April 15, 2021 9:45-12:00 UTC+3
The virtual webinars of the 6th Nile Basin Development Forum, organised by the Nile Basin Initiative and partners, launched on the 9th of March and will continue until the 29th of April 2021. This year’s theme is “Rethinking regional investments in the Nile Basin : Water | Energy | Food | Environment | Climate Change”.
This session will address two leading questions: (1) What are the shared challenges and opportunities of Africa’s power pools? and; (2) How can they better align hydropower with new opportunities like variable renewables?
- Yohannes Gebretsadik
- Alloyce Odour
- Zelalem Gebrehiwot, Haitham Ahmed Hashim or Patrice Manirakiza
- Alison Chikova
- Bruno KORGO
- Zelalem Gebrehiwot (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Host: Julien Harou - UoM
Co-Convenors: Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP)
Zelalem Gebrehiwot (EAPP) will present the keynote paper titled "Need for, and benefits from, joint implementation by regional member countries of regional /transboundary energy projects: experiences from Africa and beyond"
Alison Chikova (SAPP): The South African power pool and water-energy planning
Bruno KORGO (WASCAL): Hydropower and the West African Power Pool
Haitham Ahmed Hashim or Patrice Manirakiza: New opportunities and challenges for the East African Power Pool
Alloyce Odour (NBI-NELSAP): NELSAP’s Power Sector Program: key achievements and challenges of financing and implementing regional power projects in the NEL region
Yohannes Gebretsadik (NBI): Optimizing reservoir operation to increase in the wind power in the Zambezi
Zelalem Gebrehiwot - EAPP (alt. Haitham Ahmed Hashim or Patrice Manirakiza)
Azeb Mersha – NBI-ENTRO
Mathaios Panteli – UoM
Abdulkarim Seid – IWMI
Maro Tola – NBI-NELSAP
Register for the webinar on zoom here