Report of the regional seminar on solar energy in Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The Seminar was opened on 8 January 1979 V the Secretary-General of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of the Niger, After Welcoming participants^ the Secretary-General listed the tasks assigned to the Seminar, as follows: defining the role of renewable energies-in the; economic 'and social development of the African countries; evaluating the results' obtained} weighing the difficulties and analyzing the obstacles to be overcome in research and development and in the: industrial manufacture and diffusion of devices using solar, wind and bio-energy.. The Seminar was called upon to formulate a strategy and tactics for the African continent and concrete proposals on which the Governments of African States were expected to give their views since they would have to implement them within their structures; for regional and sub regional-co-operation.