First All-African Energy Week - Energy Infrastructure and Services in the Context of Climate Challenges
While hydropower remains the main developed renewable energy resource in the world, solar energy is becoming more and more competitive in the short-term, said Pétronille Hazoumé, from Helios Energie (France). She made the statement during discussions at a five-day All-Africa Energy Week conference, taking place from 1-5 November 2010 in Maputo, Mozambique.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), in cooperation with the African Union Commission (AUC), and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), is hosting the First All-Africa Energy Week (AAWE) from 1-5 November 2010 in Maputo, Mozambique.
The AAWE takes place on the theme: “Energy Infrastructure and Services in the Context of Climate Challenges”.
The overall objectives of the AAEW are to achieve more efficient, coherent and coordinated actions towards increasing energy access and developing the energy sector in Africa; and to accelerate progress through dialogue and partnerships in scaling up investments in the African energy sector.
The All-Africa Energy Week is organised jointly with the Pan African Investment Forum and the AU Conference of African Energy Ministers.
It comprises plenary and break-out sessions, parallel and side events and a ministerial round-table. An exhibition of clean energy technologies and services for poverty reduction and sustainable development is organized. Plenary sessions will involve executive keynote addresses and invited experts’ presentations.
Target beneficiaries are energy-sector policy-makers in Africa, energy development partners, national and sub-regional energy development actors, energy investors, private sector, energy experts in R&D, and energy stakeholders.
The AAEW will be a recurrent event that would provide a mechanism for monitoring progress achieved in the sector. The AAEW will feature executive business-like and strategic dialogue and knowledge sharing on African energy development issues.