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Focus sectors in 2024SESSIONS THAT INFLUENCE CHANGE

Meticulously crafted to ignite inspiration and impart knowledge through exciting real-life examples of blended finance transactions and structured deals, providing participants with valuable lessons from tangible achievements, identifying creative solutions and untapped areas for innovation and expansion, setting the stage to transform opportunities into impactful realities.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

39% of the world’s renewable energy potential seats in Africa and it is key to the future of its people who are forecasted to be 2 billion by 2050. Meeting their needs with sustainable sources of energy is key to the continent’s socio-economic development.

While the clean energy transition is an opportunity to bypass traditional fuels and to build sustainable energy systems, an estimated $125bn of investment in green energy will be required annually between 2026 and 2030 to meet the continent’s energy and climate goals.

GREEN TRANSPORT

With a sharp increase in population forecasted by 2035, the rapid rural to urban migration will accelerate in metropolitan cities that are already faced with limited public transportation and dependence on fossil fuels for mobility, causing further congestion and pollution.

While Africa is lagging with its e-mobility transition, African cities and green-tech startups are spearheading the necessary change towards e-mobility. Global investments and adequate legislations are necessary to fast track the development of the infrastructure, green-tech projects and also to shift EV manufacturing.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste management is crucial in Africa, with around 90% of waste disposed of in uncontrolled areas, and the waste volume expected to triple from 174 million tonnes in 2016 to 516 million tonnes in 2050.

Despite challenges, there is increasing experimentation and innovation across the continent. Cities have a genuine opportunity to promote inclusive job creation, entrepreneurship, and circular economy development. However, successful partnerships are essential to access appropriate technologies and achieve the desired scale, offering valuable learning experiences for African cities.

WATER SERVICES

Over 220 million children and their families in Africa face water insecurity due to insufficient investment in climate-resilient water infrastructure. The current investment falls far short of the required US$64 billion annually estimated by the AfDB for achieving water security by 2025.

Urgent action is needed to transform the investment outlook and build resilient water and sanitation services in African cities to withstand climate impacts. Collaborative efforts across regions and government levels are essential to transition to water-resilient cities with safe, reliable, and affordable water systems.

Connect with Key Stakeholders Through Matchmaking

Bring new projects to life with the help of our hand-selected network of key stakeholders. Our matchmaking programme provides an exclusive opportunity for senior-level executives to meet. Network with like-minded leaders and drive progress in the African energy sector.

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2024 Sponsors & Partners

Title Sponsor
Partner Organisation
Title Sponsor
Sanlam Investments
Partner Organisation
African Union
Host Province
Host City
Host Province
Western Cape Government
Host City
City Of Cape Town
Gold Sponsors
Milken-Motsepe Prize
Nedbank CIB
Silver Sponsors
Gautrain
Investment Promotion Partner
Empowerment Partner
Investment Promotion Partner
WESGRO
Empowerment Partner
USAID
Partner Institutes
Global Green Growth Institute
World Resources Institute
Host Media Partner
Knowledge Partner
Auto Development Partner
Special Economic Zone Partner
Host Media Partner
ESI Africa
Knowledge Partner
Frost & Sullivan
Auto Development Partner
AIDC
Special Economic Zone Partner
GIDZ
Supporting Partners
ABAN
African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank
AVCA
BATSETA
C40
MADI
National Business Initiative
SACEEC
SAVCA
Project Partners
Alex Searle
AP3
Bellcrescent Partners
Catapult Energy Systems
Circular Energy
Edge Growth
Grindstone
Holocene
Media Partners
African Banker
African Business
AFRIK21
Creamer Media’s ENGINEERING NEWS
Global Africa Network
Global Water Intelligence
Green Economy Media
Green Times
Highways Today
Mining Review Africa
Savvy Investor
South African Business

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