November 28, 2023

Inaugural Conference of the International Network on African Energy Transition

The African continent is faced with low socio-economic developments mainly caused by economic difficulties, high public debt and the impact of climate change. These challenges affect the continent’s stability and security. The European Union and Italy are interested to invest in Africa’s future, specifically in its energy field. For this investment to succeed, listening and understanding African priorities are crucial to effectively guide the Europe- Africa and Italy-Africa relations.

In light of this, the Luiss Business School in Partnership with ENI organized a two-day conference which aims to set up an international network of experts to promote the exchange of resources, expertise and analyse the best energy practices in order to enrich the public debate on energy transition between Africa and Europe. The conference was held at Luiss Campus, ROME from November 16 to 17, 2023.
The event provided a platform for leaders from major International and African Institutions, universities, think tanks and scholars to discuss about energy transition issues, in five different sessions.
CSEA’s Executive Director Dr. Chukwuka Onyekwena, was a speaker in the 5 th session titled “International players and the private Sector in Africa’s Energy Transition.” The conference concluded with the network’s (European Union and Italy) reiteration of their commitment to support the sustainable development of African.