Part 1 of the debate - How can the continent of Africa reform its energy policies potential to enhance the much neglected energy sector?
Africa is, among all developing areas in the world, a continent where needs are most urgent. In Africa, less than 7% of hydropower potential has been developed while more than 60% of its population does not have access to electricity. This is in contrast to the continent's energy resources.
Join us as we bring together a panel of energy resources experts in Africa to discuss: How can the continent of Africa reform its energy policies potential to enhance the much neglected energy sector?
Panel of experts:
H.E. Dr. Elham M.A. Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, African Union Commission
H.E. Ambassador Ben Abdallah Moncef, Former Minister of Industry & Energy, Tunisia
Engineer Abayomi Adebisi, Acting Director Electrical Inspectorate Services Department, Fed. Ministry of Power Nigeria, and
Mr. Jan Vloet, Country Director Ethiopia, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation.
Akintayo Adetokunbo is a broadcaster with vast experience in radio, television, and advertising. He started his career as a production assistant/trainee broadcaster in 1992. He has since worked with several media organisations including Radio Nigeria, Radio Netherlands, and Lagos Television. He is a graduate of Mass Communication and, International Relations & Strategic Studies. He is currently looking at Africa's image problems and the Western Media in his doctoral research. Apart from enjoying him on his weekend radio breakfast show, Akintayo can be seen regularly on VoxAfrica News and his new show Hotseat.
HOTSEATis a topical debate programme which a panel of invited guests debate on various issues surrounding different subjects including current events, at the hearts of Africans both in the diaspora and in Africa.