The International Solar Alliance (ISA) announced that it has an interest to boost invests in Ethiopia.
Ambassador Tizita Mulugeta (PhD) has discussed with Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General of ISA in India.
Dr. Ajay briefed Ambassador Tizita about his recent visit to Addis Abeba and his meeting with Ministers and relevant stakeholders regarding ISA’s Solar Pumping Programme, implementation of the Solar Parks and the launch of a Solar Mini Grid and of a Solar Rooftop Programme, as well as its plan to establish Solar Technology & Applications Research Centre (STAR-C) at Addis Abeba University.
Dr. Ajay Mathur also added that Ethiopia is an active member of the ISA and ISA is keen to strengthen the engagement to higher level.
Ambassador Tizita commended ISA’s programs and initiatives to member countries in which Ethiopia has benefited from joint initiatives and grants especially on solar irrigation pumping and solar park projects.
The two further discussed about the 4th upcoming Africa Regional Committee meeting proposed to be held in Addis Abeba in the coming month of July 2022 and Ethiopia’s readiness to host this meeting.
The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is a treaty based inter-governmental organization founded in 2015 as per the Paris Declaration, aimed at deployment of solar energy technologies as a means for bringing energy access, ensuring energy security, and driving energy transition in its member countries. Ethiopia is one of the 86 countries that have signed and ratified the ISA Framework Agreement in 2015.