African Energy Week (AEW)

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) is proud to announce that Rebecca Enonchong, Chairperson of the African Center for Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship; founder and CEO of AppsTech and I/O Spaces; and Chairman of the Board of AfriLabs, will speak at this year’s edition of the African Energy Week (AEW) conference and exhibition (, Africa’s premier event for the energy sector, which will take place from October 18-21, 2022, in Cape Town. With discussions during the conference mainly focused on the need for an energy transition tailored to Africa; implementing Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) with large-scale energy projects; and the role technology plays in making energy poverty history, speaker confirmations made by industry experts like Enonchong will be critical.

Describing himself as a technology fanatic, Enonchong represents one of Africa’s leading innovators, promoting the transformative potential of technology in Africa. Having founded several businesses, including her first, AfriLabs – a network organization with over 80 innovation centers in 27 African countries, serving as hubs for future entrepreneurs – Enonchong is committed to expanding the penetration of technology solutions in her the entire African economy in general. Similarly, its ActivSpaces business also serves as an incubator, with centers based primarily in rural areas to improve human capital development and expand technological innovation beyond urban boundaries. Through its businesses, various programs and on-the-ground initiatives, Enonchong continues to drive the technology of the future in Africa.

Her success as an entrepreneur and technology innovator has also been recognized globally, having been ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 female tech founders to watch in Africa in 2014 and named one of the 100 most influential Africans. influential in science, technology and technology. Innovation in 2017. As such, backed by a wealth of experience in the technology sector and with a commitment to develop a competitive and technology-driven economy in Africa, Enonchong represents a keynote speaker at the continent’s premier energy event, AEW 2022.

At a time when the African energy sector is on the cusp of a transformation, largely due to new oil and gas discoveries translating into large-scale developments; energy transition requiring accelerated adoption of renewable energies; and recent commitments to reduce emissions across the energy value chain, technological innovation in energy is key. While climate change has become a growing concern, leading stakeholders to demand significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, over 600 million people in Africa are still without access to electricity and over 900 million people without access to clean cooking solutions. Therefore, unlocking the new technology will not only ensure the prevention of climate change and the acceleration of the energy transition, but also the acceleration of Africa’s socio-economic development.

“Africa’s industrialization will require significant innovation within the technology space and stakeholders like Enonchong are driving success in this direction. With a passion for technology and Africa, Enonchong has and continues to be instrumental in the development of African economies through the widespread adoption of technology solutions. As AEW 2022 moves to make history of energy poverty on the back of every energy source in Africa, taking African-led solutions will be key to unlocking a new era of growth and development. This is what AEW 2022 stands for and what experts like Enonchong will be leading at the event in Cape Town,” says NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (AEC).

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of African Energy Week (AEW).

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About African Energy Week (AEW):
AEW 2022 is AEC’s annual conference, exhibition and networking event. AEW 2022 brings together African energy stakeholders with international investors and partners to drive industry growth and development and promote Africa as an energy investment destination. Major organizations such as the African Organization of Petroleum Producers, as well as African heavyweights including Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria, have partnered with AEW, reinforcing the role the event will play in Africa’s energy future.

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