Uganda’s Minister in charge of Energy and Mineral Development, Irene Muloni will join her counterparts from Liberia and Democratic Republic of Congo to address critical issues affecting the African continent when it comes to energy issues.
The deliberations will be made at the 3rd Powering Africa: Summit which has attracted 400 investors and 50 speakers from 23 countries including 16 African countries. The investment forum exploring global opportunities within Africa’s energy & infrastructure sectors will take place from 9-10 March 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington D.C.
The Summit will take the form of panel discussions and roundtables focusing on sector-specific topics and addressing how bottlenecks can be overcome to drive forward projects. Maintaining US competitiveness in Africa will be a key theme, setting out how commercial partnerships can deliver energy, create jobs, build capacity and spur industrial growth.
A networking reception will take place on the evening of 9th March, and delegates will have the opportunity to arrange meetings with other attendees using an onsite networking app.
U.S. Representative Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee has also confirmed to address delegates at the 2017 Summit. Chairman Royce worked tirelessly to pass the Electrify Africa Act which was successfully signed into law in early 2016.
The bill seeks to address the significant electricity shortage in Africa that affects the everyday lives of millions of people. His participation will provide an insight into the act and how it will continue to maintain competitiveness in Africa whilst increasing global security and social stability.