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ISA Headquarters: ISA hosted Indian Foreign Service Officer Trainees (2021 batch) and Bhutanese diplomats at ISA headquarters. Officers showed keen interest in ISA's governance structure, programs and work in progress.

ISA Solar Compass Journal Launch: ISA & Elsevier launched the first issue of ISA Solar Compass Journal virtually. DG ISA, Dr. Ajay Mathur, Dr. Yogi Goswami, Editor in Chief and the Editorial Board presented their remarks and took a collective step forward towards achieving ISA's objective.

ISA Headquarters: ISA hosted media delegation from Maldives as part of the familiarization programme organized by Ministry of External Affairs, GOI to help the journalists gain insights on ISA's activities.

New Delhi: DG ISA had a wonderful meeting with H.E. Chang Jae-bok, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India. DG invited Korea to join the ISA and discussed areas of collaboration in the field of Solar Energy.

ISA Secretariat: DG ISA met H.E. Ms Mukangira Jacqueline, High Commissioner of Rwanda to India to discuss scaling up Solar Street Lighting & Solar Mini Grid in Rwanda.

New Delhi: DG ISA and H.E. Ms. Tizita Mulugeta Yiman, Ambassador of Ethiopia, Embassy of Ethiopia met to discuss and plan ISA's upcoming Regional Committee Meeting for Africa region in Ethiopia.

New Delhi: DG ISA and team met with (Asian Development Bank) ADB delegation to discuss areas of partnership discuss synergistic areas of collaboration including Blended Finance Risk Mitigation Facility, TA facility and the startup ecosystem.

ISA Headquarters: ISA hosted the Asia-Oceania Working Party (COASI) delegation at its Headquarters helping them gain insights into ISA’s activities. The delegation comprised representatives from 19 EU countries.

New Delhi: DG ISA met Mr. Jean-Bernard Lévy, President and CEO, EDF to discuss ISA – EDF partnership and avenues to collaborate to promote Solar across Member Countries.

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa: ISA and Government of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia signed multiple agreements to accelerate solarisation in Ethiopia through Solar Parks and Solar Pumps projects. Seen in the pic: H.E. Dr. Ajay Mathur, DG, ISA, H.E. Dr. Eng. Sultan Wali, Energy Sector Development State Minister, Ministry of Water and Energy, H.E. Amb. Asfaw Dingamo, Water Sector Development State, Minister, Ministry of Water and Energy, Mr Remesh Kumar, Additional Director, ISA

Ethiopia, Adis Ababa: ISA participated in the event on Distributed Renewable Energy-Agriculture Modalities (DREAM) Irrigation project briefing organized by Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Institute on 20 May 2022.

ISA Headquarters: ISA & the Government of Japan, JBIC, JICA, NEDO sign A Memorandum of Cooperation in the solar energy field at ISA Headquarters. This Memorandum of Cooperation will help establish a framework - encouraging and promoting concrete multilateral cooperation among all participants in renewable energy based on mutual benefit, equality, and reciprocity.

ISA Headquarters: DG ISA welcomed delegation led by H.E. Mr Alejandro Simancas Marín, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba at ISA Headquarters. The discussions were focused on the implementation of 1150 MW Solar PV projects in Cuba and demonstration projects for Solar pumping systems for agriculture.

Kigali: ISA & World Resources Institute (WRI) announced the Solar Investment roadmap for mobilizing $ 1 trillion for scaling solar at the SEforALL Global Forum 2022. The Roadmap will launch in COP27.

Kigali: DG ISA facilitated discussions at the Asian-Pacific Ministerial Roundtable on Scaling-up Financing of the Energy Transition during SEforALL Global Forum 2022. Discussions based on the financial architecture required to scale-up investment in Asia Pacific for a clean and just Energy Transition.

Barcelona: ISA hosted a session on 'The Role of Solar Power-Shining a Light on Green Hydrogen' at the Green Hydrogen Global Assembly 2022 in collaboration with Green Hydrogen Organization. Discussions deliberated on the opportunities and identified the demand for solar produced Green Hydrogen.

Delhi: ISA and NTPC welcomed Cuban delegation including the Cuban Ambassador H.E. Alejandro Marin & UNE director Mr. Ovel Diaz to finalize upcoming 1150 MW Solar Park RFQ.

Kigali: ISA hosted a roundtable on Exploring Financing Mechanism for Solarizing Africa through a blended risk mitigation facility at the SEforAll Global Forum 2022.

New Delhi: DG, ISA met H.E. Mukangira Jacqueline, High Commissioner of Rwanda to India to discuss about scaling up ISAs programs, financial activities and support that can be extended to Rwanda in helping it achieve its Energy Transition targets.

Capacity Building: Second batch of Online Training Program on Ground Mounted and Floating Solar Projects launched. 169 candidates from 12 member countries of LAC Region participated. As of April 2022, ISA has trained 1,774 individuals, including mid-career professionals, bankers, master trainers and technicians, as part of its capacity building services.

Munich, Germany: ISA signed MOC with BSW-German Solar Association to cooperate in areas of mutual concern by promoting use of Renewable Energy Technologies in ISA Member Countries.

Munich, Germany: Mr. Alexander Hogeveen Rutter , Private Sector Specialist, ISA shared his views on bringing in private sector to achieve ISA's towards 1000 goal at the Global Solar Associations workshop in Intersolar 2022.

Capacity Building: Second batch of Online Training Program on Scaling Solar Application for Agriculture Use launched. 87 candidates from 8 member countries participating.

The Kingdom of Norway becomes the 106th country to sign the Framework Agreement of the ISA.

ISA conducted its first webinar in the ISA EV Webinar series, themed, Solar E Mobility: Charging for Change on 27 April 2022

Capacity Building: DG ISA with H.E. Mr. Wael Mohamed Awad Hamed, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt inaugurated the Online Training Program on Ground Mounted and Floating Solar projects under ISA’s Capacity Building Initiative on 25 April 2022

New Delhi: DG ISA met Vice President, European Investment Bank (EIB) Mr. Christian Kettel Thomsen and his team on 27 April 2022 to discuss financial instruments for African region & work together to promote solar across various regions.

New Delhi: DG ISA met with IRENA DG, Mr. Francesco La Camera and DDG, Ms. Gauri Singh to discuss ISA-IRENA joint workplan, future plan to work together in Africa & Asia Pacific regions; strengthening solar adoption across sectors and Green Hydrogen.

Capacity Building:Online Training Program on Gound Mounted and Floating Solar Projects. 132 candidates from 14 countries are participating

New Delhi: President of European Commission H.E. Ursula von der Leyen and President of ISA Assembly, Minister of Power & New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, H.E. Raj Kumar Singh addressed Industry on Solar Energy Development at the ISA Headquarters on 24 April 2022.

Capacity Building: Online training programme on Solar Water Pumps launched for Member Countries. 119 candidates from 11 countries are participating.

New Delhi: DG ISA met with H.E Mr. Masni Eriza, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Indonesia to strengthen and explore further avenues of ISA-Indonesia collaboration to expedite Energy Transition.

New Delhi: ISA co-hosted the launch of The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) India Working Group on 14 April 2022.

ISA hosted a High-level Solar Industry Roundtable: “Solar for Net -Zero- Expanding Solar Manufacturing Globally” on the margins of Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), Senior Officials’ Meeting in New Delhi, India on 6 April 2022.

DG ISA, Dr Ajay Mathur met Ms. Jo Evans, Deputy Secretary, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources at Australian High Commission in New Delhi to discuss the partnership between ISA and Australia.

Denmark: Dr. Ajay Mathur met with H.E Dan Jorgensen, Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark & H.E Pooja Kapur, Ambassador of India to Denmark in Copenhagen. The leaders discussed next steps to strengthen the partnership to expedite global energy transition.

Denmark: Dr. Ajay Mathur chaired a roundtable with Nordic Institutional Investors, under ISA’s Investment Series in Copenhagen. Roundtable was organised by CONCITO in partnership with ISA. European Investment Bank (EIB), World Climate Foundation, Pension funds & IFU deliberated on global solar investments during the discussion.

The Kingdom of Bahrain has submitted the Instrument of Ratification to the Ministry of External affairs, GOI (Depository of the Framework Agreement of ISA), as per Article XIII of the Framework Agreement of the ISA.

Greece has submitted the Instrument of Ratification to the Ministry of External affairs, GOI (Depository of the Framework Agreement of ISA), as per Article XIII of the Framework Agreement of the ISA.

Antigua and Barbuda has submitted the Instrument of Ratification to the Ministry of External affairs, GOI (Depository of the Framework Agreement of ISA), as per Article XIII of the Framework Agreement of the ISA.

The Republic of Tunisia has submitted the Instrument of Ratification to the Ministry of External affairs, GOI (Depository of the Framework Agreement of ISA), as per Article XIII of the Framework Agreement of the ISA.

Berlin: ISA delegation discussed synergies and forward steps to expedite solar implementation with Cuban delegation at Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2022.

Berlin: Dr. Ajay Mathur met H.E. Liván Nicolás Arronte Cruz, Minister of Energy & Mines, Republic of Cuba during the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2022. The leaders discussed about strengthening & scaling up efforts for solar deployment in LAC region.

Berlin: Dr. Ajay Mathur met H.E Ms. Jennifer Morgan, State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action, German Foreign Office to discuss way forward for reaching out to various actors & to work together for making solar as preferred choice of Energy.

London: Dr. Ajay Mathur met Ms. Kate Hughes, Director for International Climate Change, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to discuss about scaling solar efforts across countries & strengthening the partnership between ISA & BEIS.

London: Dr. Ajay Mathur met Simon Harford, CEO, Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) to discuss about strengthening ISA GEAPP partnership.

New Delhi: Dr. Ajay Mathur met Deputy Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change (UNFCCC), Mr. Ovais Sarmad and discussed potential areas for collaboration, including mechanisms for dissemination of technical info, identification of projects in LDC & SIDS & the blended finance facility to operationalize commitments.

New Delhi: Dr. Ajay Mathur met Mr. Erik Solheim & Green Hydrogen Organisation - GH2 at ISA Camp Office in New Delhi, to discuss the way forward on SolarH2.

Benin: ISA signs MOU with West African Power Pool (WAPP) to facilitate development of Utility-Scale Solar Parks/Projects in Western Africa Region

Ethiopia: ISA & NTPC officials surveyed 6 sites near Addis Ababa for 450MW Solar Park project. ISA is providing programmatic support to Ethiopia under solar park program.

ISA conducted 7th batch of Online Bankers Training Program exclusively for El Salvador under ISA’s Banking Solar Initiative. 35 bankers from El Salvador participated in the training.

New Delhi: Dr. Ajay Mathur, DG, ISA met with H.E. Mr. Juan Angulo Monsalve, Ambassador of Chile in India, and discussed the future roadmap for scaling up solar in Chile.

Uganda: H.E. Eng. Okaasai Opolot, Hon'ble Minister of State for Energy, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development addressed the 'Stakeholders Workshop for ISA Technical Mission' to Uganda.

Uganda: Eng. Cecilia Menya, Acting Director, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development presented remarks during the 'Stakeholders Workshop for ISA Technical Mission' to Uganda.

Uganda: ISA officials met UNDP Uganda representatives to discuss Solar Pump deployment under IBSA Fund during ISA Technical country mission to Uganda.

Togo: ISA delegation met DG Togolese Agency for Rural Electrification & Renewable Energy to discuss the way forward on 35 MW Solar Park project at Dapong in Togo.

Uganda: ISA officials met with Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA). USEA is a non-profit association of private solar companies actively working towards facilitating growth & development of solar energy business in Uganda & East Africa.

Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, ISA met with H.E. Ugo Astuto, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union in New Delhi, today to discuss further actions on the EU- ISA cooperation for scaling up Solar Energy.

ISA & NEDO organized Japan-India Webinar on “Operational Use of Solar Mini-Grid Business Model in Uttar Pradesh, India on 15 March 2022. In Focus: Case study on Minigrids facilitated by ISA & NEDO.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: ISA and IWMI India officials met with Ambassador Asfaw Dingamo, State Minister for Water and Energy, Federal Republic of Ethiopia to discuss the way forward for Scaling Solar Water Pump & Solar Park in Ethiopia.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: ISA PPIC team led by Mr. Amit Kaushik, Chief of Unit met with officials of Ministry of Water and Energy of Ethiopia and deliberated on bottlenecks and challenges of Solar Mini Grid in Ethiopia.

Kampala, Uganda: Technical Country Mission to Uganda from 16-20 March 2022 to expedite bankable Solar Water Pump and Solar Park projects under ISA Programme 01 and 06.

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis has submitted the Instrument of Ratification to the Ministry of External Affairs, GOI (Depository of the Framework Agreement of ISA), as per Article XIII of the Framework Agreement of the ISA.

ISA calls for nominations for Online Bankers Training Program under ISA's Banking Solar Initiative starting from 21-25 March 2022 exclusively for Bankers of Republic of El Salvador.

DG, ISA, Dr. Ajay Mathur with H.E. Margaret Lucy Kyogire, Deputy Head of Mission, at Uganda High Commission inaugurated the Women Bankers Training Program exclusively for women bankers of ISA Member Countries on 8th March 2022 to encourage gender equity in solar energy ecosystem.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Chief of Unit, Project & Programme Implementation Cluster, ISA Mr. Amit Kaushik with Hon'ble State Minister of Energy Sector, Ministry of Water & Energy, FDRE, H.E Dr. Sultan Wali during Stakeholders workshop.

ISA delegation led by Mr Amit Kaushik, Chief of Unit for PPIC, ISA is on a Technical Country Mission to Ethiopia from 13 – 18 March 2022 to facilitate development of bankable projects on Solar Water Pumping and Solar Parks under ISA Prog No.1 and 6.

Regional Committee Meeting (Africa Region): ISA delegation met with HE Ms. Santibai Hanoomanjee, High Commissioner of Mauritius in New Delhi to discuss the possibility of conducting Regional Committee Meeting for Africa Region in Mauritius in June 2022.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: H.E. Dr. Sultan Wali, Hon’ble State Minister, Water & Energy, FDRE addressed the 'Stakeholders Workshop for ISA Technical Mission' to Ethiopia.

Technical Country Mission to Ethiopia: ISA delegation briefed Ambassador of Ethiopia in India HE Tizita Mulugeta in New Delhi about ISA’s Mission on Program 01- SSAU & 06- Solar Park from 13 to 18 March 2022.

To mark the International Women’s Day, ISA launched Bankers Training Program Exclusively for Women Bankers from Member countries. 125 candidates from 17 countries are participating in this programme.

ISA-NTPC convened a meeting with Ambassadors and High Commissioners of 13 ISA Member Countries interested in ISA programme on Solar Parks and deliberated upon the progress of development of large-scale solar power projects in Member Countries.

New Delhi, 24 Dec 2022: H.E. Dr. Ajay Mathur, DG, ISA met with H.E. Sarah Storey, Australia's Deputy High Commissioner to India to discuss ISA- Australia Cooperation to accelerate Energy Transition.

Dr. Ajay Mathur, DG, ISA addressed the Ministerial Session of the ASEAN-India High Level Conference on Renewable Energy on 7-8 Feb 2022.

Dr. Megha Pushpendra, Lead Strategic Communication, ISA shared her views on inclusive energy transition during Government of India's event on “Women in RE - Call for Action" on 17 Feb 2022 as a part of New Frontiers - A programme on Renewable Energy.

ISA & MNRE organised a webinar on ‘Role of ISA in Facilitating Energy Transition’ on 17 Feb 2022 as a part of Government of India’s event on New Frontiers - A Program on Renewable Energy.

ISA signs the letter of cooperation with Africa Infrastructure Development Association (AfiDA). AfiDA & ISA will work towards mobilizing climate finance for solar energy programmes in ISA Member countries of Africa Region.

Syrian Arab Republic becomes the 103rd country to join the ISA by signing the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance.

Project & Programme Implementation Cluster kicked off discussion with member countries on implementation of pilot projects which will be funded by IBSA facility.

H.E. Salvador Mansell, Hon'ble Minister of Energy and Mines, Govt. of Nicaragua & H.E. Upendra Singh Rawat, Ambassador of India to Nicaragua discussed steps for building strategy for Scaling up Solar in Nicaragua during a meeting with ISA Projects & Programme Implementation cluster led by Mr. Amit Kaushik.

Director General ISA Dr. Ajay Mathur met Deputy Secretary U.S Department of Energy (DOE), David Turk and Assistant Secretary for International affairs at U.S Department of Energy (DOE) Andrew Light during his recent visit to the U.S.

The ISA calls for nominations for Bankers Training Program (5th Batch, 2nd Phase) under ISA’s Banking Solar Initiative, starting from 14 -18 February 2022 for Member countries from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region

ISA Webinar Series 2022: Webinar on 'Institutionalisation of Backward & Forward Linkages of Solar Irrigation' was organised in collaboration with International Water Management Institute ( IWMI) on 27 Jan 2022. Participants from 71 countries joined the Webinar

New York, 25 Jan 2022: Director General ISA Dr Ajay Mathur met with UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres at UN Secretariat to discuss collaborative efforts for achieving SDGs & expedite climate action

New York, 24 Jan 2022: Director General ISA Dr Ajay Mathur met Mr Achim Steiner, Administrator- United Nations Development Programmme to discuss UNDP & ISA partnership towards Solar for Net Zero.

4th batch of Bankers Training Programme for Asia Pacific Region inaugurated by H.E Sundramurthi HC of India for PNG and Solomon Islands along with Shri Amit Kaushik CoU, P&PIC, ISA.

The ISA calls for nominations for Bankers Training Program (4th Batch, 2nd Phase) under ISA’s Banking Solar Initiative, starting from 17 -21 January 2022 for Member countries from Asia Pacific Region. For more information contact: amarjit.soran@isolaralliance.org

The Antigua and Barbuda becomes the 102nd country to join the ISA by signing the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance

ISA on Retreat at TERI Campus on 13-14 Dec

EU Delegation Visits ISA Secretariat

The 3rd Batch of Second Phase of Online Bankers Training Programme was recently held for LAC Region