State Vice President Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima will deliver a keynote speech at the African Energy Week, which is scheduled to take place from 9-12 November, 2021, in Cape Town, South Africa.
Chilima will join other high profiled participants including OPEC General Secretary, Mohammed Barkindo, APP General Secretary Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim, and the Personal Representative of the GErmani Chancellor for Africa, Gunter Nooke, among others.
Other delegates will come from the National Oil Companies of Angola, Nigeria, Namibia, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana and Senegal.
According to the invitation sent to the Office of the Vice President and seen by Nyasa Times, the historic event will focus on Africa’s energy sector, specifically Africa’s role within the global transition, and will be hosted across multiple venues centrally located in Cape Town.
The invitation, which Africa Energy Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk has signed, further says the overall discussions will encompass pertinent issues related to the advancement of Africa’s energy value chain, overcoming energy poverty by 2030 and advancing energy transition while creating value from oil and gas resources to become a leading contender on the global energy state.
On the other hand, key discussions will highlight upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas opportunities, renewable energy opportunities, energy security, ways for the African energy industry to position itself for future investments and its relationship with intergovernmental organizations such as the OPEC, GECF, APP, IEA, IAGC, among others.
“It might interest you that this event has been officially endorsed by the Government of the Republic of South Africa represented by DMRE. The DMRE, and other African Energy Ministries, will use AEW 2021’s platforms, conference and exhibition to promote its policies, project and prerogatives.
“The DMRE will also like to use the AEW 2021 as an opportunity to consult with fellow ministries and stakeholders of energy and petroleum across Africa to ensure that Africa’s voice is heard as the petroleum sector faces energy transition,” reads part of the invitation letter.
Ayuk adds that his organization intends to provide a spotlight on Malawi to showcase her opportunities, projects and latest developments in her energy sector.
Spokesperson in the Office of the Vice President, Pilirani Phiri, confirmed receipt of the invitation letter.
However, Phiri refused to divulge more information on the matter.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :