U.S-AFRICA ENERGY MINISTERIAL
On June 3-4, 2014, the Government of Ethiopia and the Government of the United States will co-host the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial (AEM) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. AEM will focus on the theme of Catalyzing Sustainable Energy Growth in Africa and provide a forum for major announcements and commitments that support energy development throughout Africa. The Ministerial will showcase African leadership in energy development, explore strategies and effective practices across Africa and the United States for accelerating development of clean energy sources and adoption of energy efficient technologies, review best practices in oil and gas resource development, and highlight progress on the President Obama's Power Africa Initiative.
The AEM is expected to draw minister-level attendance from sub-Saharan African and North African countries, as well as senior U.S. government officials, multilateral development partners, regional and sub-regional African energy organizations, academia, civil society, and U.S. and African private sector leaders. The Ministerial will provide opportunities for government-to-government, government-to-industry, and company-to-company informational exchanges, and networking on topics such as clean energy technologies, increased power generation, rural electrification, regional integration, oil and gas development, policies and regulatory issues, investment opportunities, and financing.
The African Energy Ministerial will include panel presentations, high-level plenary sessions, break-out discussions, and a ministers-only meeting. AEM will also feature a U.S.-Africa Energy Expo Center in which U.S. and African companies can highlight their technologies and business solutions.
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