8-11 November 2021
Cotonou, Benin
Africa/Porto-Novo timezone
International conference co-organized by ANSALB and KAOW-ARSOM 8 -11 November 2021, Cotonou, Benin

Topics of the Conference

The following five topics will be discussed during the first three days (Monday to Wednesday) of the SE4A 2021 conference, addressing an international audience concerned with issues related to socio-economic development and energy access :

  • Energy is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa
    • (1) Energy access and social & economic development are primary drivers ("Agenda 2030", UN 2015 and “AGENDA 2063 - The Africa We Want”, AU 2015)
    • (2) Energy systems that are secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable for all (while minimising raw materials and energy used in all transformation processes)
  • Energy value chain (including conversion and end-use technologies) 
    • (3) Power and storage technologies, aiming at providing energy services for all (while optimising efficiency, from households to industry, from kWh to TWh)
    • (4) Development and economics of power system (e.g. reliability of the electricity grid) and of heating/cooling sector
  • Research, innovation & education in connection with the energy-intensive sectors
    • (5) Explore the role of scientific resources and capacity building as a response to the needs of emerging countries in the sectors of transport, residential, industry, services.
      - how can Africa's natural resources benefit all citizens ?