Why attend?


  • Initiate! – Understand how innovation is providing an influential tool for transforming Africa’s challenges into unique opportunities. The result; a continent catapulting past traditional structures becoming the ground for global solutions of the future. 
  • Innovations proposed simultaneously, moderated by an industry expert
  • 10-15 minute pitches 
  • A solution based programme: industry experts moderate sessions; an interactive showcase
  • Tackling barriers to energy: Financial, Security, Technology, Construction, Access, Governmental 


  • Hear from passionate individuals whose time and money is invested in making a grass roots difference to the energy and water industry 
  • Understand the hurdles preventing Africa from economic development and learn about the potential solutions
  • Facilitation of knowledge sharing 
  • Adapt to the social, economic, and environmental barriers of energy development 
  • Network with African investment authorities and learn about the latest projects which require funding 
  • Satisfy your networking desires and interact with industry professionals 
  • A unique opportunity with exposure to: financiers, charities, academics and potential investors.
  • Free to attend 
  • All in one location, time saving opportunity


  • Financiers and funders
  • Chief Innovation/Technology Officers
  • Students
  • Academics
  • Business Accelerators 
  • Start-Up Communities 
  • Technology Companies 
  • Associations 
  • Charities 
  • Venture Capitalists 


Tuesday 16 May 2017

9:30 –11:30   AUW Opening Keynote


Initiate your career - Preparing and connecting Africa’s young talent with leading African employers


Daniel Antwi, Africa Regional Business and Partnerships Manager, Africa Internship Academy, Ghana



              Strengthening gender diversity in the workforce                 

Moderator:  Senior representative, WiAP, Power Africa



Senior Representative, Kenya Power, Kenya

Senior Reprsenative, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), USA




                                     Women in Energy & Water Lunch                     

Shining a light on the role that women currently play in Africa’s energy and water sector, and the tremendous potential they hold to shape a vibrant and growing industry    

Invite only  


Engineer your career growth in the power sector- Recommendations for your future



Izael Da Silva, Director, Acting DVC Research and Innovation, Centre for Research In Energy And Energy Conservation, Strathmore University, Kenya


Sean Gibson, MD, Altgen, South Africa

How to cultivate and manage a responsible digital footprint



Maritha Pritchard, Department of Strategic Communication, University of Johannesburg, South Africa*

Ngonidzashe Katsamba, Branding and Communications Manager, Higherlife Foundation, Zimbabwe*



Future Executives – reaching upper rungs of the corporate world



Elsie Pule, Group Executive, Human Resources, Eskom, South Africa

Florence Nsubuga, Executive Director, Umeme, Uganda*



How to structure an internship that is great for the intern and the manager


Ronald Chauke, Chief Operations Officer, Southern African Youth Movement (SAYM), South Africa



Future energy leaders meet the industry’s movers & shakers


Tomorrow’s brightest young energy professionals and top performing students who are planning a future career in the power and energy infrastructure sectors will have the opportunity to meet some of the key movers and shakers in the industry and be introduced to potential future employers, and where possible connected with internships and job opportunities