North Africa Focus


11h00 to 12h30 – The Tavern Room

North Africa Focus

Renewables and gas-fired projects have been promoted in very different ways across the region (as shown in African Energy Live Data analysis). This session will discuss the financial, industrial and political trends driving investment – and in some cases blocking it. Issues will include:

  • climate finance and an RE-focused strategy. What Morocco’s experience can teach the region;
  • a gas giant and renewables ambitions in Egypt;
  • Algeria’s promise of a more proactive Sonatrach and RE expansion;
  • multilateral, bilateral and commercial financing options;
  • seven years after the Arab Spring, mixed fortunes for Tunisia and Libya.

12h30 Lunch