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Green Hydrogen Technology for System Transformation in Energy and Business & Industry Sectors: Africa


02 October 2023 - 9:00 am - 03 October 2023 - 5:00 pm WAT
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African countries are at the starting line of the race to develop green hydrogen.

Over 55 per cent of African countries (30 out of 53) have incorporated green hydrogen into their National Determined Contributions (NDCs) as a pivotal climate technology solution. To unlock the world’s first zero-carbon industrial opportunities, NDCs are heavily focused on establishing green hydrogen production infrastructure enabling renewable energy sources to be converted into transportable and value-added products.

In tandem with the utilization of solar and wind energy resources, recently approved large-scale green hydrogen projects call for the involvement of the private and public sectors. Private-public partnerships can strengthen the green hydrogen business ecosystem, and support the mobilization of internal and external resources at national level and the identificaiton of partners to strengthen endogenous capacity for green hydrogen technology innovation in the Africa region.  

Converging capacity building, knowledge sharing and partnership-generating networking, the event aims to:

1.    Share knowledge on the present and future of Hydrogen Technology in Energy and Business and Industry sectors, including all types of hydrogen technologies available for future RD&D collaboration;
2.    Identify activities to strengthen existing national hydrogen policies; 
3.    Learn various ways to increase private sector and citizen participation for economic sustainability.

The event  held in Benin on 2-3 October, is hosted by the CTCN in partnership with the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and is addressing 20  National Designated Entities (NDEs) from the Africa region, who are interested in planning national hydrogen strategies for energy and business and industry sectors (i.e. Cameroon, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe).


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