Parliament to host first-ever renewable energy conference

11 Apr 2014 11:31am
WINDHOEK, 11 APR (NAMPA) – The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economics, Natural Resources and Public Administration will convene a one-day ‘Conference on Renewable Energy Sources’ in Namibia on 14 April this year.
Organized under the auspices of the Parliament of Namibia, the conference is the first of its kind in Namibia, and will be held for all Members of Parliament (MP) and lawmakers.
The chairperson of the Standing Committee, Ben Amadhila, made this announcement in the National Assembly here on Thursday.
“The main objective of this conference will be to afford us as lawmakers an opportunity to share information on various renewable energy sources, their potential as well as how Namibia can capitalize on them,” he explained.
The event will also be attended by members of the public, special invited guests from various institutions and experts - both local and international - in the field of renewable energy to come and share experiences on various topics.
The event will furthermore have exhibition stands in the Parliament courtyard by various institutions and organizations dealing with renewable energy sources.
“Members of the public and visitors will thus have the opportunity to visit and interact with exhibitors during the duration of the conference,” Amadhila stated.
After the conference, a comprehensive report will be compiled with viable and achievable resolutions, and presented in the National Assembly at a later stage.
The hosting of the conference has been made possible by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the European Union (EU) Parliamentary Support Programme and the United States’ Agency for International Development (USAID).