Understanding Traditional Biomass | addressing the data challenge in Africa

Monday, April 3rd: 15:00 - 16:00

HOST: SEforALL Biomass Accelerator

Traditional biomass represents a significant share of renewable energy use in Africa. However, a lack of robust data and information on its production and use - some estimates suggest this could be over-estimated by as much as 50% (GTF 2017, forthcoming) - are hampering efforts to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable biomass for the energy agenda, and to identify solutions to manage its use. This session will bring together key stakeholders to discuss the biomass energy data challenge, and explore national needs and solutions to improve data management. It will additionally explore participant’s interest in engaging around a program of work to address these challenges in collaboration with key international, regional and national actors.