Namibia to lead Africa’s green charge

The country will position itself as a frontrunner in Africa’s green energy transition by hosting the inaugural Global African Hydrogen Summit.

The summit, which is expected to attract key decision-makers and showcase investment opportunities, will take place in Windhoek from 3 to 5 September.

Six heads of state and 20 African ministers are expected to attend the event.

According to a statement from one of the organisers, Daily Mail and General Trust, this is the first and only platform of its kind aimed at driving critical investment into bankable African green energy projects, attracting the attention of heads of state, ministers and chief executives worldwide.

Minister of mines and energy Tom Alweendo says: “The Global African Hydrogen Summit will be the first platform of its kind to be leveraged by African governments, investors, financiers, scholars and the public to unlock additional opportunities for our continent and its partners.

“The summit will also provide a platform for the global players in the hydrogen value chain to showcase their projects, plans and technologies to the African continent.”

Namibia will be taking one step closer to securing the country’s vision of green industrialisation by securing further support for the US$10 billion (N$200 billion) Hyphen Hydrogen Energy green hydrogen project.

The summit is fully endorsed by the Namibian government through the Ministry of Mines and Energy, and support from the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board as a strategic partner.

Themed ‘From Ambition to Action: Fuelling Africa’s Green Industrial Revolution’, the Global African Hydrogen summit will platform six critical thematic pillars, including developing Africa’s thriving hydrogen market to enhance the global energy map, building new partnerships and collaboration across industries and governments, stimulating investment and finance into hydrogen projects, maximising green energy innovation and climate technology, fostering green industrialisation and macro-economic growth, and developing capacity, skills and a local content roadmap.

Ahead of the Global African Hydrogen Summit an international press conference is scheduled to take place in Windhoek on 18 April.

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