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Press Release No: P006/17/AFREC

Workshop Training on Data Collection and Creation of the African Energy Efficiency Indicators Database
08-10 November 2017 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 08 November 2017: The African Energy Commission (AFREC) in collaboration with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of Ethiopia organized training workshop on "Data Collection and Creation of the African Energy Efficiency Indicators Database ".

Mr. Abdoulaye OUEDDO, Consultant on Energy Information System and Database the representative of Mr. Atef Marzouk, the Interim Executive Director of the African Energy Commission (AFREC), thanks the government of Republic of Ethiopia for hosting this workshop and reiterated the importance of the training workshop to the focal points to know how to collect the African Energy Efficiency Indicators Data on Residential sector and Creation of African Energy Efficiency Database.

Mr. Abdoulaye OUEDDO, highlighted the objectives of the training:
Train participants in the Energy Efficiency Indicators data collection questionnaire on Residential sector.
Formulate suggestions and recommendations in order to finalize the questionnaire and validate it

Ms. Laura THOMSON, the representation of the International Energy Agency (IEA) thanked AFREC for its invaluable work and expressed the continuous support of the IEA to these training workshops.

Ms. Laura THOMSON, outlined the benefits of energy efficiency and highlighted the importance of monitoring energy efficiency trends through better and more disaggregated data in order to inform analysis and policymaking in this area.
Mr. Sahele Tamiru Fekede, Director of Energy Study and Development Follow-up, the representative of H.E. Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of Ethiopia highlighted the importance of the energy statistics for development of African energy resources and appreciated the selection his country to host this important training workshop.

Mr. Sahele Tamiru Fekede, also highlighted the importance of the energy efficiency in his country and the advantages of this technology in the residential and announced at the end of the opening session that the workshop is officially opened

For more Information:
Mr. Atef MARZOUK, Interim Executive Director, and African Energy Commission (AFREC)
E-mail: marzouka@africa-union.org Website: www.afrec-energy.org Algiers, Algeria
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