Managing Director of ADA participating at SACREEE Launch and visiting SOLTRAIN Installations in Windhoek, on 24 October 2018

Dr. Martin Ledolter, Managing Director of the Austria Development Agency (ADA), participated at the official Launch of SACREEE on 24 October 2018. ADA is a core donor to SACREEE and supports the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres. In his key note statement Dr Ledolter highlighted the importance of regional cooperation and Austrias support to the establishment of regional sustainable energy centres such as SACREEE. He also participated in the Round Table discussion of SACREEE partners, with the Theme “Promoting Sustainable Energy for Infrastructure Development through Regional Cooperation”.

      

Dr Ledolter with the SACREEE launch plaque                                     With the Minister of Mines and Energy of Namibia and the UNIDO Delegation               

Key Note Speech

 

During his mission to Windhoek, Dr Ledolter visited the beneficiaries of the successful Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative (SOLTRAIN) project in Namibia. SOLTRAIN is funded by ADA and co-financed by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). The focus of SOLTRAIN is to contribute to reducing energy poverty by improving access to sustainable energies, specifically solar thermal solutions and is designed to support and contribute to the implementation of the different energy policies of the target countries that enhance the use of solar thermal systems. Partner countries of SOLTRAIN are Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The project is currently in its third phase.