Event Details

Energy Transition Toward Green Growth in Africa

2022/8/26 (Fri)19:30-21:00(JST)
Green Energy
Type of Event
Online Webinar
African Development Bank (AfDB)/International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)/United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


While the world is rapidly turning toward decarbonization, Africa is blessed with green energy sources such as hydropower, geothermal, solar power, and wind power; however, the power grid is not well developed. Thus, approximately 570 million people cannot enjoy electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. To achieve SDG7, “Affordable and Clean Energy,”in Africa, it is very important to promote the Africa Power Pool, which develops green energy and connects with an international transmission line, while also extending distribution and off-grid. Additionally, with many companies, investors, and individuals interested in electrifying Africa, cooperation is needed to accelerate carbon neutrality and access improvements.
To accelerate these activities and induce long-term flow, further collaboration among private sectors, academia, and donor partners is necessary. Individual enlightenment is also needed.

Key Questions

  • What kinds of actions do we need to take to support the energy transition toward green growth in Africa?
  • What kinds of actions do we need to take to achieve carbon neutrality and access improvement in Africa?
    During the event, we will discuss these points from the perspectives of 1) stable supply, 2) energy access, and 3) business.


African energy organizations, international cooperation agencies, and private companies will share their encountered challenges, activities, and future directions toward green energy development and access improvement in Africa. The audience for the energy transition toward green growth may have expired. Possible audience members comprises individuals and private sector and international cooperation agencies.


Eng. Abubakar D. ALYU
Minister of Power, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Mr. Mark Caratto
The Power Africa Coordinator, USAID
Dr Daniel-Alexander SCHROTH
AfDB, Director of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Dr. Dolf Gielen
Director, Innovation and Technology Centre, IRENA
Mr. MIHARA Asahiko
Special Advisor to JICA
Mr. ONODERA Seiichi
Senior Vice President, JICA

*The deadline for registration is 17:00, Thursday, August 25 (Japan time).