An expert view on green transition in Africa

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.
     
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    This podcast appears in the climate edition of ECDPM's Great Insights magazine – check out the full issue or the other articles and multimedia below.

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