Africa’s economy is growing at unparalleled speed. One of the core challenges as African countries continue to grow and develop energy: meeting the rising demand for power, transport, and other uses in an economically sustainable way and safeguards livelihoods. Economic growth, changing lifestyles, and the need for reliable modern energy access is expected to substantial energy supply by 2030.
On the one hand, Africa’s abundant renewable energy resources can help accelerate economic growth while ensuring equitable access to modern energy services in an environmentally sustainable manner. If the renewable-energy solutions are designed for local contexts, where technology innovations are tailored to those varied settings, then a rapid increase in investment is possible.
On the other hand, the COVID-19 impact on economics in Africa has created disruptions in the energy supply chain. However, Policy-makers are increasingly recognizing the opportunities for income generation, local industrial development, and job creation with renewables.
Innovation in the renewable sector is vital to ensure solutions to mismatches occasioned by emerging technologies, policies, economics, finance, management, and behavioural science are eliminated hence transforming to increased society’s economic welfare. Therefore, this webinar brings together leading experts in the continent to discuss the strategies for accelerating renewable energy, strategic innovations for renewable energy, women’s role in clean energy innovation and renewable energy in post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Africa.
Here is the link to the webinar