Closing Africa's Energy Gap

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Closing Africa's Energy Gap

Time: June 2, 2015 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Cape Town
Event Type: panel, discussion
Organized By: Business Fights Poverty and the Initiative for Global Development
Latest Activity: May 26, 2015

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Event Description

To coincide with the World Economic Forum on Africa Summit and the IGD Frontier 100 Forum, Business Fights Poverty and the Initiative for Global Development is hosting a lunchtime panel discussion (12.30 - 1.30)on June in Cape Town with:

  • Olukorede Adenowo, Managing Director, Regional Head of Financial Institutions for West and Central Africa, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Cheick-Oumar Sylla, CEO Africa & Solution Business, ContourGlobal
  • Tim McNeill, Private Sector Development Adviser,
    UK Department for International Development

Africa holds some of the most exciting markets for investment in the world.  However, access to energy is routinely cited by large and small businesses as the most significant barrier to their success. Unreliable or inaccessible power also impacts healthcare and education outcomes, which in turn have long-term implications for individuals and societies.

Join senior business representatives, investors and development professionals to discuss the mix of regulatory reforms, resource management and regional cooperation needed to close the energy gap in Africa and unlock the Continent’s potential.

The event marks the launch of a new report, New Africa 2015: Closing Africa’s Energy Gap, and is part of Planet Month, within your Business and SDGs programme.

A hot lunch buffet will be served from 12.30.

To apply for a place, please email Natasha Ncube.

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