Off-grid renewable energy will play a crucial role in achieving universal access to electricity. IRENA, through the International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC), provides a global platform to share lessons learnt and best practices towards scaling-up off-grid renewable energy deployment.

IRENA co-organised the first IOREC in November 2012 in Accra, Ghana. The conference brought together over 350 participants, including representatives from rural electrification agencies and ministries in charge of renewable energy from over 30 countries. More on the conference is available on IOREC.

IRENA published the report- ‘IOREC 2012: Key Findings and Recommendations’, which is based on the roundtable discussions that took place during the conference.