Rethinking approaches and tools for an integrated transdisciplinary assessment of climate-compatible energy strategies in the African Union and the European Union

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Description

RE-INTEGRATE aims to improve the use of scientific tools for strategic energy planning in the African Union (AU) by establishing a collaborative environment for sharing knowledge, modeling toolkits, and expertise between the AU and European Union (EU). This addresses the issue that uncoordinated modeling approaches have sometimes failed to adequately capture local social, economic, and environmental conditions, resulting in limited credibility and uptake of insights. The project will enable multilateral knowledge sharing and develop fit-for-purpose energy models in 8 AU countries, leveraging local expertise to analyze climate-compatible development pathways. This fosters AU modeling capabilities while reducing overreliance on developed countries, as called for in the Work Programme. By structuring cooperation between the EU and AU on contextually-appropriate modeling, RE-INTEGRATE seeks to enhance the effectiveness of scientific tools in supporting AU climate and energy planning.

Layman's description

RE-INTEGRATE is a project that aims to improve how scientific computer models are used for energy planning in African countries. Currently, the models don't always properly account for local conditions and expertise. This project will create a way for energy experts in Africa and Europe to share knowledge and customize the models to fit the unique situations in 8 African countries. By involving local experts and tailoring the models, the insights from the models are expected to be more credible and useful for African policymakers planning their energy systems in a climate-friendly way. The project reduces reliance on outside model developers by building expertise within Africa itself.
AcronymRE-INTEGRATE
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/09/202331/08/2027

Keywords

  • Renewable energy
  • Modeling
  • Integrated dynamic models

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