Sustainable clean energy transition in the country is not only important but essential for our survival – IEEE Uganda Section.
The IEEE Uganda Section organized a webinar on 16 April 2021 on accelerating clean energy innovation in Uganda as part of the IEEE PES Day 2021 Webinar Series.
The webinar – Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation in Uganda – was moderated by Janati Nakimera, CEO, Solar net metering Uganda, and the panelists were Sumaya Mohamed, Director, Power for All Uganda, and David Tusubira, Co-founder & CTO, Innovex.
The discussion focused on clean energy innovations and the role of key players in the energy sector in promoting the use of eco-friendly systems in the rural setting.
These panelists had the following remarks.
David Tusubira, Co-founder & CTO, Innovex
As a tech entrepreneur, the start of every business is challenging, especially in terms of getting access to funds to run activities and grow the business. It’s very important to get mentorship from other partners in the energy sector and get access to opportunities to pitch for funding. It is also important to ensure that the role the government and the private sector play in research and development is positively and significantly correlated to strengthen regional partnerships and advance the clean energy sector.
Sumaya Mohamed, Director, Power for All Uganda
As a key player in the energy efficiency and renewable energy field, I do think that enacting suitable policies governing the energy sector goes a long way in promoting the use of clean energy and further smoothens the work of tech entrepreneurs. It is also important to create a collaborative framework enabling the utility and the decentralized renewable energy sector to work together to accelerate energy access in the least costly way possible.