Introductory remarks by Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Founding Member of the EU-Africa High-Level Group of Personalities, and Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships.
Scene setting by Damilola Ogunbiyi, Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy, and Chief Executive Officer of SEforALL, and Kandeh Yumkella, Special Advisor on leading African energy initiatives and agricultural economist. This will be followed by an open debate.
Institutional perspectives will be provided by both Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission and Amani Abou- Zeid, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, with Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), providing insights from the African Ministerial Roundtable the day before.
The final part of the meeting will focus on the upcoming strategic milestones for Africa-Europe cooperation and orientations for the HLG report on the green agenda, sustainable sustainable energy and agriculture.