voluntary Carbon Markets Global Dialogue | Global Webinarhttps://africaledspartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Screenshot-2021-09-22-at-10.32.41.png600377KMKMhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9ab479da6ffcefccdbafa8f9dc6d061b?s=96&d=mm&r=g
The Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM) Global Dialogue is hosting two webinar sessions where they will present the findings on how to shape the voluntary carbon market from the perspective of the Global South. The findings have emerged from in-depth consultations with VCM stakeholders in Asia-Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and will now be presented to a global audience. The webinars aim to enrich the findings of the VCM Global Dialogue regional consultations.
During the webinar, the presentation of the findings will be followed by a panel discussion with stakeholders from the supply side. Webinar participants are invited to ask questions and provide comments during the session, and provide written feedback on the findings after the meeting.
To confirm your participation, please register for one or both sessions via the links below:
VCM Global Dialogue Global Webinar session 1 | Tuesday 28 September 2021 | 8:00 AM UTC | Register here VCM Global Dialogue Global Webinar session 2 | Tuesday 28 September 2021 | 2:00 PM UTC | Register here
Workshop Series: Strengthening the case for Mini-grids in Africahttps://africaledspartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Solar-panel-.jpg1024576aflpaflphttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/464c5d1932d38a8c7908028ed233271b?s=96&d=mm&r=g
The LEDS GP is pleased to invite you to join the Africa LEDS Partnership virtual Workshop Series on “Strengthening the case for Mini-grids in Africa: Connecting the dots across rural electrification, climate resilience and sustainable development”.
This is part of a four session virtual workshop series to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing on African mini-grids.
16 April | 15:30 – 16:30 SAST/ 16:30 – 17:30 EAST Session 1: Introduction to the workshop and 2020 work programme (60 mins).
A private session for AMG-CoP members to catch up, introduce our general work programme (WP) for the year, discuss the current situation, our concept for the workshop, its shift to the virtual space and the planned programme. The AfLP used this opportunity to discuss and consult with members on the current Covid-19 pandemic, its impact on the AfLP work programme for 2020, as well as the emerging regional and country needs.
16 April | 16:40 – 17:30 SAST/ 17:40 – 18:30 EAST Session 2: Making energy access through mini-grids affordable: The role of governments and international climate finance (60 mins).
This session explored the current mini-grid climate finance landscape in Africa and how tapping into available climate finance can strengthen both rural electrification and climate action. We looked at the financing landscape assessment that has been developed by the Finance Working Group, and heard from selected AMG-CoP members, as well as a Climate Fund representative.
Facilitator Josh Ogada (SouthSouthNorth )
Speakers Alexia Kelly (Electric Capital) Alexander Obiechina (ACOB Lighting) Geoff Sinclair (CAMCO Clean Energy) Alexander Ochs (SD Strategies)
30 April | 15:30 – 17:00 SAST/ 16:30 – 18:00 EAST Session 3: Exploring the rural electrification – climate resilience – sustainable development nexus (90 mins).
This session assessed the role of mini-grids in the current NDCs of Sub-Saharan African governments and discussed how a stronger focus on mini-grid-based rural electrification can increase climate ambition while delivering multiple sustainable development co-benefits. The session also delved into the co-benefits of mini-grid-based rural electrification, we heard from NREL about the landscape assessment of mini-grids in NDCs, in addition to perspectives from the ground on the integration of electrification, sustainable development and climate action at project level.
Host Josh Ogada (SouthSouthNorth )
Speakers Alexander Ochs (SD Strategies) Franz Kottulinsky (Rift Valley) Ieva Indriunaite (SD Strategies) Dr Victor Osu (Rural Electrification Agency Nigeria)
7 May | 15:30 – 17:00 SAST/ 16:30 – 18:00 EAST Session 4: Exploring the rural electrification – climate resilience – sustainable development nexus (90 mins).
A private session for the AMG-CoP members to discuss their key take-aways from the virtual workshop and share experiences from their countries on how integrated rural electrification-climate-sustainable development planning can be put into practice. The session will conclude with a joint discussion on the next milestones for the CoP and a member survey of key topics of interest for their respective countries and regions.
This is a private session for AMG-CoP members only
Facilitator Josh Ogada (SouthSouthNorth )
Speakers Ieva Indriunaite (SD Strategies) Alexia Kelly (Electric Capital) Alexander Ochs (SD Strategies) Tim Reber (NREL) Additional Speakers and contributors TBC
AMG-CoP members: You will receive a separate invite for the closed Sessions. However please do register for the open sessions using the links provided above
About: The African Mini-Grid Community of Practice (AMG-CoP) – a collaborative network of 16 African country governments – has identified mini-grids as a central element of developing a decarbonised, climate-resilient energy services sector for the nearly 600 million people across Africa who lack access to affordable, safe and clean energy. Mini-grids answer the call for solutions that deliver climate change mitigation and resilience, while also advancing economic and social development benefits. In 2020, governments around the world are required to submit their revised Nationally Determined Contribution strategies for reducing global carbon emissions. This creates a unique opportunity to strengthen the rural electrification – climate resilience – sustainable development nexus.
Starting 16 April 2020, the AMG-CoP will convene a virtual 4-session workshop for its members and the broader community of energy access practitioners. This unique event will bring together (in the virtual space) African government leaders, climate finance experts, financial institutions and investors, as well as mini-grid developers and operators. The virtual workshop will assess the role of mini-grids in the current NDCs of Sub-Saharan African governments, discuss how a stronger focus on mini-grid-based rural electrification can increase climate ambition while delivering multiple sustainable development co-benefits, and identify the role of governments and international climate finance in this regard.
This workshop will explore questions such as: • How can the sustainable development objectives of electrification, economic development and climate change mitigation and resilience be more effectively integrated? • How can energy access in Africa be advanced through climate finance? • How can public-private partnerships deliver enhanced electrification and other key community benefits, while also contributing to a stronger bottom line (economic performance) and more attractive investment environment for the private sector?
The workshop will be co-convened by the Africa LEDS Partnership (AfLP) as well as the Finance Working Group and the Energy Working Group of the Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).