EnR co-organizes the presentation IEA’s Africa Energy Outlook in 2022 in Maputo, Mozambique

In the scope of its cooperation efforts, EnR co-organized, on December 12, the event to present the Portuguese version of the International Energy Agency (IEA)‘s report Africa Energy Outlook 2022, in a partnership between ALER – Associação Lusófona de Energias Renováveis, and EnR, ADENE – Agência para a Energia and the Portuguese Directorate General for Energy and Geology.

As Nelson Lage, President of EnR & ADENE, stated at the opening: “Cooperation between Africa and the European Union has never been more important, as we are experiencing a multiplication of crises with impact in both regions and requiring joint effort and responses. The development of renewable energy on the African continent is not only important for Africa, but also for Europe. There is a need to ensure the link between the priorities of the European Union and Africa, because we depend on a global effort for the energy transition.”

Nelson Lage, President of EnR and President of the Board of Directors of ADENE, speaking at the openning session

The session opening included interventions from the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique, Carlos Joaquim Zacarias and the Portuguese Ambassador, António Costa Moura. The report was presented by Rita Madeira, Africa Programme Officer at IEA and a discussion panel followed, moderated by ALER’s Executive Director, Isabel Cancela de Abreu. The panel focused on the enormous potential Africa has to be able to fulfill #SDG7 and guarantee universal access to clean and affordable energy, and on the strategic partnerships and cooperation needed to overcome existing obstacles, such as investments and capacity building.

Panel discussion

Panel participants:

Moderator: Isabel Cancela de Abreu, Executive Director of ALER, Lusophone Association of Renewable Energies

For more information, access to the report and presentation in Portuguese, please visit the website of ALER. For the English version, please visit the IEA website.