Co-founder and Director of Administration and Research at the Institute of Energy Securtiy (IES), Mr. Edmond Kombat, has been selected to participate in the ‘Energy Transition – Germany’s Policy on Hydrogen.’
The IES co-founder is expected to represent the Institute as one of the selected organisations among three organisations from Africa in Berlin during Quarter 1 of the year 2021.
A statement issued by the (IES) notes that, “IES is the only organization selected from West & Central Africa while the other two organizations are coming from Southern and Northern Africa. In total, there are fourteen participating individuals across the world representing Asia, Europe, Americas, Africa.
It further noted that, “the training program was originally slated for the second quarter of 2020, however due to Covid-19 health and social distancing protocols, the new date for the physical training in Germany is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.”
“The virtual session of the program took place on the 16th of September, 2020,” the statement noted.
The German government has budged Nine (9) Billion Euros for its Energy Transition and Renewable Energy Program from 2020 to 2030.
Out of this amount, 2 Billion Euros is earmarked for African Green Energy development and advocacy.
It is the expectation of the Institute for Energy Security that after the training, IES will be enriched and positioned to continue its relentless advocacy for renewable energy and the importance of green hydrogen in the conversation of Energy Transition.
IES is an award-winning African Energy Authority focused on the nexus between Energy demand and supply through research, data analysis, and advocacy.
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