Uganda Energy Minister to discuss region’s electricity development plans

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Two co-located conferences taking place in Kampala from the 6 to 8 February 2017 have received the official endorsement of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for Uganda (www.EnergyAndMinerals.go.ug) and are set to welcome local and international partners to explore the region’s potential for energy development and the necessity for enhanced off grid energy access across the continent.     

The East Africa Energy and Infrastructure Summit (EAEIS) and co-located Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid will bring together key government and public sector stakeholders, developers, investors and technology providers to explore the opportunities across the East Africa region and beyond.

“We’re really excited to be hosting these two meetings in Uganda for the first time. With increased interest in the East African region, and greater investment in off grid technologies across the continent, we think the timing of these discussions is pivotal, especially with projects such as the Uganda-Tanzania Crude Oil Pipeline paving the way for huge regional economic development. Traditionally, the home of off grid energy solutions has been East Africa and hence co-locating these two streams of dialogues allows for an interesting few days of interwoven ideas,” commented Anna Gorzkowska, EnergyNet Producer. 

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