October 10, 2020

Electricity and Youth Empowerment: Eritrea’s...

Electricity and Youth Empowerment: Eritrea’s future Renewable Energy Supply Strategy

by Billion Temesghen | In previous editions of #UnderstandingEritrea we have seen that the water at the Logo Dam has been used as potable water and to irrigate small scale commercial farms, thereby improving the living standards of the communities in seven villages surrounding the dam.

In this edition, we will look at efforts being made to generate and supply solar energy to be used in modern farming, potable water distribution and households in villages, which is one of the goals of the Logo Developmental Pilot Project. The power plant also serves training centers, agricultural laboratories and a myriad of workshops, which all require adequate provision of energy. Read more

September 5, 2020

Our Greatest Resource and Most Precious Asset

Our Greatest Resource and Most Precious Asset

Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | Over the past several weeks, a number of articles published within different international outlets have helped to bring increased focus and attention upon Eritrea’s Colluli potash project. The Colluli project, you may recall, is owned by the Colluli Mining Share Company, which is a 50-50 joint venture between the Eritrean National Mining Company and Danakali, a respected Australian company.While the individual articles were each interesting and expressed several different points, they generally shared a similar, broader message. As a brief summary, the Colluli potash project was described as a “game-changer” for Eritrea’s developing economy, as it is expected to become one of the world’s most significant and lowest-cost sources of sulphate of potash (SOP), which is considered a “premium grade” fertilizer. In the years ahead, as the world’s population continues to grow significantly, the demand for food will progressively increase. At the same time, however, the availability of arable land is expected to shrink. Fertilizer is a key component to ensure world food security in the future, and SOP is an important fertilizer that greatly improves yield and crop quality. Within Eritrea, SOP is found in abundance, particularly in the Danakil Depression region of Eritrea. Read more

September 2, 2020

Vocational Training for Progressive Development...

Vocational Training for Progressive Development Path

By Kesete Ghebrehiwet |Vocational training centers in Eritrea have been playing a great role in raising the number of trained professionals in many fields. Graduates from vocational training centers such as Sawa Center for Vocational Training (SCVT) have been playing decisive roles in the construction of dams, roads and bridges, operation of heavy machineries, installation of solar panels, maintenance of computers and electronics, surveying, drafting, plumbing, wood and metal works and agriculture. Read more

June 19, 2015

Sustainable energy for inclusive development

Sustainable energy for inclusive development

Sustainable energy for inclusive developmentHORNA-Vienna | UNIDO – Sustainable energy is the golden thread that connects both inclusive development and efforts to combat climate change, said participants at the Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) that opened in the capital of Austria today.

The three-day major international event brought together over 1,000 participants, including high-ranking government officials and experts in the field. Read more

December 3, 2013

UNIDO General Conference adopts Lima Declaration...

UNIDO General Conference adopts Lima Declaration with focus on inclusive and sustainable industrial development

UNIDO General Conference adopts Lima Declaration with focus on inclusive and sustainable industrial developmentLIMA/VIENNA/HORNA, 2 December 2013 (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) – The General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which opened today in the capital of Peru, has adopted a new Lima Declaration that charts the Organization’s development priorities for the coming years and places special emphasis on inclusive and sustainable industrial development. Read more

Somali president returns home concluding two-day...

China: Contributing to World Peace and Development

Pre-recorded Message delivered by Foreign Minister...

Meskel Holiday celebrated nationwide

The “Interventionist” and “Destabilizer”...

Reflections on the International Day of Peace