Second World Community Power Conference — Bamako, Mali
November 8 - November 10
The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the Malifolkecenter Nyetaa MFC, together with the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies Japan ISEP, will host the 2nd World Community Power Conference (WCPC2018) in Bamako, Mali, from November 8 to 10, 2018. The event will bring together large numbers of national, regional, and international community power stakeholders to provide a launch pad for the community power concept in Africa, in line with the main theme “Community Power for a Renewable Future.”
Registration is now possible on the WCPC2018 website and is free of charge. The WCPC2018 hosts invite community energy stakeholders from around the world to join the discussion on how to maximize the benefits of renewable energy for all human beings, with a special focus on unserved areas in Africa. The challenge for the world in general, and Africa and Mali in particular, is to make a transition towards clean, democratically controlled, participatory, and distributed renewable-energy sources.
WCPC2018 follows the First World Community Power Conference 2016, which was held in Fukushima City, Japan. The WCPC2016 brought more than 600 leading community power proponents from Japan and the world together to discuss the role community power has to play in the global shift towards renewable energy.
The main objectives of the WCPC2018 are:
- Continue on from the first WCPC to promote community power on the international level as a solution that is needed to create a more participatory renewable-energy future, especially in the face of the negative effects of climate change and the dangers of nuclear energy.
- Raise the profile of community power and its multiple benefits in Mali and Africa through maximum stakeholder participation, in particular in financial assistance, and public outreach.
- Conclude with clear and comprehensive policy recommendations both on the national as well as on the international level, including its implications and importance for SDG 7 and NDC implementation.
The official conference language will be English and French, and participation is free of charge: https://www.conference.community/registration/.