aef: Africa for Africa: Building Energy for the Just Transition

aef: Africa for Africa: Building Energy for the Just Transition

Brussels 21 - 24 June 2022
Coming to Nairobi, Kenya on 20-23 June 2023

aef: Africa for Africa: Building Energy for the Just Transition

aef: Africa for Africa: Building Energy for the Just Transition

Brussels 21 - 24 June 2022
Coming to Nairobi, Kenya on 20-23 June 2023
aef: Africa for Africa: Building Energy for the Just Transition

aef: Africa for Africa: Building Energy for the Just Transition

Brussels 21 - 24 June 2022
Coming to Nairobi, Kenya on 20-23 June 2023

The Africa Energy Forum 2022

The Africa Energy Forum 2022 was held on 21 - 24 June in Brussels under the theme ‘Africa for Africa: Building Energy for the Just Transition’.  

We will now start our journey to Nairobi, Kenya, where we will host our 25th Africa Energy Forum on 20-23 June 2023. Once again we unite governments, utilities and regulators with development finance institutions, commercial banks, power developers, technology providers, EPCs and professional services.

Over the last 24 years the Forum has earnt a reputation as the most meaningful gathering of decision-makers in African energy to form partnerships, identify opportunities and move the industry forward. We hand-pick the most credible organisations in the sector, delivering an intensive networking experience like no other.

Africa Energy Forum - in one place



Highlights from 4 days of business development and insights at aef 2022, Brussels


What topics and themes were discussed at aef 2022  


  • What does Africa want and need and how can international partners play a part
  • How are EU investments being channeled in to Africa’s energy projects
  • South Africa’s Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme - unfolding for the future
  • Africa’s voice in the global fight against climate change – how is the conversation changing for COP27? 
  • Implementing practical solutions for Africa’s utilities
  • Gas - Africa’s fuel here to stay -  the need to accelerate gas on the continent
  • Project preparation – increasing the number of projects reaching financial close
  • Is project financing ready to ride the green hydrogen wave? 
  • Integrating solar and wind into the grid 
  • Assessing South Africa’s 100 MW no license liberalisation and its progress
  • Industrial and corporate de-carbonisation


aef 2022


Days of Networking & Deals


Industry Stakeholders


Expert Speakers in a Multi-Streamed Agenda


Sponsors & Exhibitors

What participants say about aef

  • African Energy Forum 2021 event was very successful and I would like to thank you for all your support. The venue is very well situated, the conference room was perfect and lunch in reception worked very well. From my perspective, the way you managed the aef21 was very great and the event days were exemplary. We will be back with more success, Inchallah, at aef 2022
    H.E. Honourable Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi
    Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy, Egypt
  • Thank you again for your assistance during the aef event. After the Country Project Spotlight: Ghana session we were inundated with investors wanting to meet with us for further discussions. I want to say a big thank you for giving us the opportunity. Since the meeting, six investors have travelled to Ghana for further discussions on development opportunities in RE development.
    Anthony Boye Osafo-Kissi
    Deputy CEO, Engineering, Bui Power Authority, Ghana
  • It was an intense few days and for me a very good opportunity to catch up with a lot of people and explain SAPP’s current project development plans in more detail, and get feedback, than is possible over on-line meetings. I have a lot of following up to do. Thank you for all your efforts in getting it together.
    Farid Mohamed
    Chief Transactions Advisor, Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP), Kenya
  • It is absolutely true that AEF brings everyone to one place. The conference provided an extremely valuable opportunity to convene with key partners, meet new ones, learn about new initiatives, and confirm the trends we’ve been seeing across our portfolio... The invitees were spot-on – people I spoke to were ready and able to speak to the details of deals and technologies, and the result was that it felt like a very productive week.
    Anna Skubikowski Aguilera
    Assistant General Counsel, U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA)

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aef photo of the year competition 2022 winners and shortlists

aef22 photo winners announced

New to this year are three exciting categories celebrating excellence in Africa’s transformative impact of energy projects in action in the community, within the landscape, or in empowering the youth.



Read about the competition entry process

Have a look at the highlights from 3 days of business development and insights at aef 2021


aef TV

Gain industry knowledge and catch up to latest updates from our colleagues at aef via one-to-one interviews with key players of the sector.


Let's celebrate good practice, professionalism, quality, safety and innovation

Now on its 3rd edition, the AFSIA Solar Awards is the industry’s premier awards ceremony. The event, organized in collaboration with the Africa Energy Forum, took place live in Brussels on Wednesday 23rd of June 2022.

See the AFSIA Solar Award's winners

AFSIA Solar Awards

Sustainability at aef

At EnergyNet we are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact and support the local community.

Check our initiatives

COVID-19 Guidelines

COVID-19 Guidelines and Measures

Discover how we are preparing for your visit to Brussels, and what measures you need to take while you are there.  

COVID-19 Guidelines and Measures


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