Geospatial electrification training at the EMPA 2019

Published Mar 21, 2019

19 participants from 13 countries attended the training on geo-spatial electrification planning

On January 14th – January 31st 2019, the second Energy Modelling Platform for Africa ( EMPA ) conference took place at UCT  in Cape Town, South Africa. The EMP-A 2019 was organized and supported by a number of stakeholders, including UNECA , the World Bank , ACPC , KTH-dESA, UCT , Makerere University , Addis Ababa Institute of Technology , OpTIMUS , African Union , African Development Bank , UNDP , UNDESA , DFID , WRI , University of Cambridge , African Union Commission , Florence School  and Facebook . At the EMP-A,19 participants from 13 countries attended the training on geo-spatial electrification planning held by researchers from KTH-dESA, developing geo-spatial analyses from scratch using the OnSSET  tool. A few participants also presented their results at the High-Level Strategic Dialogue (HLSD) that took place at the last two days of the EMP-A. Overall the training participants and the attendees of the HLSD expressed the importance of these kind of initiatives and trainings to build capacity.

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