“Realising and Financing Africa’s Energy Revolution” March 27th – 28th, 2019, Hotel Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall

“Realising and Financing Africa’s Energy Revolution” March 27th – 28th, 2019, Hotel Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall


The 13th German-African Energy Forum focuses on the financing of energy projects on the African continent.

In addition to new financing opportunities, e.g. within the context of the G20 Compact with Africa, innovative approaches for financing off-grid projects and financing partnerships, the conference will also focus on digitalisation in the energy sector, renewable energies such as hydropower and hybrid systems, and the thermal recycling of waste.


Das 13. Deutsch-Afrikanische Energieforum konzentriert sich auf die Finanzierung von Energieprojekten auf dem afrikanischen Kontinent.

Neben neuen Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten, z.B. im Rahmen des G20 Compact mit Afrika, innovativen Ansätzen zur Finanzierung von Off-Grid-Projekten und Finanzierungspartnerschaften, werden auch die Digitalisierung im Energiesektor, erneuerbare Energien wie Wasserkraft und Hybridsysteme sowie die thermische Verwertung von Abfällen im Mittelpunkt der Konferenz stehen.

Program Highlights 2019 are among other:

  • High level outlook: Can Africa fund its own energy revolution?
  • Digitalization in the energy sector
  • Partnering for energy finance
  • Renewable energies / hydropower and hybrid systems: stabilizing energy supply
  • G20 Compact with Africa:  African-German cooperation in the energy sector
  • Innovative off -grid financing models
  • Waste-to-energy: What role will waste play in Africa’s future energy mix?

List of Ministers that have already officially confirmed their attendance:

  • Hon. Dr Bachir Ismaël Ouédraogo, Minister of Energy, Burkina Faso
  • Hon. Senator Peter Bhembe, Minister of Natural Resources & Energy, Eswatini
  • Hon. Dr Seleshi Bekele Awulachew, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia
  • Hon. Aziz Rebbah, Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, Morocco
  • Hon. Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Nigeria
  • Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri, Minister of State for Power, Housing and Works, Nigeria
  • Hon. Dr Morie Manyeh, Minister of Mines & Mineral Resources, Sierra Leone
  • Hon. Abdirahid Mohamed Ahmed, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Somalia
  • Hon. Jeff Radebe, Minister of Energy, South Africa
  • Hon. Ezekiel Lol Gatkouth, Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan
  • Hon. Fafa Sanyang, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, The Gambia

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