Presentation on theme: "Passer à la première page The African Biofuels Center (ABC) (An AFREC’s Project Proposal) Dr Hussein Elhag Director/AFREC First High AU/Brazil/UNIDO Seminar."— Presentation transcript:
Passer à la première page The African Biofuels Center (ABC) (An AFREC’s Project Proposal) Dr Hussein Elhag Director/AFREC First High AU/Brazil/UNIDO Seminar on Biofuels in Africa Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: July 30-August 01, 2007
Passer à la première page The Need for Institutional Infrastructure for Biofuels Development in Africa n The need for institutional framework; n The need for guidance, monitoring and supervision; n The need for training, capacity building, advocacy and promotion; n The need for regulatory advisor, standards creator and certification supervisor; and n The need for policy maker, harmonizer, facilitator and coordinator at a continental level.
Passer à la première page Energy Security for Africa through Energy Integration in Africa AFREC’s Guiding Principle
Passer à la première page African Biofuels Center (ABC) Definition The African Biofuels Center (ABC) is a specialized technical unit and subsidiary of AFREC concerns with promoting and developing biofuels resources in Africa with objective to achieve energy security through the establishment of integrated biofuels industry characterized by “value chain”, self-sufficiency, and self-reliance with regard to oil products supplies whether that in form of fossil-based petroleum products or renewably-based biofuels products.
Passer à la première page Legal Framework AFREC Convention: Article 3: Guiding Principles n Development of the use of energy to promote and support rapid economic and social development, eradication of poverty, combats desertification and improves the standard and quality of life throughout the Member States. n Development and utilization of sustainable; and environmentally sound energy. Article 4: Functions of AFREC n Establish the necessary mechanisms for the exploitation and utilization of energy resources of the continent in an optimal manner with the aim of complimentarity.
Passer à la première page African Biofuels Center (ABC) Vision: n Creating a pathway towards a Green OPEC in Africa
Passer à la première page Mission: n To achieve sustainable energy security for Africa through the establishment of integrated biofuels industry characterized by consistent “value chain”; And n To promote various strategies towards sustained self- sufficiency and self-reliance in oil products supplies whether that in form of fossil-based petroleum products or in renewable-based biofuels products for enhancing the socioeconomic development of Africa
Passer à la première page Objectives of the ABC n Promote sustainable biofuels technology and production; n Sponsor the transfer of foreign technology and experience; n Motivate countries to set up national programs on biofuels; n Establish a database on biofuels resources and industry in Africa and provide information; n Provide guidance from preliminary infrastructure to market; n Assist in setting up consistent regulatory frameworks; n Organize conferences and meetings on industry and policy issues; and n Establish efficient networks of stakeholders.
Passer à la première page Programs Formation of a Ministerial Sub-Committee within CAMEN; Creation of advisory panel to represent corporate stakeholders; Setting up strategies to successfully managing the emerging markets; Assessing critical issues such as: food vs. energy security, diversification of supplies, substitution for oil, etc.; Provision of training, capacity building and information; Establishing an active forum for dialogue, experience exchange, technology transfer and information dissemination through Internet, newsletters, conferences and training sessions; Creating partnership with concerned regional and international bodies.
Passer à la première page Plan of Action Secure the approval and adoption of CAMEN. Initiate workshops to elaborate the creation of the center. Creation of outreach program with all types of stakeholders. Key activities to be undertaken by the center would include: - Creation of the African biofuels databank as part of the AEIS; - Creation of Focal Points in Member States; - Analysis of policies and plans adopted by Member States; - Assessments of resource required for biofuels industry; - Definition of critical issues for establishing a value chain industry;
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