REAN Steps up Activities to Improve Awareness and Uptake of Renewable Energy in Nigeria.
The Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) is an independent, non-profit industry association founded by stakeholders in the Renewable Energy sector in Nigeria. REAN is dedicated to promoting the growth and development of the industry in Nigeria by engaging with the public and private sectors to guide advocacy, policy formulation, and investment in the sector.
REAN held a media breakfast meeting on Wednesday, 6th July 2022, in its secretariat located in Abuja. The meeting was focused on improving its engagement with the media and sharing its activities and contributions to the renewable energy sector. Over the years, REAN has significantly contributed to national and economic development, by energizing projects in rural communities, industry investment programs, and capacity development programs for youth’s job readiness.
Most of the association’s activities are geared towards policy advocacy, capacity building and awareness creation to address challenges such as finance, capacity/knowledge gaps in renewable energy, the association recently held a stakeholder’s engagement on alternative funding sources for rural electrification as well as unlocking the barriers in accessing government social intervention funds targeting renewable energy/ climate change. REAN has continued to engage the public through various communication channels including social media where it has a growing followership base. REAN activities are made possible through partnerships and funding from donor organizations like Heinrich Boll Stiftung and All On.
All On, a Shell-funded impact investment company, started its partnership with REAN in 2021, by financing and setting up a secretariat for REAN, and has continued to support REAN’s media advocacy and awareness/behavioral change campaigns. Through the support from All On, REAN members now have a secretariat strategically located in the heart of Abuja, making it easy for physical meetings and events to take place. Their continued support has also helped REAN promote highlights of members' achievements, churn out regular factsheets to keep the public abreast with industry facts and create a platform for media engagement of members on varying media channels. All on’s support has without doubt rightly positioned REAN and increased its public trust.
REAN is poised to continue its public engagement on renewable energy collaborating with the media to take up the challenge of amplifying the gains of renewable energy in our national and economic development as well as promote public awareness of sustainable energy adaptation.
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Salamatu Baba Tunzwang
For: Renewable Energy Association Nigeria