Energy & Utilities Africa Digital Event 16 – 17 November 2020
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Under the patronage of minister of electricity and renewable enregy, Dr Mohamed shaker el marakbi

Creating connections across Africa to power the region

Energy & Utilities Africa Digital Event will unite key stakeholders and industry pioneers from various industry verticals to discover the ever-evolving African energy ecosystem. Everything from investment opportunities to infrastructural challenges will be discussed and debated.

This two-day interactive virtual event will cater to a targeted audience including, government bodies and Utilities manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors. Taking place from 16-17 November 2020, Energy & Utilities Africa Digital Event provides you access to decision makers looking to do business throughout Africa.

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Why Attend?


Interact with key stakeholders, global industry manufacturers, suppliers and distributors.

Industry updates

Join the discussion on industry regulations, developments, digitisation in Africa, and women in Energy.


Tune in and access the webinars from anywhere in the world.

Wallet friendly

No travel or hotel expenses burning a hole in your pocket. Just your virtual presence needed to join.

Attendee Profile

  • Government officials
  • Consultants
  • EPC and MEP contractors
  • Engineers
  • Developers
  • Procurement professionals
  • Wholesalers
  • Manufacturers
  • Suppliers
  • Industry experts

What is Grip matchmaking?

Grip is our business matchmaking programme, running in conjunction with #EUADE.

This AI-powered B2B matchmaking programme matches visitor interests to company products and services. The portal facilitates virtual networking opportunities and enables you to arrange online meetings.

What's on the Agenda?

11:00 - 12:00CAT
13:00 - 14:00GST

Regulatory Aspects of Renewable Energy in Africa – Government Initiatives, Developments and the Future Roadmap

  • How far have the governmental policies moved in terms of promoting Renewable Energy within the continent of Africa
  • Utilisation of underused renewable energy resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass
  • Are there enough developmental opportunities within the Renewable space within Africa?
  • How would hybrid power generation stations work in the region?
  • Are the governmental efforts enough to reach the Vision 2030 – Making Energy Accessible to All?

Moderator: Andrew Roscoe

Editor – Energy & Utilities

Informa Markets


Bah Saho

Acting Executive Director

ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)


Anita Otubu

Head – Programme Management Unit

Nigeria Electrification Project


Dr. Maged K. Mahmoud

Acting Executive Director and Technical Director, Lead RE Expert

Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)


Nicholas Mandu

Principal Renewable Energy Office

Ministry of Energy – Kenya

14:00 - 15:00CAT
16:00 - 17:00GST

Promoting the Integration of Women in Energy

  • Is the Energy sector providing enough opportunities to women in the region?
  • How successful women can provide relevant guidance on mentoring and supporting younger generation
  • Are talent acquisition leaders working hard enough in attracting talent?
  • Redefining how the future with gender diversity would look like

Moderator: Bertha Dlamini


African Women in Power and Electricity


Keleadile Seduke


Women in Energy - Botswana


Heba Al Farra


Women in Energy and Environment (WEE)


Sophia Kee

Senior Sustainability Consultant


11:00 - 12:00CAT
13:00 - 14:00GST

Smart Grid and Digitalisation in Africa

  • Choosing the best partner and latest technology to lead countries in this grid modernisation journey and overcoming factors hindering progress
  • Usage of Smart Metering as the solution to multiple energy challenges
  • Building distributed energy capabilities in order to maximise energy availability and usage
  • Developing energy storage solutions in areas of abundant generation
  • How investing in smart metering is paving the way for further injection into the T&D of infrastructure and generation

Moderator: Andrew Roscoe

Editor – Energy & Utilities

Informa Markets


Bas Kruimer

Director – Intelligent Networks and Communications



David Green

Senior Research Manager


14:00 - 15:00CAT
16:00 - 17:00GST

Accelerating development by providing financing solutions to the African utilities market

  • How are the governments working towards guiding the nations towards “Universal Energy Access to All” by 2030?
  • What can be done to minimize or eliminate barriers and major obstacles to attracting investors and funds in the region
  • Is scaling up private investment the response to all concerns?
  • Is Green Financing an option for the African Market?
  • Tools in Financing that could make investing into the region exciting and enticing

Moderator: Andrew Roscoe

Editor – Energy & Utilities

Informa Markets


Gabriel de Lastours

Associate Director – Energy

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)


Gareth Phillips

Manager – Climate and Environmental Finance Division

Africa Development Bank (AfDB)


Praveen Umredkar


Synergy Consulting

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