The Africa Progress Panel will be participating at the Africa Development Banks’(AfDB) Annual Meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, from 23 – 27 May.
High level side event
The APP, collaborated with the AfDB, The Elders, and the B Team, to host a high level side event on Wednesday 25 May from 16:30 to 18:30 (GMT + 2). The side event, entitled Africa’s Energy: What’s the New Deal? brought together heads of state, business leaders and government officials to discuss how Africa can achieve universal access to power by 2025.
Mr. Kofi Annan, Chair of the APP and “Champion” of the New Deal, provided the opening remarks along with Dr Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank.
The side event was moderated by Ms Bronwyn Nielsen, Editor-in-Chief, CNBC Africa.
Agenda – 25 May, 16:30 – 18:30 (GMT +2)
|16:30 – 16:40||Opening Session
Short opening remarks to frame the session
|16:40 – 17:10||High-level Panel
|17:10 – 17:40||Short Remarks
|17:40 – 18:20||Open Mic
|18:20 – 18:30||Closing Remarks
New Policy Brief
To coincide with the Annual Meetings, the APP has published a new Policy Brief entitled Opportunity Africa: Powering the Future Now (PDF, 2 MB). This brief demonstrates how Africa can unlock the potential of an energy transformation and become a pioneering global low-carbon market.
Sections of this policy brief have been extracted from the APP’s 2015 report, Power, People, Planet: Seizing Africa’s Energy and Climate Opportunities (PDF, 2.4MB).