Engineering Africa’s energy transition: innovations, challenges and sustainable solutions (CEET)
Africa stands at the threshold of an energy revolution, where engineering solutions hold the key to addressing pressing challenges and unlocking new opportunities. With over 2.3 billion people in developing nations relying on traditional fuels, the need for clean and sustainable energy solutions is paramount.
Our session, titled “Engineering Africa’s Energy Transition,” aims to delve into the heart of this transformation, exploring the engineering innovations, challenges, and sustainable solutions that can reshape Africa’s energy landscape. We believe that by focusing on engineering aspects, we can create a solid foundation for achieving clean energy goals in the continent.
Welcome remarks by Ciyong Zou, Deputy to the Director General and the Managing Director of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development, UNIDO (TBC)
Moderator: Radia Sedaoui, Chief, Energy Section, Sustainable Development Policies Division, UNESCWA
Norah Magero, Founder and CEO, Drop Access and Member of the UN Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition
Semida Silveira, Professor, Cornell University and Member of the UN Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition
Peter George, Partner and Co-Investment Director, Spark+ Africa Fund
Renato Ciminelli, President, Instituto Quadrilátero and Member of the UN Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition
Wrap up by Ana Maria Camelo Vega, Senior Economics and Finance Researcher, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment