European leadership in renewables — opportunities for renewables in Africa

This session aims to investigate the benefits of a closer cooperation between Europe and Africa in energy. The session outlines the benefits that Africa can bring to Europe (a large market for European technology and interesting new business models that could inspire consumer-focused business models in Europe) and benefits that Europe can bring to Africa (European experience in technology and policies). The financing needs for renewable energy sources in Africa will also be addressed.


Deputy Director-General, DG Energy
European Commission
Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, DG Development and Cooperation, EuropeAid
European Commisison
European Deputy
European Parliament
Secretary General
Akuo Energy
Chairman of Board of Directors
Post-doctoral researcher
Energy Centre, Vlerick Business School
International Coordinator