Renewable Energy Forum

Start time 11:00 (UK) / 13:00 (Malawi) End time 12:30 (UK) / 14:30 (Malawi) Location Zoom
via Eventbrite
All Welcome to participate

Bringing together anyone interested in renewable energy with industry leaders and
practitioners currently working between Scotland and Malawi, all are warmly
invited to this inclusive 90 minute ‘round table’ Zoom meeting which will be
chaired by Professor Stuart Galloway of the University of Strathclyde.

Could Renewables benefit your Scotland-Malawi Project?

The Forum would love to understand how renewables might support your activity in Malawi and assess the wider need for independent, expert advice on issues such as:

  • local appropriateness
  • sustainability
  • pros & cons of different technologies
  • working with RE installers in Malawi
  • your own renewables questions…

Join this accessible online event or ask the SMP’s Renewables Forum:

Is there already a Renewables Component to your Scotland-Malawi Project?

The SMP Renewables Forum is mapping who is doing what and
where in Malawi in Renewables technologies (from solar lantern initiatives,
through solar for schools to larger hospital or mini-grid projects). This
co-ordinated approach aims to:

  • Be responsive to Malawi’s priorities
  • Share knowledge & experience from Malawi and Scotland
  • Reduce duplication of effort
  • Facilitate collaboration where appropriate
  • Help tackle complex challenges with a multidisciplinary approach

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All are very welcome to join us online on Wednesday December 8th, 11am (UK time) / 1pm (Malawi time) whether Expert or new to Renewables!


The SMP’s Renewable Energy Forum was initiated in response to the suggestion of SMP members from multiple institutions working in this sector between Scotland and
Malawi, who see value in sharing information, expertise, challenges, lessons
learned and opportunities.

The Forum met for the first time in March 2019 in Edinburgh City Chambers and again in December ‘19 when it heard, in person from the inspiring William Kamkwamba
(‘the Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’) and leading practitioners including the
Government of Malawi, Dulas, SCIAF, Strathclyde University, Oxfam,
CREATIVEEnergie, Scotland Lights up Malawi and SEPA. Minutes, actions and
outcomes can be found online here.

Forum activities were paused to focus on COVID-19 Co-ordination meetings but now we are back and the Forum is all set to help support, connect and co-ordinate
Renewables activity between Scotland and Malawi!

We are delighted to be welcoming Edgar Kapiza Bayani, Country Director of Community Energy Malawi, to the SMP's Renewable Energy Forum on the 8th December 2021.