HomeRegional NewsEast AfricaUganda looks into innovative efficient energy solutions

Uganda looks into innovative efficient energy solutions

Ugandan government officials recently participated in a collaborative design-thinking workshop, which looked at developing innovative solutions for developmental challenges.

‘Access to reliable and efficient energy solutions is key to Uganda’s socio-economic development’ the Lab of Tomorrow workshop noted.

Among the participants were industry experts, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ), hosted at Siemens headquarters in Munich, Germany.

[quote]BMZ’s commissioner for Africa, Gunter Nooke, said: “Energy is high on the German agenda, and in particular finding innovative solutions for energy challenges. This workshop enabled us to get a better understanding of the unique challenges that the people of Uganda are facing.

Nooke continued: “This is only the starting point; the challenge is now to turn the ideas into viable business solutions.  The BMZ is fully committed to support this process and we look forward to working with public and private companies, like Siemens, to implement solutions that will lead to sustainable development.”

Innovative efficient energy solutions

The CEO of Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa, Sabine Dall’Omo, stated that African economies are gaining ground and can develop their full potential with the right partner.

“Siemens wants to support their sustainable development with solutions and projects in Africa, for Africa”, Dall’Omo said.

She highlighted that the company’s participation at the workshop is a follow-up from the memorandum of agreement signed at the World Economic Forum on Africa whereby the energy solutions company committed to focus on infrastructure investments and partnerships between public and private companies. Read more…

“In Uganda, Siemens’ primary goal is to assist the government to increase national power generating capacities and to connect the local population to the power grids.  A reliable and extensive power supply system is the fundamental prerequisite for sustainable development, economic growth and job creation.”


Featured image source: 123rf

Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.