Africa Tech Festival
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Tech industry ready to roll up its sleeves to fight climate change at Africa Tech Festival
7-11 November 2022
"Africa has sufficient resources to power itself entirely by clean energy. Therefore, the question for most of the continent is not one of transitioning to clean energy or reducing emissions in power generation, but how to effectively finance the development of clean energy in the continent." Kellie Murungi Chief Investments Officer, East African Power.
EACH year, Africa Tech Festival addresses some of the most pertinent and pressing issues facing the African continent’ssocio-economic future and the role that technology and communications’ play in facilitating this progression.
Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 14:00 - 14:45
Panel: The Future of Africa must be driven by renewable energy
Although Sub-Saharan countries (excluding South Africa) are only responsible for 0.55% of the carbon emissions, 7 of the top 10 most vulnerable countries to climate change are in Africa. This session will explore how the continent can leverage its breadth of resources to become a leader in renewable energy production and reduce its vulnerability to the effects of climate change.
Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 14:45 - 15:30
Fireside Chat: Championing Sustainable Energy as a Route to Affordable and Reliable Electrification
Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 12:50 - 13:15
Fireside Chat: Central Africa’s role in the green energy revolution
Countries across Central Africa have some of the lowest rates of electricity access across the continent with resources in the DRC, for example, covering less than 10% of the population. Given the climate, however, it is an ideal region to implement clean energy solutions to combat climate change and provide the population with a basic need
Wednesday, November 2022, 6pm-8pm
Africa Tech Festival Awards, with the announcement of the winner for the Green ICT Champion of the Year Award, an exclusive recognition of the individual or organisation leading on the development and integration of sustainable energy solutions.
For the full programme to the 2022 AfricaCom schedule, visit https://tmt.knect365.com/africa-tech-festival/speakers-2022/
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