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  Building up the global carbon market in East Africa

The project promotes the use of carbon market mechanisms to implement climate action (including Nationally Determined Contributions, NDCs) by supporting the private and public spheres at the national as well as the regional level. It focuses its activities on the transfer of successful approaches and experiences of the Kyoto Protocol into the Paris Agreement, ensuring the continuity of ongoing CDM projects, as well as contributing to the design of Article 6 through piloting activities as well as supporting Uganda and other East African countries to utilise carbon mechanisms for their NDC implementation.

More information about this program can be found online at: https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/42196.html.

  Website: https://www.giz.de/en/html/about_giz.html

  Email: enrico.rubertus@giz.de

    Enel Foundation: Call for applications for Open Africa Power 2020

The Enel Foundation has announced the launch of the Open Africa Power 2020 call for applications and confirmed the new edition will start in February 2020. The third edition of the flagship training initiative will host its African residential module in South Africa, in partnership with the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. The call for applications is open from Oct 1st to Oct 31st to high-profile African students undergoing or having completed Master’s, MBA or PhD studies in African universities.

Open Africa Power is an education venture initiated by Enel Foundation in 2018 in partnership with top Academic institutions such as Strathmore University from Kenya, the University of Addis Ababa from Ethiopia, and Italian institutions such as Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano, Bocconi University, Florence School of Regulation and Venice International University.

Eligible candidates must fulfill the following criteria:

1) Be between the ages of 24 and 35 by 13th January, 2020

2) Be a citizen of an African country

3) Currently resident in an African country or planning to relocate in Africa within the end of 2020

4) Be eligible to travel to South Africa and Italy. Depending on your country of residence, your passport must be valid for one to three months AFTER the date of departure from South Africa, in order to be eligible for a visa (e.g. 15th March or 15th May 2020). All candidates are invited to check well in advance the procedure applicable to their specific case

5) Having graduated from or being a student (having an admission letter is also acceptable) of a PhD, MSc, LLM, MPP or MBA degree. Undergraduate students or people who are not at least enrolled in a master’s degree are not eligible for this program. One of the two degrees (Bachelor or Masters) must be from an African University

6) Have competences and a demonstrated interest to pursue a career – in private or public sector - in the electricity space at large

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WHAT IS SEFA?- The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) provides much-needed financial support to medium- and small-scale clean energy and energy efficiency projects in Africa. In many African countries, smaller clean energy projects could be commercially viable; however, the upfront development costs prevent them from accessing financing and reaching market. SEFA provides resources to off-set those preparation costs, enabling small and medium-size clean energy projects to become bankable. SEFA, established in the summer of 2011, is built upon the premise that secure, clean energy can contribute to strong African economies, thereby increasing opportunities for employment particularly for women and youth.

ACHIEVING SEFA SUPPORT- Currently, SEFA is in its first operational phase and is seeking to support projects under preparation with cost-sharing grants. Sponsors with potential projects are strongly encouraged to approach the AfDB for further consultation. SEFA can support the full range of project preparation activities, from pre-feasibility studies and PPP preparation up to assistance in achieving financial close. See More:SEFA Sponsor Brochure

  Contact Person: SEFA Secretariat

  Department: Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department|AfDB)

  Phone No: +216 7110 2879

  Email: sefa@afdb.org

African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF)

The Africa Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) invests into small hydro, wind, geothermal, solar, stranded gas and biomass projects across Sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa. Berkeley Energy, as the fund’s managing Organisation, has experience in over 120 renewable energy and power engineering, construction and investment projects in Africa and Asia. It is a focused investor, developer and deliverer of renewable power assets. More...

  Email: info@get-invest.eu

  Website: https://www.get-invest.eu/_funds/berkeley-energy-african-renewable-energy-fund-aref/

Call for Papers: Energy and Climate Change, Working hand in hand

From a methodological perspective, the conference welcomes contributions based on: analytical models, econometrics, experiments, surveys, rigorous institutional analyses and case studies, simulation models, equilibrium models, optimization models. Interdisciplinary works with all areas of the natural, social or engineering sciences are also welcome. More...

  For more information, email: iaee2020@oyco.eu