Following the postponement of the Africa Energy Forum (aef) to October 2020, the organisers hosted a digital content and networking platform ‘aef2.0’ for Africa’s energy community over the previous dates of the Forum, between 30 June and 3 July.
Under the theme ‘Investment & Impact: Out of Response and Into Recovery,’ aef2.0 examined the effect of COVID-19 on Africa’s energy sector, responses happening across the value chain and predictions for the long-term impact on investment and project development.
Over 2,000 attendees joined a series of digital panel discussions and debates featuring key stakeholders such as Power Africa, Aggreko, IFC, the African Development Bank, IEA, Siemens, Wärtsilä, Nedbank, Actis, Absa, DFC, SEforAll, and more.
4,559 messages were exchanged on the platform, which allowed participants to schedule private one-to-one video meetings throughout the week, with 562 meetings requested.
Panel discussions covered key topics such as how best to build resilience in live energy projects, the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) by 2030, and the impact on energy end-users such as healthcare and agriculture.
Country spotlight sessions also examined the unique impact of the pandemic on energy developments in Ghana, Kenya and Morocco.
The event was designed to maintain momentum both in knowledge sharing and business development, as well as to provide deeper clarity on the direction of the sector.
For more information about the aef in October contact:
Head of Marketing: Amy Offord
Event dates: 20-22 October 2020
Event location: Rai, Hall 8 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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