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Minister Gwede Mantashe participates at virtual Second Ministerial Forum, 24 Nov

19 Nov 2020

African Union Commission - International Energy Agency Second Ministerial Forum

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) will co-organize a virtual Second Ministerial Forum, under the auspices of the South African Chairship of the African Union (AU), represented by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa.

The aim of the Forum is to agree on and promote actions to ensure a sustainable economic recovery and scale up of energy investments in Africa over the next three years coinciding with end of the first 10 year Action Plan of the AU Agenda 2063.

The 2nd edition of the Forum will bring together a diverse mix of high-level stakeholders from government, industry and other international organizations to discuss the development of Africa’s energy sector. The event presents an opportunity to build on the outcomes of the first 2019 Ministerial Forum, identify further diverse and pressing energy challenges facing African countries, and highlight opportunities to continue driving Africa’s clean energy transition.

Speakers in the virtual event will include:

  • H.E. Mr Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa;
  • H.E. Dr. Amani ABOU-ZEID, AUC Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy;
  • H.E. Dr. Fatih BIROL, IEA Executive Director and
  • H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt.

The virtual event will take place as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Time: 13h00 to 16h00
Venue: Virtual Platform
Where: Online @

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