AfDB to emphasise African oil, gas and finance at African Energy Week

SInge gas flaringDr Arron Tchouka Singhe, chief oil sector officer at the African Development Bank (AfDB), has been confirmed as a speaker at African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, taking place from 9-12 November in Cape Town

Dr Singhe will emphasise the role of multilateral financing institutions and the oil and gas industry in Africa’s energy sector, promoting critical investment that will drive Africa’s energy future.

The AfDB represents the largest multilateral financing institution in Africa, providing critical finance to African governments and private companies investing in the continent. With a core mission to reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilise resources for the continent’s economic and social development, the bank has played a pivotal role in driving Africa’s energy sector growth and development.

The bank is focused on driving investment in African markets, and aims to stimulate and mobilise internal and external resources to do so, providing its member countries with critical financial assistance. To date, the AfDB has an active portfolio of energy projects totaling US$12bn across the continent. 

As chief oil sector officer at the AfDB, Dr Singhe is responsible for coordinating the Bank’s activities in the oil sector. Accordingly, at AEW 2021 in Cape Town, Dr Singhe will be instrumental in driving a strong African oil narrative, offering valuable insights regarding the exploitation of oil and gas resources. By connecting with stakeholders and offering a dialogue on local content and domestic gas linkages, flare elimination and gas utilisation and monetisation, low carbon pathways for the oil and gas industry and strategies for economic diversification driven by oil and gas, Dr Singhe will heavily promote investment in Africa. 

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