Peacekeeping and Renewable Energy in Somalia

Part of the UAE-Norway-Powering Peace webinar series on energy options in UN peacekeeping missions

Thursday 21 April | 09:00 -10:15 AM NY time (3:00 to 4:15 PM CET and 5:00 to 6:15 PM UAE time)

The United Arab Emirates and Norway, in collaboration with Powering Peace (an initiative of Energy Peace Partners and the Stimson Center), are convening a webinar on transitioning energy supply and designing a positive legacy for communities based on field experience from Somalia.

The session will include a presentation on Powering Peace’s new report, Powering Ahead: The United Nations and Somalia’s Renewable Energy Opportunity, as well as updates on several precedent-setting renewable energy projects that are being developed by the private sector to supply the UN and local consumers.

The webinar is a part of the UAE-Norway-Powering Peace series on evaluating energy options in peacekeeping missions as the UN aims to shift 80% of its energy supply to renewables by 2030.

Speakers include:

  • James Swan, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)
  • Ambassador Dr. Nawal Al Hosany, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Hans Olav Ibrekk, Special Envoy for Climate and Security, Norway
  • Report authors: Abdi Aynte, Managing Director of Laasfort Consulting Group, and Eugene Chen, Visiting Scholar at the NYU Center on International Cooperation
  • Mads Uhlin Hansen, CEO of Kube Energy
  • Victoria Holt, Distinguished Fellow at Stimson Center
  • Dave Mozersky, President of Energy Peace Partners

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