Workshop on Financing Mechanisms for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects in Beirut

In the framework of the assistance given by the member states of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), a workshop has been organized for a group of Yemeni experts and Sudanese representatives from the Ministry of Electricity, financial institutions and private sector. The workshop has been organized to discuss the financing mechanisms for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The workshop took place at the ESCWA headquarters, in Beirut on 15 and 16 December, 2014.

The objective of the workshop was to provide an opportunity to raise the technical capacity of the representatives from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy and financial institutions, as well as private sector representatives in both Yemen and Sudan. This is done through presenting experiences and lessons learned in the field of financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and reviving the markets of these projects in the Arab region.

The workshop was also attended by Arab experts from Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia, where, they submitted papers about the efforts made by their countries toward the addressed subject.