ICA presents Africa Atlas of Energy Resources during China-Africa Summit

13 September 2018

The ICA presented the Atlas of Africa Energy Resources during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit in Beijing earlier this month.

The ICA was invited by the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) to participate in, and present the Atlas to, the African Energy Interconnection Research Release and Investment Forum on 4 September 2018, as part of the two-day Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

The energy forum – which was jointly hosted by GEIDCO, the African Union (AU) and UNECA – brought together Ministries of Energy and other stakeholders in the renewable energy sector to discuss energy interconnections, renewable energy and new technologies, as well as large interconnection projects between Africa, Europe and Asia. 

The ICA’s presentation was well received and laid the foundation for partnership discussions, with GEIDCO expressing an interest in joining the ICA and, in return, the ICA joining the GEIDCO platform.  The forum provided a unique opportunity to showcase ICA activities and to engage with China and potential partners, in the context of the ICA’s expansion drive across G20 countries.

Published by ICA in partnership with AfDB, Sustainable Energy for Africa (SEFA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Atlas of Africa Energy Resources uses visual information to highlight the challenges and opportunities to providing Africa’s population with access to reliable, affordable and modern energy services. Through maps, charts, infographics and images, the Atlas combines scientifically reliable data sources to provide a complete view of Africa’s energy needs, resources and opportunities.

Mike Salawou speaking on stage
Mike Salawou (ICA, AfDB) speaking at the energy forum meeting in Beijing.

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