03 April 2018 - 05 April 2018
Amman, Jordan


IIASA presents the results of multi-criteria decision analysis project on a number of electricity generation technologies at the 6th Global Conference on Renewables and Energy Efficiency for Desert Regions (GCREEDR), which took place in Amman, Jordan.

© Antonio Garcia | public domain

© Antonio Garcia | public domain

The results were developed in frames of the Middle East North Africa Sustainable Electricity Trajectories (MENA-SELECT) project, which was supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany. The aim of the project is to identify socio-economic impacts, risks and opportunities as well as potential for conflict of different electricity scenarios and power production technologies in several countries within the MENA region by employing a participatory approach with stakeholders from Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia.

Dr. Nadejda Komendantova was an invited speaker at the conference to provide a talk about participatory governance of energy transition in Jordan. The talk included results on preferences of different stakeholders groups on a variety of electricity generation technologies. Each technology was evaluated according to the set of environmental, social, economic and political criteria.

Among the honorable speakers of the conference were Prince Hamzah Bin Al Hussein, Prof. Martin Kaltschmitt, director of the Institute for Environmental Technology and Energy Industry and Mr. Walid Shahin, Director of the National Energy Research Center of Jordan.

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