Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Energy in charge of Power, William Owuraku Aidoo, has left Ghana to attend the 10th session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly in Abu Dhabi, UAE, scheduled for January 10-12, 2020.
The Deputy Minister is accompanied by the Director for Renewable and Nuclear Energy at the Ministry, Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo and Madam Patricia Asaam, the government’s spokesperson on energy at the ministry.
Owuraku Aidoo is expected to deliver an address which is likely to touch on efforts Ghana is making towards advancing renewable and nuclear energy.
The 10th IRENA Assembly will bring together head of states and government, ministers, member delegations as well as heads of international and regional organisations, public and private entities and civil society representatives to contribute to the energy transformation dialogue.
There will be one Ministerial Roundtable and two Ministerial Plenary sessions taking place, engagement with ministers and high-level participants on specific topics such as Decarbonisation Green Hydrogen, Renewables Investment and Hydropower.
A number of thematic meetings will also be held over the course of the 10th session of the IRENA Assembly.
The main objectives include raising awareness of the importance of intensifying global efforts to deploy renewable energy, discuss their impact on the energy transformation and sustainable development, connecting policy makers, experts and innovators worldwide to learn from each other, and share best practice and experiences on issues of common interest.
The Assembly will also consider the conclusions of the agency’s council meetings and will provide guidance on specific administrative and institutional matters.