Podcast: Financing the African energy transition

Friday, August 20, 2021 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM


Finance, investment and strategy is your starting point for delivering on Africa's commitment to economic growth, energy access, climate change mitigation and more. In today's podcast we discuss the current financial landscape and how to deliver on the energy transition the continent needs.

Discussion points

  • Where will the necessary funding come from?
  • How do we make Africa’s internal financial markets more robust and shock resistant?
  • What can governments do to incentivise investment that will facilitate the energy transition?
  • Of the 5Ds of the energy transition (Decarbonisation, Decentralisation, Democratisation, Digitalisation, Deregulation), which needs most investment?

Your host:

  • Claire Volkwyn, Head of Content, Enlit Africa, South Africa

Joining us today:

  • Gillian-Alexandre Huart, CEO, ENGIE Energy Access, Belgium
  • Mandy Rambharos, GM: Just Energy Transition Office, Eskom, South Africa
  • Ashish Khanna, Practice Manager: West and Central Africa, World Bank, USA
  • Ashish Kumar, Head of Innovation, Shell Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Emeka Wosu, Business Development Director - Africa, Longi Solar, South Africa