Atlas of Africa Energy Resources presented to African power utilities
21 July 2017
The Atlas of Africa Energy Resources was presented to the members of the Association of Power Utilities in Africa (APUA) at their 19th Congress, which took place in Livingston, Zambia, last week.
Over 500 delegates from across Africa and other continents gathered to discuss issues around the theme “Promoting emerging economies in Africa through sustainable energy development”. The presentation on the Atlas was well received by participants and triggered much interest in downloading the Atlas.
Developed in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Atlas of Africa Energy Resources was launched on 4 May 2017 at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, South Africa. The Atlas identifies Africa’s major energy resources, the challenges and opportunities to achieving access for all Africans to sustainable energy, and the impact the exploitation of some of the existing energy resources may have on the environment.
The Atlas of Africa Energy Resources features over 64 maps and 73 satellite images as well as some 50 graphics and hundreds of compelling photos. The Atlas makes a major contribution to the state of knowledge on Africa’s energy sector by highlighting the opportunities and challenges for the sustainable development of the continent’s energy resources.