COBENEFITS has entered the second project phase, facing exciting new developments. We are happy to announce that Mexico and Kenya are new COBENEFITS partner countries. The current project phase runs from May 2020 until April 2022.
Co-benefits related activities in Mexico have already started: In an affiliated project in collaboration with GIZ and CONECC a series of assessment studies on the social and economic co-benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency for Mexico has been carried out. In the current project phase Mexico has joined the list of COBENEFITS partner countries.
Kenya is our newest COBENEFITS partner country. Over the past 20 years, access to electricity has increased dramatically in Kenya, reaching an electrification rate of 89% in 2017. However, the country must overcome challenges like the lack of social and economic opportunities and universal access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy services. COBENEFITS activities will be carried out in cooperation with the local focal point, the Strathmore Energy Research Centre.
South Africa and Turkey will remain partner countries for the next project period. New country reports and policy reports including key findings and policy recommendations are underway and will be published soon. Vietnam and India will also stay COBENEFITS partner countries, however with fewer activities.
Last but not least, the established COBENEFITS trainings will remain a central pillar of our activities. All information on the trainings can be found on the RENAC website .