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The Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to work together on accelerating the deployment renewable energy solutions, including decentralised technologies, in Southern African countries. The two organisations will also cooperate on policy development, capacity building programmes and regional events aimed at attracting investments to the region. 


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Vienna / Abu Dhabi 12 January 2021 - The upscaling of digital technologies presents a host of opportunities for small island developing states (SIDS) to diversify their economies, boost manufacturing, gain greater access to global value chains, and improve disaster preparedness. However, significant obstacles remain, including inadequate digital infrastructure, insufficient training opportunities for women and young people, a growing digital divide, and a lack of data and policy knowledge.


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The online capacity building program was developed under the umbrella of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) by the United Nations Industrial Development


The EELA project has various stakeholders that need to be engaged at different stages of the project, and through different communications channels and tools. The advent of covid19 has also presented a different dimension to the project execution where physical meetings for agreeing on Drafts MEPS for lighting has been a challenge both at national and regional level.


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