Somali Renewable Energy Forum 2016 Overview
Somalis pay some of the highest energy tariffs in the world, crippling business growth and tightening household budgets. Yet the country has some of the greatest potential in Africa for onshore wind power and solar generation.
In response to Somali local demand to advance reliable, sustainable, scaled generation and distribution of renewable energy, Shuraako hosted the Somali Renewable Energy Forum 2016 (SREF 2016). SREF 2016 aimed to advanced dialogue and development of the Somali energy sector – a sector that is positioned to have the greatest single positive impact across all industries and the potential to boost the country’s economic growth. Key stakeholders took part in changing the course of Somalia’s energy sector.
Forum participants represented multiple perspectives from a variety of stakeholders across the Somali renewable energy sector.
Participant Profile Directory
The Directory provides a list of stakeholders who registered for the Somali Renewable Energy Forum 2016 and completed an Profile prior to attending the event. Each profile includes a brief overview of the organization including contact information.
Shuraako produced two reports in conjunction with the Somali Renewable Energy Forum, Powering Progress 2: Realizing the Potential of Renewable Energy in Somaliland, Puntland, and South Central Somalia and the Somali Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce Survey Report. These reports provided a background on the Somali renewable energy sector as well as make the case for investing in a skilled workforce to strengthen the sector.
VIDEO: Powering Progress - Renewable Energy in the Somali Region
Somali Renewable Energy Forum 2016 Agenda
1a Strategic Track: Off-Grid Lighting & Rural Electrification (Mooge 1)
1b EnergyTech Track: Wind Energy (Mooge 2)
1c Energy Tech Track: Energy Distribution (Cabin 2)
1d Finance Track: Financing Renewable Energy (Mooge 3)
2a Skilled Workforce Track: Strengthening the Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce (Mooge 1)
2b Energy Tech Track: Solar Energy (Mooge 2)
2c Strategic Track: Effective Public/Private Partnerships (Cabin 2)
3a Skilled Workforce Track: Skills & Training (Enterprise-Level) (Mooge 1)
3b Strategic Track: Rural Energy Program Sustainability: Lessons Learned (Mooge 2)
3c Energy Tech Track: Grid Management & Innovations (Cabin 2)
3d Energy Tech Track: RE Applications in Agriculture & Fisheries (Mooge 3)