CISONECC for Effective Stakeholders’ Engagement in the Renewable Energy Sector
The Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) has emphasized the need to advocate for cleaner energy solutions to reduce the energy poverty in the country in the wake of impacts of climate change on the energy sector.
CISONECC brought together a seven member Multi-stakeholder Task Force on Access to Renewable Energy which is a representation group of the civil society, media, academia, private sector, the government as well as youth and women to capacitate them in areas of advocacy, Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) and budget analysis from 22nd to 24th February 2022 in Salima.
Speaking during the opening of the training, CISONECC 1 Coordinator Julius Ng’oma said the country has a power and energy deficit which requires urgent interventions.
“We have a great deficit in terms of power and energy in the country but we also need to make small steps to bring into the lime light the cleaner energy which will power Malawi in the next few years”, he said.
Ng’oma also expressed that much as the stakeholders are playing commendable roles in the energy sector, the training was aimed at strategizing for the stakeholders to move together in advancing cleaner energy solutions in the country.
Speaking on behalf of the Task Force members, the committee’s Co-Chairperson Charles Mkoka described the training as important to the taskforce saying it will help the committee in effective engagement with relevant stakeholders on cleaner energy solutions.
CISONECC conducted the training under a ’Promotion of Access to Pro-poor Clean Energy Solutions in Malawi’ project that it is implementing with support from Oxfam America through Oxfam in Malawi.