On Thursday March 16, 2023, the thematic general meeting of COPERES (Committee for Steering and Monitoring Research and Higher Education Projects) was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Issa Dione, director of cabinet of Mrs. Aïssatou Sophie Galadima, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, prevented. This meeting was moderated in two phases by Professor Mbaye Thiam of UCAD (Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar) as master of ceremonies.
The first phase of the meeting was devoted to the official opening ceremony, which was followed by a panel on the theme “The place of renewable energies in an oil developing country”. Panel members discussed the importance of renewable energy in a context where oil developing countries are increasingly facing challenges related to climate change.
The second phase of the meeting was devoted to the discussions and exchanges of the general assembly on subjects specific to the operation and the development of the activity programs of COPERES. The members notably discussed the general activity report, which was presented during this meeting.
COPERES is a committee that plays a key role in promoting research and higher education in Africa. It is committed to developing innovative programs and projects that respond to the region’s socio-economic challenges. One of the major challenges facing oil developing countries is the energy transition, and COPERES is aware of the importance of renewable energies in this context.
The thematic general assembly of COPERES was an opportunity for members to discuss the issues and opportunities related to the use of renewable energies in a developing oil country. This meeting highlighted the importance of international cooperation for the implementation of innovative and sustainable projects in this field.
In sum, this meeting was an opportunity for COPERES members to share their expertise and exchange ideas on best practices to promote research and higher education in Africa. She also highlighted the importance of renewable energies in a context where oil developing countries are facing major environmental and socio-economic challenges.