Event - Sustainable Decentralised Renewable Energy Interventions in Cooling Solutions for Food & Health

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Sustainable Decentralised Renewable Energy Interventions in Cooling Solutions for Food & Health
Online Seminars
  • Impacts
  • Energy Access
  • Water and Energy for Food
  • Productive Use
  • Renewable Energy

2023/06/07 02:00 PM CEST
2023/06/07 CEST
  • Worldwide
A clean energy transition potentially ensures vast socio-economic benefits to countries across Africa, especially in sub-Saharan Africa thereby improving access to affordable energy, unlocking income generation opportunities locally, and scaling up energy security to enhance the socio-economic standards.

One of the major challenges to tackle is waste (produce, milk, etc.) generated by the food and agri sectors due to a lack of access to cold storage facilities. Farmers lose their livelihood after harvesting simply because they could not get the products sold in due time. A parallel topic to address here is also in the health sector where vaccines, medicines, blood products, and other essential items that perish due to the unavailability of appropriate cooling storage facilities.

The introduction of sustainable cooling innovations driven by decentralized renewable energies (DRE) can be instrumental in dealing with the above-mentioned issues. African countries have an opportunity to replace fossil fuel technologies with a more sustainable, climate-friendly, and efficient energy strategy that adheres to the Paris Agreement and low-carbon growth. Access to such novel innovations can enable a clean energy transition by enabling development in the rural as well as urban communities of Africa.

The 9th webinar under the PWCET series seeks to discuss these issues and highlight the best practices from the sector regarding how these issues were handled to broadly contribute to the clean energy transition in Africa. The speakers’ interventions will be followed by a moderated panel discussion including interaction with the audience.