OEF's Shuraako program hosted the Somali Renewable Energy Forum 2016 in Hargeisa, Somaliland in collaboration with the Somaliland Ministry of Energy on February 20-23, in response to local demand. Participants had the opportunity to network with international industry leaders, attend expert panels and workshops, showcase their work at a trade show, and connect with potential partners and investment opportunities.
It is estimated that less than a third of Somalis have access to electricity, although they pay among the highest electricity tariffs in the world. The energy sector is "positioned to have the greatest single positive impact across all industries, with considerable potential to boost economic growth," says Shuraako's Director, Lee Sorensen.
For more information and photos from this event, visit http://shuraako.org/forums/sref