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The Equatorial Guinea: Ministries of Mines and Environment work together for sustainable energy

posted by – December 29th, 2013

Sustainable energy for all is a priority of the Government of Equatorial Guinea, as is reflected in the statement of the Horizon 2020 Program. Within this framework is the project “Promoting small-scale hydropower in Bioko and other clean energy solutions for remote islands.”

The Ministry of Fisheries and Environment, and the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy, coordinate and lead this important plan of renewable energy technologies, funded by the GEF (Global Environmental Fund) through the UNDP (United Nations Development Program), which would ensure electricity in remote areas.

In the process of working together to achieve this project, on December 19 and 20, a seminar workshop was carried out and entitled “Sustainable Energy for All“, which took place in the Ministry of Fisheries and Environment in Malabo II.

The workshop was inaugurated on Thursday by the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy, Vicente Abeso Mbuy, in which participated representatives of agencies and public bodies such as Friends of Nature and Development of Equatorial Guinea (ANDEGE); the Program for Protection of the Biodiversity of Bioko (BBPP), the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE), and the Council of Research, Science and Technology of Equatorial Guinea (CICTE), among others.

The workshop was attended by important experts on the subject matter, who analyzed and evaluated the benefits and details of the project. Among them, the project’s coordinator, Antonio Micha, of the Directorate General for the Environment (Ministry of Fisheries and Environment), who pointed out the environmental commitments of the Government.

In the afternoon of December 20, the closing of the seminar took place with Leticia Asumu, a technician from the UNDP, Santiago Francisco Engonga Osono, Director-General of Environment at the Ministry of Fisheries and the Environment, and Jose Manuel Esara, Dean of the School of Environmental Sciences of the UNGE, among others.