20 June 2022

(Europe/Paris)


NDC20 June 2022, Lilongwe, Malawi-:
. The African Energy Commission (AFREC) together with its partner Vito, through the Ministry of Energy of Malawi held a two-day technical stakeholder engagement meeting with government officials, statistics and energy utility agencies of Malawi, as part of the implementation of the NDC support centre project.

The engagement was subsequently followed by a three (3) day training workshop which is taking place between 22-24 June 2022 in Salima, to share insights and understand Malawi’s energy situation, identify data challenges and how best to address these challenges, to strengthen national statistics data collection and modelling for NDC communication purposes.

The training sessions is also aimed at enhancing knowledge of energy statistics through practical training, to work collectively to enhance energy data. Amongst others, it focused on the following key areas: the basics of energy data, commodity balances, toolkits for energy statistics and Energy data for Malawi in general.

Speaking during the training, Mr Thokozani Malunga, Assistant Director of Energy from the Ministry of Energy of Malawi emphasised that Malawi is eager to learn, to address the challenges faced by the country’s energy statistics. ‘‘We value the support from the partners who are supporting the NDC support centre implementation to improve energy statistics, and we are confident that these efforts can help us to understand the countries energy balance, so that we able to conduct effective data modelling for our planning purposes’’, he highlighted.

Stakeholders also underlined the importance of quality energy statistics as a key cross-cutting and backbone component for policy decision and programme development. They highlighted the significance of setting in place modalities for institutionalising energy statistics at national level, to ensure all key sectors are involved in data collection, and that accessibility to all data is made easier to sectors of the government, for better planning, policy formulation, programme development and implementation.

#         #         #         #         #

Notes to Editor

About the Malawi National Determined Contributions (NDC’s) Support Centre

Malawi’s NDCs support centre is part of a national climate plans highlighting climate actions, including climate related targets, policies and measures which the Malawi governments aims to implement in response to climate change action. In alignment with the Paris Agreement, the centre will help Malawi to prepare, communicate and maintain successive nationally determined contributions (NDCs) by pursuing domestic mitigation measures and strengthening its energy statistics, data collection and modelling. The project is supported by the Government of Flanders (Belgium) through the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO). 

About the African Energy Commission

The African Energy Commission (AFREC) is a specialised agency of the African Union, mandated to implement African energy programmes by coordinating, harmonising, protect, conserve, develop, promote rational exploitation, commercialization and integration of energy resources for all AU Member states.

AFREC is also entrusted with the responsibility to design, create and set up the continental energy database, and facilitate rapid dissemination of information among AU member states, Regional Economic communities in Africa, investors amongst others.

For more information, please contact:

  1. Ms. Ndahafa Nakwafila| Communication and Information Specialist| African Energy Commission (AFREC) | African Union| email: NakwafilaN@africa-union.org| Tel: +213 23 45 9198 | email: afrec@africa-union.org| Website: www.au-afrec.org |Algiers|Algeria Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
  2. Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: DIC@africanunion.org I Website: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia

 

NDC303.8 KB

See also

ToT

AFREC Ramps up the Training of the Trainers Programme

09 May 2022, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire: AFREC has ramped up its capacity building initiatives by continuing to increase the African pool of trainers in energy statistic, through the training of the Trainers (ToT) programme.  With support from the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), a ToT ...
09 May 2022 10:05
French & English
Bioenergy

Policy Briefing Note: Release of a Policy Brief on Biomass and a Strategic Framework on Bioenergy Data Management in Africa

The purpose of this briefing note is to share a Policy Brief titled: Will Biomass Always Fuel Africa? and aStrategic Framework for Bioenergy Data Management (AFBIDM) in Africa published by the African Energy Commission in March 2022. The policy brief provides a detailed analysis to policy mak...
20 Apr 2022 11:04
French & English
Ministerial meeting

Ministerial Meeting on Sustainable Energy Statistics and Data Management in Africa

The African Energy Commission (AFREC) hosted a virtual ministerial high level meeting with the Ministers of Energy from the African Union member states, to present the status of the African Energy Information System (AEIS), planned activities and challenges facing governments in relation to data...
17 Mar 2022 10:03
French & English
African Energy balance 21/22

Briefing Note: Release of the 2021/22 African Energy Balance

The purpose of this briefing note is to share the latest publication of the Africa Energy Balance and Indicators published in 2022. The Africa Energy Balance and Indicators is AFREC’s annual energy publication which features interpretation of data and statistics of energy performance in the member s...
13 Mar 2022 15:03
French & English
COP26

What will it take for Africa to reach net-zero emissions?

The African Union Commission (AUC) through the African Energy Commission (AFREC) hosted a high-level online side event at the COP26, held under the theme: “Opportunities and Challenges for African Energy Transition: What will it take for Africa to reach net-zero emissions’’? The meeting called fo...
04 Nov 2021 14:11
French & English