Uber and Nissan partner with Africa's Green Economy Summit in Cape Town from 22–24 February

By: Africa's Green Economy Summit
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Feb. 2, 2023 - PRLog -- The organisers of Africa's Green Economy Summit, taking place in Cape Town from 22–24 February, have announced that global mobility giant Uber and car manufacturer Nissan will be official partners of the event. In addition, several more very prominent speakers have been confirmed for the packed two-day investment gathering.

Africa's Green Economy Summit will bring together investors, developers and governments, highlighting investment prospects that exist in the fields of green hydrogen, EVs and hybrid vehicles, energy storage, solar, hydro and wind energy, infrastructure development, urban sustainability as well as manufacturing. It is part of the E-Fest Cape Town that will culminate in the Formula E 2023 Cape Town E-Prix race in the same week on 25 February 2023.

"There are huge opportunities for Africa to take advantage of business and technology innovation to drive green growth opportunities on the continent that will give both good climate outcomes but increase incomes and growth on the continent. This will require public policymakers, private entrepreneurs, investors and the financial sector to work together in a coordinated way to deliver on these opportunities."

So says John Roome, the World Bank's South Asia Regional Director of Sustainable Development, and moderator of the session on "Accelerating Green Investment in Africa" at the summit.

Uber and African Union Commissioner among new speakers
Several more very prominent speakers have been confirmed for the packed two-day summit programme. They include:
  • Kagiso Khaole, General Manager, Southern Africa, Uber, South Africa.
    - Keynote address in the session on "Mobility for Social Inclusion and Economic Opportunity".
  • H.E. Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission, Ethiopia.
    - Opening session keynote speaker: "De-risking investments, so lenders and investors can support Africa's net zero transition – the African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB)".
  • Nangula Uaandja, President, Namibian Investment Promotions Development Board, Namibia.
    - Expert panellist in discussion on "Accelerating Green Investment in Africa".
  • Dr Amany Asfour, President, Africa Business Council, Egypt.
    - Day 2 keynote speaker: "Driving pan-African results by bringing together private sector and policy-makers to support extra and intra-African trade, investment and pan-African enterprise".
  • Mandy Rambharos, Vice-President: Global Climate Cooperation, Environmental Defence Fund, United States (former head of Climate Just Transition at Eskom)
    - Expert panellist in discussion on "Accelerating Green Investment in Africa".
  • Prof Henry Tse, Director of New Mobility Technologies, Catapult Connected Places, UK
    - Panellist in innovation discussion in session on "Mobility for Social Inclusion and Economic Opportunity".
  • Michelle McLean-Bailey, Tourism and Investment Consultant. - Master of ceremonies on Day 2.

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