EMP-A is an initiative of the ECA and the OpTIMUS Community aimed at creating the critical mass of energy planning experts in African countries to support optimized investments for the energy transition to meet the continent’s growing demand for low-carbon, inclusive, and climate-resilient development pathways, capitalizing on the continent’s abundant energy resources.
EMP-A provides an excellent opportunity to acquire free training, access to discussion forums, and coaching skills in models and tools for energy planning needs
Two rounds of the EMP-A have taken place to date – namely EMP-A 2018 at the ECA in Addis Ababa and EMP-A 2019 at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The EMP-A program during this period has witnessed a COVID-19 pandemic growing participation and resounding calls for more dedicated sessions. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, EMP-A 2020 was postponed to the current year and as such, EMP-A 2021 will now take place from the end of November to mid-December 2021.
EMP-A provides an excellent opportunity to acquire free training, access to discussion forums, and coaching skills in models and tools for energy planning needs. Although the EMP-A acknowledges that different countries and regions within Africa will require context-specific approaches, the overarching objectives of the platform are to:
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