Later in the year, Energy Ministers in Africa would be meeting to discuss investment opportunities in the continent. The meeting which is known as the annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF), the forum which is in its 18th edition will feature over 144 speakers across the continent, and also hold in June from 22nd to 24th in the prestigious Intercontinental O2, London, UK.
Last year’s edition of the Africa Energy Forum attracted a high patronage across the continent with over 50% interest and attendance from relevant stakeholders.
This year’s edition promises to build on the previous edition’s successes. The agenda for the 2016 meeting includes government keynote addresses, targeted industry seminars and plenary sessions, discussing topics such as how to accelerate renewable energy uptake, increase the bank-ability of projects, and encourage partnerships between the public and private sector. An exhibition of 80 solution providers enables attendees to network throughout the three days of the conference.
One of the innovations to be used for 2016 is that the North and East Africa regional panel discussions will bring together the regions’ governments to discuss how they can collaborate to support cross-border power developments and energy infrastructure. More specific country-focused sessions will also explore the investment landscapes in countries such as Mozambique, Nigeria and Ghana.