1 Representing the continent’s premier event for the oil, gas and renewable energy industries, African Energy Week (AEW) 2022 (https://AECWeek.com/), which will take place from October 18-21 this year in Cape Town will host the Just Energy Transition Concert, a large-format music concert that will take place on October 17 at the Cabo Beach Club. With a mandate to make energy poverty history by 2030, and underpinned by the theme of this year’s event, Exploring and Investing in Africa’s Energy Future While Driving an Enabling Environment, the Just Energy Transition Concert is made possible by to a partnership between the philanthropic institution The Black Impact Foundation (BIF) and the African Energy Chamber (AEC), celebrating African music, culture and heritage, and serving to promote diversity, inclusion and the socio-economic well-being of Africans in the continent.
2 In addition to driving the narrative and theme of this year’s event, which will focus heavily on the role of energy in Africa’s energy future and the need for a just energy transition, the concert will reaffirm AEW 2022’s commitment to enable cross-sector collaboration while promoting foreign direct investment in the continent.
3 Bringing together African energy leaders, global investors and executives from across the public and private sector, the event returns bigger and better than ever, the interactive conference, exhibition and networking event will be the perfect platform to kick off the Just Energy of the association.
4 Transition Concert.
5 Significant potential will be unlocked at this year’s premier event, as Africa’s growing competitive music industry and position as an attractive event destination begins to take off and lead towards an integration of culture and industry.
6 Consolidating AEW 2022’s efforts to promote investment, development and broader participation in the energy industry, the concert will combine the music and culture of Amapiano and Afrobeats with dialogues on energy, while offering stakeholders and Music lovers the unique opportunity to interact with each other and spark discussion.
7 surrounding Africa’s energy future.
8 “This partnership will build, develop, sustain and protect an inclusive society in the African energy space, with BIF‘s efforts to advocate for socio-economic change, drive greater diversity, inclusion and well-being, in line with the Chamber’s commitment to the the sustainable development of Africa through the development of resources, the creation of local content and the transfer of skills”, says Clarence Seedorf, president of the Black Impact Foundation, adding that “this Amapiano and Afrobeats concert, which will take place ahead of AEW 2022, it will drive the narrative of an inclusive energy transition in Africa for Africa, inviting young Africans to participate in our energy narrative and make energy poverty history.” States NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (AEC) AEW 2022, which will take place in Cape Town from October 18-21, will drive a strong debate on how resource extraction can translate into poverty alleviation energy, bringing together industry professionals and regional energy leaders.
9 and global financiers during four days of networking, dialogue and negotiation.
10 BIF’s participation in this year’s event will be key to promoting interest in Africa’s development, demonstrating that Africa’s potential cannot be underestimated.
11 Eradicating energy poverty by 2030 will require unlocking the full potential of the growing youth population, promoting opportunities for Africa’s youth in energy, incentivizing investment in human capital development, and driving the narrative that the energy transition is one of the issues of most important discussion for the AEC and BIF in AEW 2022.