Energy & Power

Houston, TX

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.


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Sean T. Long

Chief Executive Officer,
Endeavor Energy

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Rajen Ranchhoojee

Special Legal Consultant, Energy and Infrastructure Group,
Orrick LLP

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Saurabh Anand

Managing Director,
Denham Capital

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Matt Rees

Deputy Coordinator,

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Paula Swain

Managing Director, Global Energy, Project Finance Division,
Export Import Bank

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Peter Manoogian

Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production International,


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Carol Pineau

Award-Winning Journalist & Documentary Producer,

Forum Venue

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

609 Main St
Houston, TX

Reception Venue

Houston Club

910 Louisiana St., Suite 4900
Houston, TX

Harnessing the power of the private sector to create sustainable development and inclusive growth in Africa //