The theme for 2016 edition of the Africa Energy Investment Summit is “Unleashing Africa’s potential through energy sector investment.”
The African continent has enormous potential, not only to ensure a better livelihood for its people, but also to be a major player in global markets. Increasing access to modern forms of energy is crucial to unlocking faster economic and social development in sub Saharan Africa, according to the International Energy Agency. Investment in the energy sector could unleash an extra decade of growth.
The Energy Sector forms a significant portion of the economies of all African countries, and as a sector it can therefore bring about major continental development priorities, such as economic growth, boosting of further infrastructure development and investments, rapid industrialization and economic diversification, sustainable resource and environmental management, and creating jobs, human security, and shared prosperity. The Energy Sector can also provide opportunities to millions of the continent’s young people entering Africa’s labor markets every year.
The African Union, New Partnership for African Development, African governments and Multilateral organizations, have set Africa’s Energy Sector as one of the key pillars for Sub Saharan Africa’s prosperity.
At this conference, participants will get to hear from various policy makers, academics, government representatives, energy sector professionals, investors and investment bankers, and more on new initiatives in the whole energy sector, technology trends, investments opportunities, etc.
The Africa Energy Investment Summit will take place over three days with the first day of networking preceding the main event. It will include the classical sessions with presentations and discussions of projects that will be prepared in advance, but also three or four panel discussions on investment opportunities that sub Saharan Africa offers.
The opening ceremony offers the opportunity for world leaders to express their opinions on Africa energy requirements, driving the energy infrastructure development on the continent and other important topics of the energy sector.
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