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Date: Wednesday 29th November
Location: The Library, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London W1J 0BA
Renewable energy and access to electricity is critical for development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Currently, over 600 million people on the continent have no access to energy, with average electricity grid access a mere 20%. In addition, a mere seven countries on the continent have electrification rates exceeding 50%.
Sub-Saharan Africa has access to a wealth of primary renewable energy supplies, with the potential to source an additional 10 terawatts of solar energy, 1,300 gigawatts of wind power, and 1 gigawatt of geothermal potential. Accelerating investment in renewable energy can help Africa achieve much-needed structural economic transformation and poverty reduction.
HE Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Minister of Renewable Energy and Electricity, Ministry of Renewable Energy and Electricity, Egypt
Ms Sarah Butler-Sloss, Founder and Director, Ashden, and Founder, Ashden Awards
Engineer Ibrahim Samak, General Manager, Engotec
Prof. Hesham El-Askary, Professor of Remote Sensing & Earth System Science, Chapman University
Ms Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala, Chief Executive Officer, Bakulu Power
Ms Jasandra Nyker, Chief Executive Officer, Biotherm
Prof. AbuBakr Bahaj, Head, Sustainable Energy Research Group, University of Southampton
Ms Ana Hajduka, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Africa Greenco
Mr. Mansoor Hamayun, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, BBOXX
Mr. Alex Katon, Executive Director, InfraCo Africa
Mr. Wadé Owojori, Programme Manager M4D Utilities, GSMA
Dr. Alex Money, Programme Director, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford
Take part in cutting-edge discussions on the challenges and opportunities affecting access to electricity in Africa
Learn from the individuals, research groups, academic institutions and businesses creating scientific and technological advancements that will define the future of renewable energy on the continent
Connect with business leaders, renewable energy experts, academics, policymakers, civil society and NGO representatives
Register here to attend the event, and take a look at our event brochure for more information. We will also broadcast the event via Facebook Live.