Leaders confirmed for Africa Energy Forum

 Ministers officially open the 2015 ForumTINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MORE than 130 speakers have confirmed to attend the 18th annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) set for London, United Kingdom  to discuss opportunities for investment into the power sector.

Recent decision-makers confirmed include John Abdulai Jinapor (Acting Minister of Power, Ghana), Spéro Mensah (Minister of Energy, Petroleum and Mining Research, Water and Renewable Energy Development, Bénin), Mamadou Frankaly Keita (Minister of Energy and Water, Mali).

Others are Nick Hurd, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, Government of the United Kingdom, Emeldah Chola, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Water Development, Zambia and Karén Breytenbach, Head of IPP Projects, South Africa.

The agenda includes government keynote addresses, targeted industry seminars and plenary sessions.

An exhibition of 80 solution providers enables attendees to network throughout the three days of the conference.

New for 2016, North and East Africa regional panel discussions will bring  tog ther 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.

Sponsor of the Forum Access Power will host the ACF competition for local clean power entrepreneurs in Africa, allowing developers to pitch their projects to a panel of specialists for the opportunity to win US$7 million in prize funding.

Organisers, EnergyNe,t will host a ‘Festival of Energy’ evening concert on the evening of  June 23 to bring together high profile bands in the UK with African musicians from across the continent. The Festival will highlight the role of commercial trade in delivering energy access to millions living beyond the grid. –

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