Nairobi Provides the Perfect Backdrop for the Future of African Energy, as the Second Youth Energy Summit is Confirmed – African Business

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The Youth Power Summit (YES!) will return for its second version this summer time in Nairobi, Kenya, because it appears to construct on the platform constructed final 12 months to spice up expertise, connections and the enterprise readiness of future African power leaders. Hosted by EnergyNet ( along side the Africa Power Discussion board, the inaugural YES! gathering in Brussels in 2022 emphasised the importance of early profession professionals, entrepreneurs, college students and educators in accelerating entry to dependable power throughout Africa. This 12 months, due to a rising record of key partnerships throughout corporates, foundations, NGOs, universities and sector initiatives, YES! has an opportunity to showcase its credentials on house soil between 20-23 June.

YES! invitations tons of of Africans at totally different phases of their private and non-private sector growth, to convene, to encourage, and to be impressed. Studying each comfortable and technical expertise, it is a chance for early profession professionals and college students to hunt steering from educators, entrepreneurs and power specialists. The blended programme addresses management expertise, enterprise growth and planning, onboarding, tech and innovation, inexperienced capital finance, and in the end narrows the hole between schooling and employment. In change, the younger and thrilling attendees will even put ahead their imaginative and prescient for the sustainable futures they wish to attempt for.

“YES! 2022 was, in a single phrase, scintillating. From the periods to the audio system to the attendees, each aspect of the Summit linked and contributed significantly to its success,” says a College of Nigeria pupil who attended final 12 months’s occasion.

College students at this 12 months’s discussion board will be part of periods that discover their perceptions of the longer term, how they’ll attain their potential, how they’ll fill expertise shortages within the power sector, and what they’re on the lookout for by way of steering from educators and professionals.

“The launch was an enormous success. I actually loved how we obtained the chance to have interaction with totally different stakeholders and younger folks, imparting invaluable data that I’m assured might be of nice profit transferring ahead within the development and growth of my profession, and theirs,” provides an early profession skilled from the IPP Workplace.

Early profession professionals will in the end take Africa ahead and YES! provides them a discussion board to construct relationships with friends, to be taught from world know-how designers, and to be impressed by these shaping the way forward for power in Africa.

Amongst them are an ever-growing record of associate organisations supporting YES! because the occasion continues to scale. A brand new and thrilling addition to the record this 12 months, is the World Power Alliance for Folks and Planet (GEAPP) who take part 2023 because the occasion’s first foundational associate.

The GEAPP is an alliance of philanthropists, native entrepreneurs, governments, know-how enablers, policymakers and finance companions, with a mission to assist creating nations’ shifts to a clear power, pro-growth mannequin that ensures common power entry in addition to financial growth. Its purpose to cut back 4 gigatons of future carbon emissions, broaden clear power entry to at least one billion folks, and allow 150 million new jobs aligns with the targets of the Africa Power Discussion board and YES!.

“GEAPP is thrilled to be becoming a member of as a foundational associate for the Youth Power Summit,” says Joseph Nganga, GEAPP’s VP for Africa. “Younger entrepreneurs are sometimes excluded from all points of the power transition worth chain, and so they face disproportionate obstacles to instructional alternatives, venture finance, and first rate jobs, significantly these in rising and creating economies the place entry is compounded by extra growth challenges. To satisfy bold world targets of tons of of tens of millions of inexperienced jobs by 2030, it’s pressing that younger individuals are educated and supported now to entry alternatives and speed up progress within the renewables sectors as they search alternatives within the workforce. GEAPP appears ahead to working with EnergyNet to unlock the ample potential of younger entrepreneurs who will lead the power transition and realise a extra equal and sustainable world.”

Simon Gosling, Managing Director, EnergyNet, provides: “I’m grateful to GEAPP for his or her partnership as they search to deal with each local weather change and expertise shortages by way of their community of companions and investments. Not solely does the partnership herald essential funding to supply extra journey grants and higher market penetration, nevertheless it brings a year-round partnership striving in concord to place Africans on the coronary heart of their very own growth wants.”

These growth wants develop in significance annually, with YES! acknowledging the truth that future planning should start now, and should embody those that will form that future.

Simon continues: “It’s now not useful to state that 600 million Africans lack entry to power as a statistic of relevance, with out addressing the truth that this quantity is just getting bigger as inhabitants progress continues its battle towards power entry. By constructing an all-of-sector alliance to ascertain the world’s largest community of potential African power builders, entrepreneurs and MSMEs, YES! will velocity up the tempo of power entry for tens of millions extra folks throughout the continent.”

YES! has a objective of reaching 100 million folks throughout Africa over the subsequent 10 years by way of its network-based method to upskilling and business development. You could be a kind of folks in Nairobi this summer time!

To verify your house among the many 1,000 entrepreneurs, MSMEs, early profession professionals, educators and college students at this 12 months’s Youth Power Summit, please observe this hyperlink and register (

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of EnergyNet Ltd..

About Africa Power Discussion board:
Africa Power Discussion board’s twenty fifth anniversary is in mainland Africa for the primary time in its historical past.

aef 2023 might be held from 20-23 June in Nairobi, Kenya, with the official endorsement of H.E. Honourable Cupboard Secretary Davis Chirchir, Ministry of Power & Petroleum.

As soon as once more, we are going to unite governments, utilities and regulators with growth finance establishments, business banks, energy builders, know-how suppliers, EPCs {and professional} providers from throughout the continent and from around the globe – on common, buyers from 82 nations attend aef, and this 12 months might be no totally different.

That includes high-level panel discussions, interactive workshops and boardrooms, and networking capabilities that present incredible alternatives to have interaction each other, share insights and discover new financing constructions in what can solely be described as [the world’s biggest investor opportunity] – Africa.

Beneath the theme ‘Africa for Africa’, the agenda will give attention to a number of strategic areas, together with; scaling-up renewables, [NEW streams] power for mining – Breaking Down Obstacles to Power Transition in Mining, Africa as a world hydrogen powerhouse, the position of fuel and capital flows and danger mitigation – all from the angle of advancing initiatives, partnerships and your enterprise growth.

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