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

04 October 2023 - 9:00 am > 05 October 2023 - 5:00 pm WAT
Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD)

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 the national level and the identification of partners to strengthen endogenous capacity for green hydrogen technology innovation in the African 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 4-5 October, is hosted by the CTCN in partnership with the West African Development Bank (BOAD), and is addressing 16 National Designated Entities (NDEs) from the African 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).


Day 1

Session 1 - Introduction to Green Hydrogen in Africa - KenGen_0.pdf

Session 1 - Roundtable and Country Presentations_0.pdf

Session 1 - Scene Setting Presentation - CTCN_0.pdf

Session 2 - Case Study - Conversion Transport - AHP_0.pdf

Session 2 - Case study End-use - Power-to-X production - KenGen_0.pdf

Session 2 - Case Study Manufacturing - IRESEN_0.pdf

Session 2 - Case Study Production and Storage - HDF Energy_0.pdf

Session 2 - Introduction to Green Hydrogen Technologies - AHP_0.pdf


Day 2

Session 3 - Introduction to Enabling Environment for Green Hydrogen - AGHA.pdf

Session 3 - Kenya Green Hydrogen Strategy - KenGen.pdf

Session 3 - Local Government-level Action Plans - Green Energy Institute.pdf

Session 3 - South Africa Green Hydrogen Strategy - DSI.pdf

Session 3 - WASCAL Green Hydrogen Initiatives in West Africa - WASCAL.pdf

Session 4 - Financing Green Hydrogen - GCF.pdf

Session 4 - Technology transfer - CTCN.pdf