RRA-Mali Validation Workshop

IRENA participated in an Agence Pour les Energies Renouvelables-led Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) validation workshop in Bamako. During the workshop, national stakeholders and development partners identified bottlenecks and proposed recommendations related to the uptake of renewables under grid and off-grid power generation, transportation and thermal applications.  The workshop was an important step to helping Mali identify short-to-medium-term actions to improve the conditions for renewables in the country and may help to attract international finance and support from the international community.  Following IRENA’s presentation of its resource assessment expertise, tools data and services, the National Agency for the Development of Biofuels expressed interest in getting the organisation’s support to develop a national strategy for bioenergy that valorises domestic by‑products such as the residues from cotton production, animal waste and riverside weeds.