Energy ministers from the African continent will be heading straight to Adipec from the African Energy Week, which concludes three days before the start of the Abu Dhabi event.

The African Energy Week 2021, taking place in Cape Town from November 9-12, is the continent’s premier energy event and the first pan-African event to take place in Africa in 2021, providing the most suitable platform for a collaborative discussion on Africa’s energy future.

At Adipec, there is a dedicated ‘Focus on Africa’ session, which will be led by African energy ministers, offering key insight into Africa’s post-pandemic energy outlook.

There they will discuss Africa’s energy sector challenges, the realities of the energy transition, and unlocking new value opportunities on the continent.

African energy ministers travelling to Adipec include Gabriel Obiang Lima from Equatorial Guinea; Jaden Ali Obaid Hassan from Sudan; Alhaji Sesay of Sierra Leone; Chief Timipre Sylva from Nigeria; and Ruth Nankabirwa from Uganda.

"The UAE and Africa have a long history of successful relations across the entire energy sector value chain. Through the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), as well as collaborations regarding Africa’s energy transition, addressing energy poverty and investments, the UAE has emerged as a valuable partner for the continent, working closely with African countries to develop both their economies and energy sectors," say Lima.