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Business Council for Africa:Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Africa

October 21, 2015 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Business Council for Africa is delighted to be holding a joint event with Centre of African Studies at SOAS to highlight the issues facing the renewable energy sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Africa is consistently confronted with power shortages; more than 620 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live without electricity and it is estimated that nearly three-quarters of electricity demand in sub- Saharan Africa will come from industrial and commercial users by 2040. Consequently investors are examining renewable energy projects to provide a solution to the energy crisis. Africa’s largest privately owned solar power plant is launching this year in Uganda, part of a plan to develop mostly renewable energy electrical power projects in 17 African countries, Reuters reports. The renewable energy sector is fast growing and has the potential to positively impact infrastructure development for the future.

The event will focus on different aspects of the renewable energy sector including financing, legal and infrastructure development. Speakers with extensive experience will outline some of the operational, risk and financial issues that an organisation need to be aware of when working in Africa.

Ticket prices (inclusive of VAT):

  • BCA-member: £42.00
  • BCA-partner: £60.00
  • Non-member: £114.00
  • SOAS Student: £12.00

In Partnership with Centre for African Studies.


October 21, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street Russell Square
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom