Ambassador Nimisha Madhvani, presenting her credentials to IRENA Director General Adnan Z. Amin

Uganda’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Nimisha Madhvani has been appointed as the country’s Permanent Representative to the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

According to a release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Nimisha Madhvani, accompanied by Daniel Sekabembe, the Second Secretary, presented her credentials to IRENA Director General Adnan Z. Amin at a brief ceremony held at the IRENA headquarters in eco-friendly Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

She expressed readiness to work with the Director-General and his team to consolidate the good relations between Uganda and IRENA, and invited him to visit the East African country called the ‘Pearl of Africa’.

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The Director-General expressed his appreciation for Uganda’s ongoing efforts at realizing its potential in clean renewable energy deployment in areas like rural electrification, enabling policy and legislative frameworks being put in place and renewed his commitment to continued IRENA support.

The Ambassador informed that Uganda is striving towards clean and renewable energy which is manifested in the setting up of alternate energy projects in biomass, Wind, thermal energy as well as Uranium enrichment for peaceful purposes. Uganda wishes further to develop solar energy to keep prices down and affordable to all and for industrialization as well.

IRENA is an inter-governmental Organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation. It was founded in Bonn, Germany, in January 2009, and promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy in the pursuit of sustainable development.

The African Clean Energy Corridor, which includes Uganda, is one of the major achievements of IRENA thus far.