Powering Partnerships: Unlocking Africa's Energy Future through U.S.-Africa Collaboration (By-Invitation-Only)
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This roundtable session brings together key players from the US and African energy sectors to unlock the continent's immense potential for clean energy. Through collaborative brainstorming and open dialogue, participants will identify solutions to accelerate Africa's transition towards a sustainable energy future. High-level government officials, energy decision-makers, private sector leaders, and civil society representatives will delve into critical topics. These include identifying and harnessing Africa's abundant renewable resources (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal) for sustainable power generation. Additionally, discussions will focus on building resilient energy systems through grid modernization, mini-grid development, and energy storage solutions to ensure reliable and accessible electricity across the continent. 

A central theme will be mobilizing investment and collaboration. Participants will explore innovative financing mechanisms, public-private partnerships, and knowledge-sharing initiatives to bridge the funding gap and expedite project implementation. Importantly, the roundtable will emphasize empowering communities and fostering local ownership. Discussions will center on community engagement, capacity building, and inclusive energy governance models for sustainable development. Real-world examples of successful US-Africa collaborations in renewable energy projects will be showcased, highlighting valuable lessons learned and replicable models. 

By the end of the roundtable, all stakeholders will have a roadmap for action. Government officials will gain insights into innovative financing and secure potential partnerships with US entities. Decision-makers will identify actionable solutions to address energy challenges and forge connections with potential investors and technology providers. Energy companies and investors will discover promising investment opportunities, connect with collaborators, and gain insights into the evolving regulatory landscape. Finally, opportunities for collaboration will be identified. This roundtable session has the potential to be a significant catalyst for Africa's clean energy future. 

Location Name
Full Address
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas - D HALL
650 S Griffin St.
Dallas, TX 75202
United States
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