The Institute for Energy Security (IES) has announced the selection of its Co-founder and Director of Administration & Research – Mr. Edmond Kombat to participate in “the Energy Transition – Germany’s Policy on Hydrogen”.
This was contained in a press statement signed on October 15, 2020, by the Executive Director, Nana Amoasi VII.
The statement say, Mr. Edmond Kombat will represent the Institute for Energy Security (IES) as one of the selected organization among the three organizations coming from Africa in Berlin in Q1 of 2021.
IES is the only organization selected from West & Central Africa while the other two organizations are coming from Southern and Northern Africa. In total, there are fourteen participating individuals across the world representing Asia, Europe, Americas, Africa.
The training program was originally slated for the second quarter of 2020 however due to Covid-19 health and social distancing protocols, the new date for the physical training in Germany is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021. The virtual session of the program took place on the 16th of September, 2020.
The German government has budged Nine (9) Billion Euros for its Energy Transition and Renewable Energy Program from 2020 to 2030. Out of this amount two (2) Billion Euros is earmarked for African Green Energy development and advocacy.
It is the expectation of Institute for Energy Security that after the training, IES will be enriched and positioned to continue its relentless advocacy for renewable energy and the importance of green hydrogen in the conversation of Energy Transition.
IES is an award-winning African Energy Authority focused on the nexus between Energy demand and supply through research, data analysis, and advocacy.