As African leaders head to COP 27 to talk about climate change, fuel prices are killing citizens. Energy sectors are drowning in debt. Governments seem to have run out of means to cushion their people. Yet, billions of dollars have gone into private pockets. Analysts from some of Africa's frontline think tanks on these issues will explore the linkages.
APRI and ACEP seek to convene a report launch to disseminate findings from Ghana. The country continues to be adversely impacted by climate change and financing to address the climate needs in these and other sectors is paramount. More importantly, Ghana requires financing to implement its NDC successfully. Stakeholders who play a pivotal role in climate finance in Ghana were extensively consulted on the climate finance landscape, including the emerging trends. The launch will provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss the study's findings.
This forum seeks to bring together and engage relevant stakeholders across the sub-region (from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Ghana) in the extractive sector, to share cross-country experiences and exchange ideas on how to effectively address challenges and promote Domestic Revenue Mobilization in the extractive sector of the ECOWAS subregion.
Once a year, the Africa Economic Justice (AEJ) programme convenes an Annual Partners Meeting to - amongst other objectives - promote synergy and learning across the programme. The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) shall host the 2022 meeting.
The Africa Centre for Energy Policy, as part of its commitment toward achieving Goal 7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addressing the health implications of cooking with conventional fuels, embarked on a pilot study to examine the potential of using ethanol as an alternative for clean cooking. Join us for the launch of the study report.
This forum's presentation would consider drivers of the recent debt build-up, the pass-through effect of the energy sector development as the financial sector clean-up, implications for the rising public debt for development outcomes, and the private sector competitiveness.
The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) hosted a webinar to discuss emerging trends and governance issues related to green minerals and the African mining sector.
ACEP paid a working visit to Nigeria and held a series of policy roundtables with key sector MDAs including the Mining Cadastre Office; Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC); Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), ASM Department of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development; the Federal Inland Revenue Service; and Civil Society; as a first step towards mitigating the challenges and bridging gaps.
On Thursday, April 14, 2022, the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) engaged key stakeholders in Ghana’s mining sector to review its Gender Policy proposition for the sector. ACEP, through this engagement, gathered the inputs of stakeholders to contribute to a framework that can encourage the participation and development of women in the extractive sector.
Natural gas has become an important fuel source for power generation and some industrial activity in Ghana. In the past decade, Ghana has converted all but one of its thermal generation plants from expensive and heavy-polluting liquid fuels to natural gas, which is considered as a transition fuel. The switch to gas has been occasioned by a set of actions, albeit delayed, to optimize domestic gas from the Sankofa Gye-Nyame field including reverse flow of gas from the West to the Eastern power corridor of the country and accompanying infrastructure development. The relative stability of gas supply from Nigeria has also provided a supply buffer in recent times.