RCREEE co-organizes the first Regional training workshop on Waste to Energy in the MENA region

With the support of the Sudanese Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity, the African Union Commission (AUC) in cooperation with the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), the League of Arab States (LAS), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), NEPAD Planning Coordinating Agency (NPCA) are organizing the first Regional Capacity Building Workshop on waste to energy. The workshop is entitled “Modern Bioenergy Development in North African Countries: Waste to Energy” took place from 23 – 26 October 2017 at Khartoum, Sudan.

The workshop aims to explore the modern usage of waste in energy generation and chart a roadmap to enable African countries in developing waste-to-energy projects that will serve the twin goals of dealing with increasing waste in urban areas, and greening electricity production in the same cities.

Country representatives from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Djibouti, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Somalia and Yemen presented and discussed their countries waste to energy projects’ status from the technical, economic and environmental perspectives. This interactive training focused on a practice-orientated, hands-on learning to serve as an initiation step for an ongoing knowledge and experience exchange platform between MENA region countries.

The workshop was targeted to relevant professionals working in government institutions, utilities, and national agencies as well as practitioners and project developers who aim to enhance their knowledge and share experience.