Even though the African continent is making significant advances with its renewable energy projects, a lot more needs to be achieved. Right now, increasing investments is one of the main challenges. It’s this issue that Patrick Dlamini, CEO & Managing Director at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), aims to tackle at the Seminar Renewable Energies in Brazil and Africa: The Clean Engines of Economic Development, carried out by the Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF).
“Our goals are clear, and we want to continue to increase investment in renewable energy, and improve security of energy supply, while making a positive impact on people’s lives, and importantly, contributing to the global climate agenda, in which the African continent has a very real stake” states Dlamini.
The Seminar is bringing together a distinguished group of panelists to dig into climate change and the key trends in the energy sector, highlighting the potential for investments and unveiling new technologies.
“The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) aims to make a significant contribution towards closing not only South Africa’s but also the broader continent of Africa’s energy deficit. We have a strong focus on environmental issues, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and a just transition to a low carbon economy”, explains Patrick Dlamini.
The Seminar will be 100% online and held on March 30th. The programme will focus on the three pillars of sustainable development: environmental, economic and social.
The Seminar is supported by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the Standard Bank, and the BrazAfric Enterprises.
Registrations and agenda: https://ibraf.org/projects/renewable-energy-seminar/