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Africa Oil Week (AOW), the continent’s one of the leading energy conferences, will run in Cape Town to bring leading energy stakeholders together from 3-7 October in Cape Town under the theme ‘Sustainable Growth in a Low Carbon World’

Africa oil week 22 MarchSouth Africa has been pursuing oil and gas exploration of its coastline. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Annually, Africa Oil Week attracts more than 2,000 C-Suite executives, more than 50 ministers and government leaders and global energy leadership to drive transaction and investment with the African oil, gas and energy sectors. Africa Oil Week will be delivered in its traditional format to advocate the sustainable development of the African upstream. In 2022, the organisers of Africa Oil Week will also deliver the summits sister event, Green Energy Africa Summit (GEA Summit) at the same time also at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

Africa Oil Week will continue to advocate and support the sustainable development of the continent’s hydrocarbon sector, whilst Green Energy Africa Summit will facilitate deals, transactions and partnerships across the African power sector to provide energy access for all. Our aim is to bring the right people together to facilitate Africa’s future economic prosperity and upliftment via the Hydrocarbon sector at Africa Oil Week and energy access for all at Green Energy Africa Summit,” said Paul Sinclair, vice-president energy.

“Africa needs mixed energy solutions to meet demand and improve the livelihood of millions of citizens. We foresee that hydrocarbons, as well as renewable energy solutions, will be a force multiplier for the continent. Hence Africa Oil Week and the Green Energy Africa Summit will be hosted alongside each other,” added Sinclair.

Mntu Nduvane, former CEO of Total Namibia (now referred, TotalEnergies Namibia) and chairman of the Advisory Committee, added, “It is forward-looking and seeks to address the real challenges faced by African countries. This will be a valuable platform to set the agenda for future energy projects and partnerships.”

Green Energy Africa is a summit in its own right and independent of Africa Oil Week. This is a platform that examines how low carbon energy solutions can contribute to energy access for all. It’s worthy to also zero in on the remarks given at COP26 in Glasgow by the AFDB’s Dr Arron Tchouka Singhe, who noted that a just transition “must help Africa end poverty and achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals and the objectives of the African Union’s Agenda 2063.” 

While Africa Oil Week will retain its own identity as a pure-play Hydrocarbons event with the sole purpose of advocating upstream development. The Green Energy Africa Summit will also play its role in driving enabling environments to ensure foreign direct investment is deployed into game-changing projects that will reduce the energy deficit and provide energy access for all across the continent.