Glopolis is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization which focuses on the analysis of economic globalization, trade, development, agriculture and climate change.

Seminar: RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, BIOMASS AND BIOFUELS IN AFRICA: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS

The Glopolis analytical centre cordially invites you to a seminar on the subject of: RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, BIOMASS AND BIOFUELS IN AFRICA: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS

The Glopolis analytical centre in cooperation with the United Nations Information Centre will host a seminar for professionals and the general public on the issue of renewable energy sources in Kenya and East Africa, with a special focus on biofuels, biomass and biogas and their development potential. The seminar will address the environmental and social impacts of the production of energy from the individual sources as well as food security.

What is the role of renewable energy sources – especially biomass, biogas and biofuels – in Africa? Can renewable energy sources make a significant contribution to future development in Africa? What are the pitfalls and obstacles to renewable energy sources in Africa and what is the outlook for change?

Francis Njoka, a renewable energy expert from Kenya, and Tomáš Miléř, who has been putting renewable energy sources and environmentally appropriate technology to work in Kenya for a number of years will answer these and other questions. Michal Broža, the head of the United Nations Information Centre in Prague, will provide the introduction to the seminar.

Location: Institute of International Relations, Nerudova 3, Prague 1 

The event will be conducted in Czech and English. Interpreting will be provided.

Attendance at the seminar is limited. RSVP by 9 March 2012 to konference@glopolis.org

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