Introduction

Energy is a key area of China-Africa cooperation. Since its establishment, GEIDCO has been dedicated to promoting cross-border power grid interconnection and energy transition towards being clean and sustainable. In recent years, GEIDCO has conducted fruitful exchanges and communications with the UNECA, the AU, and other leading regional international organizations as well as energy ministries of various African countries, local energy and power companies, research institutions, and industry associations for pragmatic cooperation. Based on comprehensive analysis of Africa's economy, society, energy and environment, combined with in-field survey and research, GEIDCO has compiled the report on African Energy Interconnection Planning Research and proposed the plan for large-scale development of clean energy and grid interconnection in Africa, which provides useful guide for accelerating specific energy cooperation projects between China and Africa countries.

The forum will include opening speeches, research finding release, investment promotion and so on. It provides a perfect platform for all parties involved for mutual consultation, sharing and win-win cooperation in power and energy sector. During the event, senior representatives from the AU and relevant Chinese government departments will address the forum. GEIDCO will release its research findings on the African Energy Interconnection planning. And relevant government departments of Africa and leading Chinese enterprises will have in-depth exchange on power project development and investment opportunities in Africa.

Agenda

Time Content
Opening Session
Moderator: Mr. Wu Xuan, Secretary-General of
Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO)
15:00-15:05 Opening Introduction
15:05-15:15 Mr. Zhou Xiaofei, Deputy Secretary General of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
15:15-15:25 H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of African Union Commission (AUC)
15:25-15:35 H.E. Vera Lum Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
15:35-15:45 Mr. Liu Zhenya, Chairman of GEIDCO; Chairman of China Electricity Council; Member of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
15:45-15:50 H.E. Cheick Taliby Sylla, Minister of Energy and Hydraulics of Guinea, launch of joint initiative by GEIDCO and the Republic of Guinea on establishing "African Energy Interconnection and Sustainable Development Alliance (AEISDA)"
Congratulatory video from the President of Guinea H.E. Alpha Condé
Release of Research Findings
Moderator: Mr. Liang Xuming, Chief Technology Officer of GEIDCO
15:50-16:10 Release of African Energy Interconnection Planning Research (Part I) by Mr. Liang Xuming, CTO of GEIDCO
16:10-16:40 Release of African Energy Interconnection Planning Research (Part II) by Mr. Zhou Yuanbing, Director General of Economic and Technology Research Institute of GEIDCO
Project Promotion Session
Moderator: H.E. Abel Didier Tella, Secretary General of Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA)
16:40-16:55 H.E. Seleshi Bekele Awulachew, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of Ethiopia
H.E. Gesler Elbert Murray, Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy of Republic of Liberia
16:55-17:15 Mr. Philippe Niyongabo, Head of the Energy Division, Department for Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission
17:15-17:25 H.E. Bruno Kapandji Kalala, Minister of Grand Inga Development and Promotion Agency
17:25-17:35 Mr. Salawou Mike Moukaila Bamidele, Manager, Infrastructure and Partnership Division of Infrastructure Consortium for Africa Secretariat introduces Illustration of Africa's Energy and Resources
Development and Cooperation Session
Moderator: Mr. NYABEEYA ELICAD ELLY, Regional Coordinator,
Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program Coordination Unit (NELSAP-CU)
17:35-18:30 Mr. Chen Feihu, President of China Datang Corporation
Mr. Wang Min, Vice President of China HUANENG Group Co., Ltd.
Mr. Han Jun, Executive Vice President of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)
Mr. Bi Yaxiong, Vice President of China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd.
Mr. Zhang Dingming, Executive Vice President of China Three Gorges Corporation
Mr. Zhang Nianmu, Executive Vice President of PowerChina International Group Limited
Mr. You Hongming, Vice President of Trina solar Co., Ltd.
Signing Ceremony
Moderator: Mr. Wan Haibin, Director General, Development Bureau of GEIDCO
18:30-18:35 Signing of cooperation agreements between GEIDCO and other parties
GEIDCO signs cooperation agreement with UNECA, APUA, EAPP and WAPP respectively.
Signing of project agreements by entities from Africa and China
Four Chinese enterprises sign agreements with their African counterparts.