14th Annual Energy Africa Conference

Unlocking Africa's Energy Investments' Potential

Providing Accessible, Affordable, Sustainable, Clean, and Resilient Energy Solutions to Catalyze Economic Development and Improve the Standard of Living in African Urban and Rural Communities.

November 11 -12, 2021

Virtual Conference


17:00hr Kigali/Lusaka and Johannesburg time


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Africa has the lowest access to electricity in the world. Yet, it has some of the fastest-growing economies, the youngest and growing customer base, the highest migration from rural to urban centers, the fastest-growing middle-class with increasing demand for electronic devices and appliances, precipitating a significant need for more electricity supply.  In Sub-Saharan Africa,  electricity access stands at 26%, with the rural access rate at only 8%, and 85% of the population relying on biomass for energy.  The high reliance on biomass for energy causes deforestation and an adverse impacton 

Even more significant, the electricity for power generation is staggering. For example, solar and wind can generate over 10 Terra Watts and 15 Giga Watts, respectively, not to mention Geothermal and hydroelectric power.  A significant contributor to Africa's untapped energy resources is the gap between global investors and energy project developers. Investors worldwide face substantial difficulties accessing credible energy projects in Africa. In contrast, the energy project developers in Africa do not know how to connect with these investors, causing a massive gap in the investment flow.




This year's conference under the theme "Unlocking Africa's Energy Investments' Potential" seeks to bridge this gap by focusing on how sponsors/project developers can develop fundable projects and attract investors to the African energy sectors. 

  • Investors

  • Technology solution providers

  • Energy Project Developers

  • EPCs

  • Family Offices

  • Venture Capitalists

  • Angel Investors

  • Hedge Funds

  • Philanthropists

  • Green investors

  • Impact Investors

  • Equity Investors

  • Municipalities and Cities 

  • Utilities

  • Financial Institutions

  • Consultants and Management Companies

  • Technology solution providers

  • Anybody interested in smart cities


​This conference will connect you to the business opportunities and latest developments in the African Energy space. You will: 

  • Tap into a captive audience from all over the world, presenting investment and business expansion opportunities.

  • Take a glimpse into new technologies in the energy fields from the United States and other countries for potential investments and partnerships.

  • Connect to actual business projects in Africa.

  • Talk directly to decision-makers.​


As an investor, the conference will expose you to many business opportunities.  Be sure to liaise with the Energy Africa Conference.

As a project developer, you will be exposed to investors and know what it takes to obtain funding from various debt and equity investors and what is needed to get financing from specific organizations/firms successfully.  .  

Suppose you are interested in learning or retooling your PV Systems and Energy Storage Fundaments. In that case, we have a 90 minute  pre-conference training program on the 10th of November from the best in the business.


This conference is unique because you are networking, sharing best practices, ideas, technologies, and knowledge, and have the opportunity to be connected to real projects in Africa identified by the conference community.


About Us

The Global Commerce Forum is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities and exchanging knowledge and ideas about global commerce and the environment.

​This group of dedicated and forward-thinking business executives, government and non-governmental officials, academicians, investors, students, and policymakers from different fields and countries worldwide leverages the inherent synergy to improve trade, alleviate poverty, and recast the standard of living of the under-served populations.

​The Global Commerce Forum produces the Energy Africa Conference annually aimed at accomplishing triple objectives.​

  1. To provide a platform for high-level decision-makers from academia, business, governments, and civil society to dialog and exchange best practices and ideas and technologies to help Africa develop clean, affordable, resilient, and sustainable energy systems to facilitate economic development and energy access.    

  2. Connecting firms from all over the world to business opportunities in the African energy sector.

  3. Engaging students and provide a ready workforce for companies wishing to participate or already involved in the African energy space but seeking well-trained human resources.

Marketing Committee              Advisory Board


2021 Speakers



Jim and Mary Donovan

Anderson College of Business and Computing Regis University


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