All is set for WACEE 2017, West Africa’s 6th Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference, scheduled for 07-09 November 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
WACEE is the leading exhibition and conference on renewable energy and environmental technologies in Ghana and West Africa. Again more than a thousand specialists from all over West Africa will discuss their business with forty exhibitors and exchange with dozens of speakers.
For the fourth time in a row, WACEE features an official “Made in Germany” pavilion consisting of 13 German exhibitors in addition to an information stand. The German pavilion is facilitated by the Federal German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) and supported by AHK Ghana.
Conference Program under the motto “Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies in the Context of Sustainable Development: Future Challenges and Directions”
Prominent speakers and an audience of leaders in policy and economics will discuss critical issues at the Top level 3-Day Conference themed: Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies in the Context of Sustainable Development: Future Challenges and Directions.
- DAY 1 of the conference – supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – tackles the theme: “Discussion on ensuring sustainable power to boost economic growth: is coal and nuclear the answer?”
- DAY 2 of the conference – supported by the Inclusive Business Action Network – focuses on the theme: “Access to Finance for Inclusive Businesses in the Energy and Environmental Sector “
- DAY 3 of the conference is supported by Yingli Namene West Africa Limited, Jekora Ventures Limited, Zoomlion Ghana Limited and Partnership in Solar Energy between EBZ (Germany) – CPF (Cameroun)
Outlines Maximilian Butek, Delegate of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana:
“From our engagement with the stakeholders in the clean energy and waste management sectors in Ghana as well as the public we have seen that there is an interest in cleaner energy and proper waste management.
We however also realised, that from a Ghanaian perspective we should acknowledge that even though the environment is important, fast development that raises the living standards of the people in both the short and the long term is paramount, and the environmental concerns may sometimes take a backseat.
Based on this we saw the need to integrate the topic of development directly with clean energy and waste management. Therefore, the goal of WACEE is not only to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of the products and technologies, but also the linkage between the implementation of these products / technologies and a sustainable development of Ghana and the sub-region.”
The organisers of WACEE 2017 are grateful for the strong local institutional support of the Ministry of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Furthermore WACEE’17 is in partnership with organisations and institutions including
- the Association of Ghana Industries,
- the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission,
- the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),
- Oxford Business Group,
- the Renewable Energy Association of Ghana,
- Start-Up Factory Kumasi
- Paderborn, University of Energy and Natural Resources (Department of Environmental Engineering) and
- the Brew-Hammond Energy Centre - KNUST
to promote representation of various sectors in the advancement of renewable energy and renewable energy solutions in Ghana.