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IES co-founder among three Africans to participate in German’s hydrogen energy programme

Co-founder and Director of Administration & Research – Mr. Edmond Kombat

The Institute for Energy Security (IES), represented by its co-founder Edmond Kombat, has been selected to participate in “The Energy Transition – Germany’s Policy on Hydrogen”.

The German government has budged nine billion euros for its Energy Transition and Renewable Energy Programme from 2020 to 2030.

Out of this amount, two billion euros is earmarked for African Green Energy development and advocacy.

IES is one of three entities from Africa participating in a training programme about the project.

“IES is the only organization selected from West & Central Africa while the other two organizations are coming from Southern and Northern Africa,” the energy think tank said in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Nana Amoasi VII.

In total, there are fourteen participating individuals across the world representing Asia, Europe, Americas, Africa.

The training program was originally slated for the second quarter of 2020 however due to Covid-19 health and social distancing protocols, the new date for the physical training in Germany is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021. The virtual session of the program took place on the 16th of September, 2020.

It is the expectation that after the training, IES will be enriched and positioned to continue its relentless advocacy for renewable energy and the importance of green hydrogen in the conversation of Energy Transition.

IES is an award-winning African energy authority focused on the nexus between energy demand and supply through research, data analysis, and advocacy.

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