Theme: 8th Bioenergy Week and Study Tour for Capacity Building


When: 16-18 March 2021 from 11.00 – 16.00 East Africa Time (EAT)
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Organisers: African Energy Commission (AFREC), Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP)


Background Information

The 8th Bioenergy Week of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) is held in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), African Energy Commission (AFREC) and African Union Commission (AUC). Given the current situation of the global pandemic, the event will be taking place online in a virtual format, 16 – 18 March 2021.

GBEP has been holding the GBEP Bioenergy Weeks since 2013 and has visited Brazil, Mozambique, Indonesia, Hungary, Argentina and the Philippines in the first and second cycle of regional events. The GBEP Working Group on Capacity Building (WGCB), under the co- leadership of the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and Argentina, has stressed the enormous added value of these regional events in terms of capacity building and information sharing and has strongly supported a new cycle of these regional events starting with the eighth Bioenergy Week to focus on issues relevant to Africa.



The Forum aims to amongst others:

  • Demonstrate the state of global and regional bioenergy, policies and regulations;
  • Present the state of the regional bioenergy situation and efforts to enhance further the share of modern bioenergy within the regional energy mix;
  • Present the current status of the bioenergy sector in Africa, sharing challenges, lessons learned and opportunities from all over the world, to stimulate modern bioenergy implementation and replication in Africa;
  • Discuss successful, replicable bioenergy systems that provide sustainable modern energy services;
  • Showcase available relevant technologies, R&D, feedstock and financial instruments of partners and investment firms;
  • Engage stakeholders on bioenergy best practices to maximize sustainability and contribute to meeting SDGs and countries’ NDCs; and
  • Provide a platform to the private sector to facilitate a viable bioenergy market in Africa, as well as investments in new bioenergy technologies for local applications etc.

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Agenda (English) Agenda (French) Press Release


2021 Bio-energy Week additional information here.
Previous Bioenergy Weeks since 2013 are  here.


Extra Resources on Bioenergy