Press release

Ambassador Moumou Accredited as Permanent Representative to IRENA

March 29, 2024

Seychelles Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Ambassador Gervais Moumou, presented his credentials to the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Mr. Francesco La Camera, on Friday 29 March 2024, accrediting him as Seychelles Permanent Representative to IRENA.

During their meeting, the Director-General congratulated Ambassador Moumou on his accreditation and for being the first Seychelles Permanent Representative to IRENA. He expressed his eagerness to continue the good working relationship with Seychelles.

Ambassador Moumou, on his part, expressed Seychelles’ appreciation for the remarkable work that IRENA has been doing since its inception in 2009 and the significant progress it has achieved under the leadership of the Director-General. He took the opportunity to congratulate the Director-General on his reappointment at the helm of IRENA, attributing it to his hard work and dedication to the renewable energy cause.

Ambassador Moumou and the Director-General also discussed Seychelles’ participation in two upcoming significant events: the 14th Session of the IRENA Assembly, scheduled to take place on 16 April 2024, in Abu Dhabi, and the 4th International Conference for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), set to be held from 27 to 30 May 2024 in Antigua and Barbuda.

The discussions also covered strategies for enhancing cooperation by collaborating to achieve climate goals through the energy transition, as well as project facilitation services, including IRENA’s support for accessing finance for renewable energy initiatives.

Seychelles became a member of IRENA on 2 June 2011. Since then, the country has greatly benefited from IRENA’s support, including capacity building such as workshops, project facilitation such as the “Ile de Romainville” photovoltaic (PV) power plant, knowledge sharing, and technical assistance, among other forms of support.

As Seychelles’ Permanent Representative to IRENA, Ambassador Moumou expressed his enthusiasm to work closely with the Director-General and his team to strengthen the partnership and enhance collaboration ensuring that Seychelles achieves its renewable energy goals.