Renewable energy: ENEA promotes cooperation projects in Senegal

Renewable energy: ENEA promotes cooperation projects in Senegal
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Senegal, energia solare impianto fotovoltaico (Afp) 

Rome - As part of its development cooperation initiatives, ENEA, the agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development, has announced a cooperation project to promote the transfer of competences and professional skills in Senegal. ENEA made the announcement directly, specifying that the project, called "Professionals without boundaries", is being carried out also in the Ivory Coast and Ethiopia, in collaboration with FOCSIV, the Association of African Engineers, and the non-governmental organizations COMI and CPS.

The project includes initiatives in the agronomic and renewable energy sectors, identified as key sectors when it comes to contributing to sustain the local social and economic communities and improve their living conditions. Additionally, a plan is on the way to create an online register for professionals from the Sahel area who live in Italy, in order to promote the role of the diaspora in local development. During the recent mission in Senegal, the delegation of partners was met by the Director of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Dakar, the Italian ambassador to Senegal, the Director of programs and projects of Senegal's National Agency for renewable energy (ANER) and by the representatives of the local communities of Kaffrine and Yene, where drip-irrigation installations with pumping systems powered by photo-voltaic panels have been implemented.