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An expert view on green transition in Africa


Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid. ECDPM Great Insights magazine, Volume 10, Issue 2

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In this podcast, ECDPM’s Bruce Byiers speaks with Commissioner Dr Abou-Zeid about what green transition means on the Africa continent, with a special focus on financial, technical and infrastructure challenges. But, they also discuss opportunities, as renewable energy is becoming increasingly competitive in many African countries. Furthermore, they talk about how a continental free trade agreement can be a catalyst for more investments in digital innovation, better transportation systems and renewable energy.


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About Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid

Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid is the African Union Commissioner in charge of Infrastructure, Energy & ICT. For more than 30 years, Dr Abou-Zeid has served in leadership positions in international organisations. She has managed AfDB largest operational portfolio and implemented national and continental multi-sectoral development programmes, including the world’s largest solar power plant. An Egyptian national, Dr Abou-Zeid holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering, Cairo University; MBA, Université Senghor; MPA, Harvard University; and Ph.D. Economic Development, The University of Manchester.

Twitter: @HEDrAbouZeid

This article is published in Great Insights Volume 10, Issue 2

Cross-cutting TopicsClimate adaptationGreen transitionAfrica

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