Senegal GGGWeek 2018 – Training Workshop on Readiness on Implementing NDC

November 28-29, Dakar – The national capacity development workshop on the NDC revisions in 2020 for the energy sector convened representatives from various sectors, as well as experts from international organizations (IRENA, ECREE, GGGI, IDE/CEA), in Dakar on November 28-29, 2018. This capacity development was for relevant stakeholders on renewable energy options and will contribute to realistic strategy development by the public sector, private sector involvement, private finance, and skilled staff emerging from academic institutions.

The workshop received public and private sector representatives of Senegal, in the process of moving toward the implementation of the submitted nationally determined contribution (NDC) in the energy sector.

The capacity development workshop was organized in the context of the Global Green Growth Week Celebration in Senegal, by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with the Government of Senegal (GoS), the Korean Embassy. It was held in collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), and The African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP).

This training was opened by Korean ambassador in Senegal, H. E. Won Sok Choi who reminded the importance of holding this workshop, before reiterating support from the Korean Embassy in such initiatives. H.E. Won Sok Choi also congratulated GGGI for the organization of this workshop in particular, and GGGWeek in general before opening officially the workshop.

Dr. Mahamadou Tounkara, GGGI’s Country Representative for Senegal, thanked the Korean Embassy for supporting the organization of this workshop, and thanked the trainers and participants for their presence. He made a brief memory about the context of the organization of this workshop, its importance for the Sahelian countries with the opportunities they have in terms of renewable energies.

With the effective participation of GGGI Morocco team, various and interesting sessions were animated by experts from GGGI (Dr. Dereje Senshaw, Mr. Amadou Lamine Fall), from IRENA (Dr. Daniel Rousso), from ECREEE (Mrs. Adeola Adebiyi), and from IDEP (Mr. Sadni Jallab Mustapha and Mrs. Catherine Lalyrre).

Public and private stakeholders had very good and animated discussions with trainers.

At the end of these two productive days, many findings toward resolving many identified gaps on NDC implementation on Energy Sector in Senegal, were retained.