Africa Oil Week (AOW) (https://Africa-OilWeek.com), the continent’s premium energy conference, will be held in Cape Town to bring together major energy stakeholders from October 3-7 in Cape Town under the theme: Sustainable growth in a low-carbon world.
Annually, Africa Oil Week attracts more than 2,000 C-Suite executives, more than 50 ministers and government leaders, and global energy leaders to drive deals and investments with the African oil, gas and energy sectors. Africa Oil Week will be held in its traditional format to advocate for the sustainable development of the African upstream sector. In 2022, the organizers of Africa Oil Week will also hold the summit’s sister event, the Green Energy Africa Summit (GEA Summit) at the same time at the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC).
The aligned conferences come as Africa increasingly focuses on the need for its nations to drive economic growth, improve service delivery and lift millions of citizens out of poverty.
“Taking place in the same city at the same time as Africa Oil Week and Africa Green Energy Summit will push their agendas for the prosperity of the continent. Africa Oil Week will continue to advocate and support the sustainable development of the continent’s hydrocarbon sector, while the Green Energy Africa Summit will facilitate deals, transactions and partnerships across the African energy sector to provide access to energy for all. Our goal is to bring together the right people to facilitate Africa’s future prosperity and economic improvement through the hydrocarbon sector at the Africa Oil Week and energy access for all at the Africa Green Energy Summit,” he says. Paul Sinclair, vice president of energy.
“Africa needs mixed energy solutions to meet demand and improve the livelihoods of millions of citizens. We anticipate that hydrocarbons, as well as renewable energy solutions, will be a force multiplier for the continent. Therefore, Africa Oil Week and Africa Green Energy Summit will be held together,” says Sinclair.
Hyve Group, the owners of Africa Oil Week, further highlighted their enthusiasm for holding the event under the auspices of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, the central government department headed by the Hon. Minister Gwede Mantashe. “It shows South Africa‘s commitment to being central to the long-term success of the African energy sector.”
Mntu Nduvane, former CEO of Total Namibia (now known as TotalEnergies Namibia) and Chairman of the Advisory Committee added: “He is forward thinking and seeks to address the real challenges facing African countries. This will be a valuable platform to set the agenda for future energy projects and partnerships,” he says.
Green Energy Africa is a summit in its own right and independent of Africa Oil Week. This is a platform that examines how low carbon energy solutions can contribute to energy access for all. It is also worth focusing on comments made at COP26 in Glasgow by Dr. Arron Tchouka Singhe of the AFDB, who noted that a just transition “must help Africa end poverty and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.” for 2030 and the objectives of the Agenda of the African Union. 2063.” A sentiment that Green Energy Africa will focus on at its stand-alone Summit in Cape Town at the same time.
Singhe went on to say, “We should be talking about ‘low carbon development paths’ rather than ‘net zero emissions paths’ in Africa”, a point that justifies the African Oil Week and Africa Green Energy Summit being held as separate events in the same city on the same dates.
Rashid Ali Abdallah, Executive Director of the African Energy Commission echoed this sentiment. He believes that African countries should contribute proportionally to global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
“By counting 900 million people in Africa who do not have access to clean energy for cooking and 600 million people who do not have access to electricity, we realize that the continent is already carbon neutral,” he said.
South Africa has been conducting oil and gas exploration off its coast. The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, affirms that “Africa deserves the same opportunity to develop its economies based on its natural resources”. He says energy poverty, high unemployment, high debt and stagnant economies needed to be reversed and therefore developing natural resource projects would be “crucial” to enable a just transition.
Africa Oil Week and the Green Energy Africa Summit hope to foster more dialogue to advance Africa’s interests for Africans, says Paul Sinclair.
“Only through discussion and a thorough examination of the data and facts will we arrive at the right solutions. We pride ourselves on making that happen and creating opportunities that drive investment, negotiation and partnerships that will shape a better future for Africa and its people,” she says.
Why attend Africa Oil Week and Africa Green Energy Summit?
Africa Oil Week offers 5 days of pioneering ideas, from ministerial panels to strategic perspectives designed to advocate for African upstream development for the benefit of the continent. At the heart of the event are some of the most compelling insights into upstream strategies from governments across the continent.
These extensive and varied networking opportunities have resulted in an unprecedented return of delegates year after year.
Africa Oil Week is recognized worldwide for bringing together the most important delegates each year. In 2021, Africa Oil Week welcomed over 50 ministers and government leaders, over 2,000 C-level delegates and hundreds of SVPs and VPs from Africa, Exploration, New Ventures, making the event the most influential energy conference from Africa.
While Africa Oil Week will retain its own identity as a pure play hydrocarbons event with the sole purpose of promoting upstream development. The Africa Green Energy Summit will also play its part in driving enabling environments to ensure that foreign direct investment is deployed in innovative projects that will reduce the energy deficit and provide energy access for the entire continent.
Africa Oil Week
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Africa Green Energy Summit
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