IRENA workshops on spatial planning and RE policies

Dr. Jacobs executed three distinct 2-day IRENA training workshops for high level policymakers in East Africa (Tanzania), MENA region (Egypt) and LAC region (Peru). The purpose of the training was to familiarise policymakers with the IRENA global tool for solar and wind mapping, the Global Atlas initiative ( The training workshop focused on introducing participants to mapping and renewable energy resource assessment and the relevant “next steps” for policy implementation and market development. The workshops also included hands-on activities such as renewable energy tariff calculation for certain renewable energy hotspots in a given country.