The Regional Climate and Energy Project MENA at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung discussed in the webinar: "The Role of Youth and Civil Society in Shaping the MENA Energy Transition – Projections on COVID19 Recovery Opportunities" how to lead a transition to renewable energy and migrate away from the regional dependency on fossil fuels as the main policy to drive growth in a post-COVID19 recovery.
The panel of experts and civil society activists also discussed the role of renewable energy as a catalyst for socioeconomic development through the MENA region, and how the youth and civil society are active in shaping the renewable energy economy and climate policies.
The webinar also emphasized on why it is key to focus on renewable energy to generate job creation and skill development in the younger generation, opening up opportunities for both citizens and companies through the region.
Department for Middle East and North Africa
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has a network of eleven country offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and implements projects in a total of 14 countries. Some offices, such as Egypt or Sudan, look back at a history of more than 40 years of cooperation.