The Cotonou Bel'Harmonie Lions Club and IED together to support the poorest in Benin

Deeply attached to the cause of human values and their respect, IED accompanies and supports the projects carried out by its employees, projects in which they are personally involved, whether at the headquarters in France or abroad.

Each year, several actions are supported and encouraged by IED.

In 2022, among the various actions carried out by its collaborators, IED supported the Lions Club Cotonou Bel'Harmonie of which Marcel DOSSOU KOHI, IED collaborator in Benin, became the president in june 2022.


Supported by its volunteer members and contributions in the form of donations, the Lions Club Bel'Harmonie of Cotonou has been acting for a decade in Benin to provide assistance to disadvantaged populations and in particular in :

  • the fight against malaria,
  • the preservation of sight including screening for eye diseases, free medical treatment and donations of optical glasses,
  • the fight against childhood cancer and against diabetes and hunger,

Without forgetting attaching respect and preservation of the environment cause.


The Cotonou Lions Club team met in October as IED President was present in Cotonou, to express its thanks to IED’s support. As stated in the  speech of  Mr. Marcel DOSSOU KOHI, President of the Lions Club Bel'Harmonie, when he took office on June 31, 2022: "great things can be accomplished through strong team spirit and benevolent communication".

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A session of HV/LV networks training (via GISELEC) provided by IED

As part of its activities and expertise, IED has been sought by:

  • SONELEC (National Electricity Company of the Comoros)
  • EDG (Electricity of Guinea)
  • CI Énergies (Côte d'Ivoire Énergies)
  • IRAF (Engineering and Achievements AFricaines) Guinea

In order to train their staff to electrical and mechanical dimensioning of the HV and LV networks.


A three weeks training session running from September 14 to October 4, 2022 was provided by IED at the company's headquarters in Francheville in the Lyon region.

This training was structured according to the 3 following themes :

  • 1st Week : Village mapping from a Geographic Information System (MANIFOLD) and demand forecasting model
  • 2nd week: Electrical dimensioning of HV and LV networks
  • 3rd week: Mechanical dimensioning of HV and LV networks

The different themes were addressed through theoretical presentations and practical manual exercises. Subsequently, the trainees were able to apply the elements and engage in theoretical exercises on the MV/LV GISELEC network sizing software, developed and marketed by IED.

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WAPP Power System Mapping, a collaboration between IED and the World Bank

Commissionned by the World Bank, IED maps ECOWAS electricity systems in 2022 within GIS web application.

In total, it is more than 200 installed power plants representing nearly 27 GW, 580 source stations and 1000 stransmission lines which have been georeferenced. A part of the MV distribution networks has also been integrated into the platform.

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This dynamic online tool aims to facilitate access to information from the World Bank in order to establish regional investment programs in production and transport infrastructure.

National indicators also make it possible to monitor the evolution of renewable energies in the regional mix and thus, the energy transition by country.

IED Consult is “investing in sustainable energy statistics in Africa” alongside the African Energy Commission and national governments!


Addis Ababa, 12-14 September 2022

In September, IED Consult had the honor of facilitating an international workshop hosted by the African Energy Commission (AFREC) in Addis Ababa on the theme “Investing in Sustainable Energy Statistics in Africa” The workshop was held in the framework of a major AFREC support program designed to reinforce or establish national energy information systems and improve the quality and coverage of energy statistics in African Union (AU) member states.


AFREC launched the pilot phase of the program in January 2022 for a cohort of countries (Algeria, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe), and will extend the support to additional member states in 2023. As the implementation partner for the program, IED Consult has worked with the commission and national stakeholders over the past ten months to perform a detailed multi-criteria assessment of national energy statistics programs and develop an Energy Statistics Diagnostic and Action Plan for each participating country. IED Consult’s experts were also responsible for designing and delivering six online training modules targeting key skills gaps identified in the diagnostics.

The workshop gathered energy statisticians and data management experts from the participating countries, observers from other member states, and representatives from AFREC, with the objective to discuss the Diagnostic and Action Plan reports and exchange on implementation requirements, common themes, and challenges. In addition to a dedicated session on each country’s Diagnostic and Action Plan, the agenda also included thematic panel discussions and collective problem-solving sessions on topics including:

  • Primary data collection for bio-energy and energy end uses using surveys
  • Designing and financing an Energy Information System project
  • Dissemination of energy statistics and stakeholder engagement
  • Training and support requirements for building sustainable statistics programs
  • Developing and animating a community of practice for African energy statisticians

The workshop resulted in the technical validation of all ten Diagnostic and Action Plan reports and recommendations for national governments, AFREC and other regional and international partners to support implementation of the action plans. The reports and recommendations will be presented for adoption at the Second Ministerial Meeting on Sustainable Energy Statistics and Data Management in Africa on October 24th, 2022.


The launch of the Sunref program in Côte d'Ivoire on 07 July 2022 in the Ivorian press headlines

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Signed on February 2, 2021 between CGECI and AFD, SUNREF Côte d'Ivoire is a loan scheme to finance Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy projects led by private sector actors in Côte d'Ivoire.

The SUNREF program implemented over a period of 3 years, is financed by the European Union up to 2.5 million euros or 1,625 billion FCFA, to fulfill the needs of green finance to enable Côte d'Ivoire to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% and to increase to 45% the share of renewable energies in the Ivorian energy mix in compliance to the Paris Agreements on the climate.

Officially inaugurated on July 7, 2022 in Abidjan, the SUNREF program, green finance label, aims while financing investments in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, to create jobs and promote economic growth.

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CGECI is the Prime Contractor of technical assistance, IED and GINGER-BURGEAP were recruited following a tendering process to support CGECI in the coordination and animation of the Technical Assistance of the SUNREF program.  

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