A Green Future for Young Africa

Last year I attended the first African Student Energy Summit in collaboration with Greenshift Africa, took place in June at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

The summit was well attended, with over 300 students present from across the continent over a period of two days.
The summit marked the first of the numerous international Student Energy Summits to be held in Africa. Occurring simultaneously with similar summits held in Europe, North America and Latin America, linking young Africans with the youth around the world.

The theme for 2014  was “Powering the Future.” The summit aimed to challenge young African students across the continent  to provide African solutions for African problems. It is important to look at different ways of approaching energy issues, where a large portion of the continent is underdeveloped and disadvantaged. The challenge is not only to address how to move towards a renewable energy future, but to also address key issues such as accessibility, affordability and reliability of these energy sources.

The summit was also an opportunity for industry, academia and the youth to interact and find unique and innovating opportunities for the energy sector. The running theme was to find solutions that incorporate sustainability and green thinking while ensuring the socio-economic well being of Africans.

Two days of intense talks and workshops, many ideas shared and debated. It was a great pleasure and opportunity to interact with so many different people who brought a voice, not only for their country but their generation.

The future is bright for us if young willing and winning minds are at the helm.

Student Energy Summit

Student Energy Summit

Student Energy Summit

Student Energy Summit

Student Energy Summit

Srudent Energy Summit

Srudent Energy Summit

Srudent Energy Summit

Srudent Energy Summit

Srudent Energy Summit

Srudent Energy Summit

Srudent Energy Summit

Srudent Energy Summit

Srudent Energy Summit

Srudent Energy Summit

Srudent Energy Summit

Srudent Energy Summit

Student Energy Summit

Student Energy Summit

Student Energy Summit

Student Energy Summit

Student Energy Summit

Student Energy Summit

Student Energy Summit

Student Energy Summits

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2 thoughts on “A Green Future for Young Africa

  1. This issue is very serious and interesting when it comes to the point of being innovative, strategising the new energy resources in Africa as a whole. Basically we the blacks we have that black mentality of being lazy to think. We rely on the whites.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Onkgopotse. On the contrary , young Africans are actually finding their own path. Young people do not see the need to wait ,but rather do for themselves. There are many people and movements that are run by African people, without the help of ‘whites”. Keep on he lookout. Start something yourself 😉

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