About Nigeria Energy Forum

Across Africa, the key energy challenge is how to electrify millions of households, remote communities and small-scale entrepreneurs as quickly as possible. The 4th Nigeria Energy Forum 2019 (NEF2019) is set to upscale the development of sustainable energy services for all through a capacity building, training and development programme for policymakers, business leaders, energy innovators, professional engineers, industry experts and academics in Nigeria and other African countries.

High-Level Engagement NEF2018 featured high-level participation from the Government of Nigeria, OPEC Fund for International Development and Lumos Global. The 2nd edition of the forum in July 2017 had the representation of the Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Osinbajo and the Minister of Power, Mr. Fashola, both represented by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Power, Mr. Edozien.

International Collaboration Organized by a team of young energy researchers and academics in the UK, in collaboration with the Nigerian Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE). The NIEEE is the largest professional engineering institution in Nigeria with over 14,000 members.

The NIEEE-NEF 2019 is proposed to hold in Lagos, Nigeria, with the theme ‘Upscaling Clean Energy for Sustainable Development’.
The Forum aims to: ▪ Address energy access challenges, ▪ Build technical capacity, and ▪ Promote energy innovation.

It is envisaged that over 200 participants at the Forum will engage with inspiring keynote presentations and exchange knowledge across 3 technical sessions with focus on:

  • Building Prosperity Beyond the Grid
  • Maximizing Digital Energy Technologies
  • Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production
  • Over 25 technical expert speakers from different countries are expected to participate in the technical sessions

4 by 2-hour capacity building workshops each targeted to 40 participants are proposed to be delivered by international speakers and trainers.
The NEF2019 workshops are to focus on:

  • Making Bankable Energy Projects – Sterling Bank, Nigeria.
  • Cost-Reduction and Optimization of Mini-grids – by RMI, USA.
  • Nigerian Energy Support Programme II – by GIZ, Nigeria.
  • Smart Grid and Energy Storage Business Briefing – by the United States Trade and Development Agency, Nigeria.

An Energy Innovation and Poster Exhibition will be held to foster engagement with manufacturers and project developers, disseminate energy research outcomes, and initiate collaboration. The 4th Energy Innovation Competition organized by the NIEEE-NEF will inspire energy solutions, train energy innovators and promote energy entrepreneurship across Nigeria and Africa

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