ISEES PARTICIPATES IN STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP TO CONTRIBUTE TO POLICY DISCOURSE TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE BIOENERGY ACTION PLAN FOR GHANA AND WEST AFRICA

The Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions (ISEES) participated in a national stakeholder workshop aimed at contributing to making inputs into the development of a National Bioenergy Action Plan for Ghana and West Africa upon invitation by the Ministry of Energy of Ghana.

The workshop was aimed at contributing to a West African Bioenergy Strategy with focus on indicators to be achieved in Ghana. Stakeholders reviewed as part of the action plan, bioenergy for electricity generation, sustainable charcoal production and improved kilns, sustainable woodlots production, efficient cookstoves dissemination and biofuels development indicators.

Stakeholders involved experts from Academia, Civil society, renewable energy associations and NGOs as well as private sector was engaged in the meeting. The moderator, Mr Seth Mahu emphasized the need for a comprehensive Bioenergy Action Plan for Ghana to enhance the development of bioenergy initiatives in Ghana.

ISEES sought to understand national bioenergy policy direction and advocate for an all inclusive bioenergy policy that contributes to energy access at the grassroots and enhances climate resilience, poverty reduction, gender equality and accelerate the achievement of the sustainable development goals in Ghana.