Energy Sector Collaboration in the Spotlight at Africa Energy Indaba

GET.transform contributes cooperation insights to expert panel in AUDA-NEPAD session
Ene Macharm, Head of Global Partnerships at GET.transform, speaking at the Africa Energy Indaba
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Capetown, South Africa recently hosted the 16th edition of the Africa Energy Indaba which is considered the continent´s definitive energy event where different industry leaders, stakeholders, policy makers and innovators from across the African continent and beyond come together to discuss and seek solutions towards a sustainable energy future.

GET.transform had the honor of participating in one of the panel discussions centered around the topic of fostering collaboration in the energy sector hosted by Dr. Towela Nyirenda-Jere of the African Union Development Agency AUDA-NEPAD. Ene Macharm, Head of Global Partnerships at GET.transform, joined the session “From Potential to Power: Building a Collaborative Future for Africa’s Energy Sector”  along with Stephen Dihwa from the Southern African Power Pool, Malama Chileshe from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) as well as Wangari Muchiri from the Global Wind Energy Council.

The panellists provided varied private and public sector perspectives and were united in the view that it takes more connections and alignment between different sector stakeholders to advance Africa’s energy infrastructure at the required speed.

Ms. Macharm highlighted how GET.transform helps to scale successful approaches towards achieving energy transformation in Africa working in collaboration with others to unlock private sector investments for example the support provided to SAPP and the Government of Namibia on the Market Access Guide as well as the support to partner countries on distributed generation with huge potential to scale to additional countries.

The conference also set the stage for strengthening existing partnerships. The African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with COMESA and GET.transform and reinforced the commitment to jointly advance successful energy sector transformations in Africa.

GET.transform will continue to apply learnings from national projects to promote the harmonisation of regulatory frameworks for decentralised renewables on a continental level and support regional institutions and partner countries in making significant headway towards achieving energy and climate goals.

Learn more about our regional work in Africa.

Ene Macharm, Head of Global Partnerships at GET.transform, on an expert panel at Africa Energy Indaba
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Ene Macharm, GET.transform signing MOU with AFUR and COMESA
Signing of Memorandums of Understanding between AFUR, COMESA and GET.transform (c) GET.transform