Africa Energy Forum 2019

The Africa Energy Forum (aef) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. What we deliver is simple: Energy. In One Place.

The Forum brings together decision-makers in Africa's energy sector to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. aef has a loyal following of credible players working in the power space, and a track record of delivering a valuable networking experience.

aef arrived in Lisbon for the first time from 11 - 14 June 2019, welcoming over 2,000 investors and industry stakeholders to discuss opportunities in Africa's energy sector.


Our 20th anniversary in Mauritius

The Forum's 20th anniversary took place in Mauritius from 19-22 June 2018, welcoming over 1600 delegates for four days of panel discussions and networking functions focused on Africa’s Energy Sector.

The event took place in 26 purpose-built structures erected between the Paradis and Dinarobin Beachcomber hotels in Le Morne, Mauritius.

The theme “Reflections on the last 20 years” underpinned the discussions in Mauritius. The agenda reflected on the progress and achievements made by the AEF community, and celebrated all the megawatts put on the grid and lives changed as a result. AEF 2018 also analysed the obstacles to be overcome over the next few years in order to accelerate project development.   


Watch the full 2018 highlights from Mauritius

Couldn't attend our 20th anniversary? Get a feel for the event by watching the video highlights from 2018
Insights on the investment of IPPs and Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Insights on the investment of IPPs and Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

As we review the progress made in private involvement in the energy sectors in sub-Saharan Africa over the last 20 years, IFC and the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation (Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town) have been invited to share their perspective and findings on where we’ve been and where we’re going.

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