Zimbabwe elected Vice Chair of IRENA

by | Jun 2, 2021 | Business, International, Local News | 0 comments


Brian Rungano Temba

Zimbabwe’s devotion towards innovation in the use of renewable energy has been recognized on the international scale.

This comes the second republic lands a powerful position in an intergovernment organisation supporting countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future.

The announcement of this new development was made by Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa.

“Cabinet is delighted to announce that Zimbabwe was elected to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as Deputy Chair,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

“Zimbabwe will be represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Power Development, Dr. Eng. Gloria Magombo,” she added.

IRENA serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.

The proposal for an international agency dedicated to renewable energy was made in 1981 at the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy, held in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Agency is chaired by Japan.