Cross-border co-operation in West Africa is crucial to develop mechanisms that facilitate trade and power exchange among States. One of the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, Côte d’Ivoire is a popular entry point for African and international companies seeking to invest in West Africa, as well as harbouring the headquarters of the African Development Bank. These points complement the overarching theme of the Summit, which is to unleash international capital to drive forward West Africa’s regional integration.
Examples in South Africa and Morocco have demonstrated the benefits of well managed Independent Power Projects which demonstrate effective and transparent leadership aligned with both multilaterals and private sector. Organisers of the meeting EnergyNet will work with ECOWAS and the national governments of West Africa to uncover cost efficient solutions to increase energy access, industrial capacity and profitability for all.
Conference sessions will focus on regional co-operation and power delivery, the importance of gas in accelerating the pace of regional development, the role of the private sector and innovative methods for project financing. Siengui Ki, Executive Director of West Africa Power Pool and ECOWAS, will showcase successful case studies and present live projects seeking investment.
Confirmed speakers from across the region include Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé, Chief Executive Officer, Sénélec, Senegal, Yesufu Longe Alonge, Head, Power Procurement and Power Contracts, NBET, Nigeria and Djiby Ndiaye, Director General, National Agency for Renewable Energy (ANER), Senegal and Eng. Júlio António Raúl, Director of Renewable Energy and Domestic Energy, Ministry of Energy and Industry, Guinea-Bissau.
For more details about the Regional Energy Co-operation Summit:
Contact: Monique Bonnick – Marketing Executive
Event dates: 25-27th January 2017
Event location: Sofitel Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Organisers: EnergyNet, part of Clarion Events Ltd