Sanday Chongo Kabange in BERLIN, Germany
The firth German-Africa Energy Forum billed for April 4-6, 2011 is expected to roll out a blueprint that will intensify working partnerships between Africa and Germany.
The forum will seek to attract partnerships from Africa and Germany, to further direct attention of the German energy industry on the potential of the African continent, according to the organizers of the event.
Several African countries are presently facing challenges to provide adequate energy because of increased economic activities across the continent.
Southern Africa, for example, has witnessed acute power deficits since mid 2006 and Africa’s participation in this year’s forum will open doors for the continent’s growing energy sector.
The issue of environmental-friendly energy sources is also likely to be debated during the forum.
Environmental watchdogs have blamed developed countries like Germany for having contributed largely to climate change and global warming, therefore, the German-Africa Energy Forum will most likely address this issue.
It is hoped that alternative sources of ‘green and clean energy’ that have no effects on human health, environment, bio-diversity and the eco-system will be tackled.
The organizers expect industry experts from Africa and Germany to attend the event.