AFRICA: meeting place for energy & sustainable development on 22 September in Abidjan

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AFRICA: meeting place for energy & sustainable development on 22 September in Abidjan

After its first edition in 2021, the Energy and Sustainable Development Exhibition returns to Abidjan in Ivory Coast on 22 September 2023 with the aim of assessing the state of the energy transition in Africa.

What energy transition policies should be adopted in Africa to boost economies and improve people’s living conditions? This is the theme of the second Energy and Sustainable Development Exhibition, to be held in Abidjan on 22 and 23 September 2023. The event, organised in the economic capital of Ivory Coast, will bring together representatives of governments and international organisations, researchers and economic operators from across Africa.

Several topics will be on the agenda, including the future of hydrocarbons, decarbonisation of the mining industries, the role of digital technology in energy efficiency and rural electrification. Among the companies expected to take part are the Compagnie ivoirienne d’électricité (CIE), Électricité de France (EDF), the American consultancy Dalberg, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Agence d’électrification rurale du Mali (AER).

The exhibition, organised by the Ivorian association Light On, is supported by the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). It will also see the participation of the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) and the German Agency for International Development Cooperation (GIZ) via its Water and Energy for Food (WE4Food) initiative.

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In fact, a study shows that the energy and food crises are linked insofar as the industrial food system “is more dependent on fossil fuels as a source of energy than other sectors”. Against this backdrop, the panellists at the Abidjan show will once again be looking at new ways of encouraging investment in renewable energies between now and 2030.

For more information on the event, click here.

Benoit-Ivan Wansi

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