Business News of Thursday, 10 January 2019
Source: Michael Creg Afful
Ghana’s Minister for Energy John-Peter Amewu is leading a delegation from the ministry and Energy Commission to attend the ninth session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which is scheduled to for 11th to 13th January 2019 at the St Regis Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The delegation includes Dr. Alfred Ofosu-Ahenkorah, Executive Secretary of the Energy Commission, Mr Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo, Director in-charge of Renewable and Alternative Energies at the Ministry of Energy and Head of Communications and Public Affairs at the Ministry of Energy.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource ad financial knowledge on renewable energy.
The Assembly is the Agency’s supreme decision-making body and brings together Heads of State, Ministers, government officials, and representatives from the private sector, civil society and other international organisations to reaffirm the global renewable energy agenda and make concrete steps to accelerate the global energy transition.
There will be two ministerial roundtables during the Assembly, featuring Ministers and high-level participants.
They will discuss the role of renewables in achieving universal energy access and the transformative impact innovation is having in the renewable energy sector.
A special evening event on “Gender in the Energy Transformation” will mark the launch of a new IRENA publication on the topic and feature an interactive discussion on the gender dimension of the energy transformation.
A number of the assembly’s plenary discussions will feature presentations and provide opportunities for contributions from IRENA Member delegations, stakeholder groups and the private sector.
Plenaries will focus on aspects of the Agency’s work and actions by countries in the development and deployment of renewables.
The Assembly will also consider the conclusions of 16th Council and will provide guidance on specific administrative and institutional matters.