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International Solar Alliance (ISA) hosted its 5th regional meeting in Kigali, Rwanda today, August 31, 2023, supported by the Government of Rwanda, with 36 countries and Ministers of 15 countries participating.

What is ISA?

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an action-oriented, member-driven, collaborative platform for increased deployment of solar energy technologies as a means for bringing energy access, ensuring energy security, and driving energy transition in its member countries.

The ISA was conceived as a joint effort by India and France to mobilize efforts against climate change through deployment of solar energy solutions. It was conceptualized on the sidelines of COP21 to the UNFCCC held in Paris in 2015. With the amendment of its Framework Agreement in 2020, all member states of the United Nations are now eligible to join the ISA.

At present, 116 countries are signatories to the ISA Framework Agreement, of which 94 countries have submitted the necessary instruments of ratification to become full members of the ISA.

The Headquarters is in India with its Interim Secretariat being set up in Gurugram, Haryana.

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