TICAD 8 Official Side Event “Energy Transition for Africa: Realistic Utilization of Renewables with African Countries” to be Held

August 19, 2022

As an official side event of the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will co-host a webinar on adopting sustainable energy on Wednesday, August 24.


The main feature of the webinar, an official side event of TICAD 8, will be the panel discussion on the current situation surrounding the adoption of renewable energy in Africa and prospects for promoting energy transitions. Government officials from African countries that have some of the highest potential for renewable energy in the world will be invited to hold a wide variety of discussions on the situation and direction of future initiatives in their own countries and regions.
As an introduction, IRENA will deliver a lecture on joint efforts it is working on toward achieving energy transitions in Africa mainly to renewable energy, and on the results of analyses that will be the key to the renewable energy market in Africa.
After the panel discussion, companies from Japan and Africa will give presentations on their initiatives related to renewable energy and energy transitions in Africa.

Date and format


August 24 (Wed.), 2022
17:00-19:00 Japan time / 9:00-11:00 Tunisia time / 12:00-14:00 UAE time


Online (Registration in advance is required)


Note: The content, order, and participants of the program are subject to change

  1. Welcome/Opening remarks (METI, IRENA)
  2. Scene-setting presentations (IRENA)
    – IRENA’s engagement with Africa
    – Key insights from the Africa RE market analysis by IRENA
  3. Panel discussion & interventions (Moderator: METI)
    – Panel discussion (Representatives of the Department of Energy from several African countries)
    Theme: Driving Africa’s energy transition through international cooperation to address opportunities and challenges
    – Interventions (Japanese and African companies)
    Theme: Expanding renewable energy technologies and business projects in Africa’s energy transitions.


Simultaneous interpretations available in Japanese, English, French, Arabic, and Portuguese

Participation fee and how to apply

Participation fee