The International Conference "Fostering Cooperation in Energy Efficiency and Accessibility in East Africa" organised in the framework of the ENRICH and SUCCEED Network projects, financed by the European Commission through the EU-ACP cooperation programmes ACP S&T and EDULINK, took place on 13th-14th March 2017 in Z Ocean Hotel Kihinani, Zanzibar, Tanzania. The conference was co-hosted by Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and Mzumbe University.
The Conference was inaugurated by the Principal Secretary of the Ministry, Water, Energy and Environment of Zanzibar. Participants included representatives from Higher Education Institutions, policy makers, private sector and NGOs from Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Suriname, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and from the EU from Spain and Scotland.
The main aim of the conference was to encourage dialogue and strengthen cooperation links in the energy sector in East Africa, enhancing awareness of the real needs of Science, Technology and Innovation related to Energy Access and Efficiency and fostering discussions on how the Higher Education system could contribute to this.
Discussions on the main challenges in the field of energy in East Africa and on the role of HEIs in addressing the energy challenges in East Africa took place during the round tables conducted each day following the morning presentations.
Link to Video news.