Energy & Power
April 30-May 1, 2018
Maximizing Africa’s Energy Potential for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
Access to electricity is an essential driver of sustainable economic growth, yet less than 24% of African households have access to reliable power. Power shortages cost Africa about two to four percent of gross national product each year, undermining economic growth and job creation. Without access to power, Africa’s global competitiveness and economic growth will continue to lag behind other regions of the world.
This session will explore available energy sources and identify the right energy mix to accelerate electrifying the continent. U.S. and African private sector leaders, investors and government officials will discuss Africa's potential power-generation capacity and the opportunities and barriers to increased investment in the energy and power sector. It will also put forth strategies for public-private partnerships to deliver greater access to power, particularly in rural areas, for sustainable development and inclusive growth.
Sean T. Long
Chief Executive Officer,
Special Legal Consultant, Energy and Infrastructure Group,
Managing Director, Global Energy, Project Finance Division,
Export Import Bank
Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production International,
Award-Winning Journalist & Documentary Producer,
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP609 Main St
Houston Club910 Louisiana St., Suite 4900
Harnessing the power of the private sector to create sustainable development and inclusive growth in Africa // igdleaders.org