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Mali: Renewable Energy Week

Malian Renewable Energy Week (SemR) is organized by Mali’s Renewable Energy Agency (AER-Mali) and the Ministry of Energy and Water as part of the Renewable Energy in Mali Support Project (PAPERM), in partnership with the African Development Bank, the Climate Investment Funds Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in low-income countries (CIF-SREP) and the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).

Its goal is to promote investments in Mali’s renewable energy sector.

SemR gathers investors and manufacturers with the goal of responding to the renewable energy needs of Mali’s population and manufacturing sector. This is essential for developing the economy, promoting job creation and preserving the environment, while reducing the negative impacts of climate change.

Open to the general public, SemR will welcome private sector representatives as well as local, national, regional and international institutions, manufacturers, investors and other decision makers and seeks to increase awareness of the many advantages offered by renewable energy, its use and technologies and its socio-economic impact.

During the course of the week, investments in solar energy, biomass, biofuels, wind power, energy efficiency and micro-hydropower will feature prominently with some 40 local and international exhibitionists at the forefront of sustainable development, as well as national, bilateral and multilateral agencies active in the facilitation and promotion of the sector or in the scaling up of renewable energies, in attendance.

Over the course of the week, five thematic conferences will bring together various renewable energy experts from Mali and the region who will detail the opportunities that the government offers to investors and manufacturers wishing to benefit from the exponential growth of the energy sector in Mali and in Africa.

Mali enjoys enormous potential for renewable energy production and is one of the most promising markets in West Africa.

With continuous high level support from Malian authorities and its technical and financial partners, Mali is dedicated to making renewables the country’s primary energy source as a way to promote sustainable growth, reduce poverty, create jobs and generate income. The path is clear for investors and industrialists who know how to seize the best opportunities at the right time.

For more information, please visit


Sonia Borrini, Communications Officer, AFDB Climate Change and Green Growth Department I tel: +225 20 26 55 62

Almahmoud Ag Ibrahim, Event Manager, Malian Renewable Energy Week I tel. +223 78 96 90 03

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