African countries are struggling to meet electricity demand, and at the same time, ambitious climate change mitigation plans call for a significant decrease in the use of fossil fuels. The goal is to penetrate renewables, and to build up energy security in the region. Renewable energy is intermittent, and not only weather is changeable, making it challenging to forecast energy production, but the underlying climate conditions are also changing.  To cope with these issues, a systemic approach is needed: to identify regions with suitable renewable resources to harness, take future changes (of climate, society, demand, …) into account, assess synergies between different types of renewables, and account for the balancing effects of hybrid power systems and transmission gridlines. In this presentation I will shortly talk about the influence of meteorological parameters on the production of different renewables, and the balancing effects of mixed PV-wind(-hydro) energy systems.

Proper stakeholder engagement in project activities is one of the mail pillars of successful project. In today’s world of a multitude communication ways, project owners still struggle on how to involve all range of stakeholders in the project, make the most of the cooperation with them, reward them for their contribution and make them also feel as project owners, while at the same time completing project activities. In this webinar, short intro on stakeholder engagement philosophy will be given, followed by the presentation of some EU and African best practices/case studies. Because of the COVID19 pandemic crisis, questions around sufficiency of digital transformation will be also tackled. Finally, engagement of stakeholders in DALILA project will be interactively discussed with focus on some alternative and innovative methods and practices that may be explored to improve their involvement in the project.