RECongress 2020

This year, the 3rd Renewable Energy (RE) Congress and 1st iCREATE with the theme “RE-building Better: Strengthening the Role of Renewable Energy in Recovery and Development” will be held on 18 December, 1-5pm.

Through this first virtual multi-stakeholder event, we hope to continue to provide a venue for learning from and collaboration to attain viable energy solutions that will lessen the impacts of pandemic, climate change, and economic crises. The event will tackle policies, practices, solutions and challenges to make energy sufficient, affordable, sustainable, resilient/adaptive, inclusive, and generally responsive to the call of the times.

Sessions will cover the renewable energy situation in the Philippines; role of RE in COVID, disasters and economic recovery; how to make RE programs and technologies adaptive and inclusive; and RE financing.

There will be deep dive sessions on 11 December and 14 December 2020 (1-3.30pm) that will tackle ongoing and emerging renewable energy initiatives in marginalized and off-grid areas.

This free event is organized by the Center for Empowerment, Innovation and Training on Renewable Energy (CentRE) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Philippines Office, together with Mindanao Development Authority, CREATE-Ateneo de Davao University, Mindanao Renewable Energy Research and Development Center (MREC), and New Energy Nexus.

The CentRE and FES first co-organized the RE Congress and Exhibit in Quezon City in 2018, followed by the joint RE Congress-SEECON event in Cebu City in 2019 with University of San Carlos-Center for Research and Energy Systems and Technologies. The two events, with over 500 participants in attendance, were able to provide accessible and affordable venues to learn from and exchange information about the latest RE technologies and practices and opened opportunities for matching or forging of commitment to pursue RE projects.

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