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. 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.
Its on this background that 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.
The Africa Energy Investment Summit 2016 will be held in Washington DC, USA. The event will be held on 10th – 12th April, 2016 with a Pre-Conference Reception on the 10th April, 2016.
The summit will be held a couple of days before the start of the World Bank Group / IMF Spring Meetings were C-Level executives are present each year. At the heart of the gathering will be meetings of the joint Development Committee and the IMF’s International Monetary and Financial Committee, which will discuss progress on the work of the World Bank Group and the IMF.
The 2016 Africa Energy Investment Summit will play a key role in shaping many professional development goals as well as taking stock of what the continent is doing about the energy deficit in sub Saharan Africa in a manner that looks forward rather than backward and that provides some beacons of direction for the energy sector in Africa to play a major role.
The summit also hopes to look at regional regulatory frameworks, investment climate for the energy sector, finance & investment, regional cooperation, etc. and have new dialogue on new initiatives that are already proving to become game changing in energy and we plan to devote time at the summit to events that will assist you in working effectively within the new regulatory regime, while exploring emerging themes in the energy sector.