The 2015 World Energy Council Executive Assembly and World Energy Leaders’ Summit will be taking place at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 26 – 30 October 2015.
The event will bring together energy ministers from across Africa, leaders of the largest global energy companies and country delegates from the council’s 95 national Member Committees from around the world.
This will be the first time this global energy event will hold in sub-Saharan Africa, and the discussions will focus on how to end energy poverty in Africa, the place of hydrocarbons in the Continent’s long-term energy plans and the role of renewables in ensuring a sustainable energy future for Africa.
The World Energy Council is the UN-accredited global energy body, formed in 1923. And by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies, and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue, the Council has, over the 80 years of its existence, informed global, regional and national energy strategies.
What opportunities are there for West Africa’s young energy professionals?
In cooperation with the Future Energy Leaders’ Program of the World Energy Council (WEC), three (3) young energy professionals from the ECOWAS region will be given the opportunity to participate in these events, as the region’s young energy ambassadors.
Through the framework of the ECOWAS Initiative on Youth Leadership Development in Energy, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) will select young energy professionals to participate in the World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders’ Summit, as well as the other events that will take place during that period.
These young energy professionals will be selected to represent the three languages of the ECOWAS region, and will continue to serve as the representatives/focal points of the ECOWAS Network of Young Energy Researchers after these events (See Concept Note for more information).
To this end, young and ambitious energy professionals with a zeal, and capacity, for contributing actively to the region’s energy development will be sought out.
The Future Energy Leaders’ Summit will provide a platform for these young West Africans to associate and exchange ideas with other young and aspiring energy leaders from other parts of the world, as well as senior energy professionals. Through their active participation in the panels and round-table discussions these energy ambassadors will ensure that the resolutions from the discussions reflect the present situation and needs of the ECOWAS region, as it concerns energy access, security and environmental sustainability.
For more information about:
- The World Energy Council click here
- The World Energy Council’s Work Programme click here
- World Energy Executive Assembly and World Energy Leaders’ Summit click here
- Future Energy Leaders Program click here
- Agenda – Future Energy Leaders’ Summit
- Concept Note: ECOWAS Initiative on Youth Leadership Development in Energy
- Note Conceptuelle: Initiative de la CEDEAO pour le developpement du leadership des jeunes dans le domaine de l’energie
- Documento de Síntese : Iniciativa da CEDEAO no desenvolvimento da liderança da juventude na energia