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
17:00hr Kigali/Lusaka and Johannesburg time
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Africa has the lowest access to electricity access in the world. Yet, it has some of the fastest-growing economies, the youngest and growing customer base, 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 electricity supplySub-Saharan Africa electricity access stands at 26%, with the rural access rate is only 8%, with 85% of the population relying on biomass for energy.
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 the global investors and energy project developers in Africa. 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. Under the theme "Unlocking Africa's Energy Investments' Potential," the Energy Africa Conference seeks to bridge this gap.
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.
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.
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.
Connecting firms from all over the world to business opportunities in the African energy sector.
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.
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