Africa power and renewables strategy


08h30 to 09h00 Registration & coffee – The Benjamin Franklin Room

09h00 to 10h45 – The Great Room

Africa power and renewables strategy

The meeting kicks off with a strategic overview and critical analysis of continental electricity supply industry trends, project pipelines and demand growth projections.

In a moderated debate – held, like the rest of the conference under the Chatham House Rule to ensure the most frank conversation possible – leading figures from the industry, finance and from among policy-makers will discuss questions including:

  • What mechanisms should be developed/built upon to integrate private sector thinking more effectively into public policy?
  • How can governments integrate off-grid solutions into national planning? Indeed, should they?
  • A lot of focus is being given to ‘transformative’ and ‘disruptive’ trends that could transform poorly performing energy economies into dynamic, consumer-driven success stories. Is this really the narrative through which to understand current trends on the continent?

10h45 Coffee