29 September 2020. Access to sustainable energy – a critical component for a green recovery in Africa. Speaker: Stefano Signore – Head of Unit for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change of DG DEVCO
To achieve universal electricity access in Africa by 2030, it is estimated that an annual investment of about USD 29 billion in electricity infrastructure is required, both for on-grid and off-grid access, while an annual investment of about USD 2 billion in clean cooking solutions is required. These required funds cannot come from the public sector alone, but rather require access to private, institutional and household finance. However, to do so will require new partnerships and collaboration.
Governments across Africa are taking unprecedented steps to respond to the immediate health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Today’s decisions will impact tomorrow’s ability to recover better over the long term and countries that take advantage of this moment to re-think their energy supplies will develop a competitive advantage.
ICLEI Africa and CoM SSA organised a webinar with experts and city leaders to discuss ways in which governments and the private sector can work together to ensure a green and sustainable recovery in the energy sector during and after this pandemic.
- Stefano Signore – Head of Unit for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change of DG DEVCO
- Mr. Biyini Effila GABRIEL – Mayor of Yaounde IV District Municipality, Cameroon
- Vincent de Paul Kayanja – Mayor, Entebbe Municipal Council, Uganda
- Eng. Benson Mlambo Mwakina – Director of Renewable Energy Ministry of Energy, Kenya