SESA at the Energy research projects in cooperation with Africa workshop

SESA at the Energy research projects in cooperation with Africa workshop

The past 25th January the SESA Project participated in the First Energy research projects in cooperation with Africa workshop hosted by CINEA – European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

The event started with an overview of the policy context by Phillip Schild, Policy officer and Natalia Caldes, DG INTPA. Afterwards, each initiative had the chance to present their challenges and workplan for the upcoming years. 

Giorgia Rambelli, Coordinator at ICLEI European Secretariat Brussels Office and SESA representative, shared with the participants the highlights of the our initiative and our roadmap.The event also provided the opportunity to discover more about the sibling projects and discuss about our vision, goals and potential synergies.

🟢 LEAP-RE seeks to create a long-term partnership of African and European stakeholders in a quadruple helix approach: government, research and academia, private sector, and civil society.

🟢 #SophiA develops sustainable off-grid carbon-neutral solutions for pharmacies and hospitals in Africa, for heating, cooling and clean water.

🟢 SteamBio Africa aims to enable large scale, clean, secure, and affordable energy. It addresses many of the challenges South Africa faces, including dependence on low carbon energy, climate change vulnerability and resource inefficiency.

🟢 REFFECT AFRICA tackles the development of renewable energy sources, providing solutions for on-grid and off-grid communities, and their integration into the existing energy system. 

🟢 ENERGICA fosters the collaboration between partners of both continents on energy access and sustainable energy development.

After the initiative presentations the representatives from the LEAP-RE project presented their key concepts and technologies, geographical coverage and demonstration locations. The representatives from Geothermal Atlas for Africa (GAA), Productive Use in Rural African Agriculture Markets using Standalone Solar (PURAMS), Geothermal Village (GV), Renewable Energy for African Agriculture (RE4AFAGRI), Sustainable Energy Transition and Digitalization of Smart Mini-Grids for Africa (SETaDiSMA), Energy Village Concept (EVC), Europe & Africa cooperation, from grid digitization to sustainable energy for all (EURICA), and Micro-grid technology for a widespread use of renewable energy sources in Africa (Leopard) discussed about their challenges and innovations. 

The LEAP-RE representatives also shared with the attendees the results from their first call and their 13 funded projects. To finalise, the coordinators and communication managers from each project provided insights and ideas for future possibilities of cooperation and potential synergies in communication and dissemination, policy discussions and other activities relevant for the projects.

Energy research projects in cooperation with Africa

Energy research projects in cooperation with Africa

SESA is a collaborative project between the EU and Africa that aims at providing energy access technologies and business models that are easily replicable and generate local opportunities for economic development and social cohesion in Africa. Through several local living labs, it is expected to facilitate the co-development of scalable and replicable energy access innovations, to be tested, validated, and later replicated throughout the African continent.

D1.1 Toolbox for efficient and sustainable energy use

D1.1 Toolbox for efficient and sustainable energy use

The scalable and harmonised toolbox will be the key living repository of the project collecting the main outcomes and results produced by the SESA project across the different WPs. The toolbox launch is intended to build a structure of regular iterative updates from various Work Packages through the course of the project.

Executive summary

SESA – Smart Energy Solutions for Africa is a collaborative project between the European Union and nine African countries that aims at providing innovative energy solutions using decentralised renewables.

This report describes the energy efficient toolbox that has been developed in work package 1 of the SESA project and is continuously updated. Although the toolbox falls in the work package 1, it is intrinsically linked to many activities that are undertaken by all partners within other work packages and are expected to provide valuable insights, tools and other relevant output. Content developed in other work packages will be included (or adapted) to be made available in the Toolbox.

The Toolbox is envisioned to be a legacy outcome of the SESA project that can support the development of energy efficient solutions beyond the scope of the project.

This report explains the process that has been put in place to manage and monitor the identification and development progress of content for the Toolbox as well as the design and functionalities of the Toolbox itself. The process aims to minimize complexity, such as the need for all partners to have a sufficient level of technical knowledge of WordPress, while still taking into consideration the need to have checks in place regarding quality, completeness, GDPR and/or sensitive data etc. It allows for all work packages and partners to be involved in (or informed about) the development of content and helps as an additional trigger to identify new and valuable content for the Toolbox. The description of the design and functionalities of the Toolbox ensures the project also has documentation of its more technical details.

Finally, the report also includes a section which provides a summary overview of the content published in the Toolbox for each ‘update’ moment, which take place in months 12, 18 and 40 of the project’s lifespan, as defined in the Grant Agreement for the SESA project.

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