The Chairman of Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF), Dr Daniel Adeuyi, says the 2021 virtual conference of the forum scheduled for Aug.5 and Nov.30, will focus on powering industrialization.
Adeuyi stated this in a statement by Mr Adekunle Makinde, the former National Chairman of Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), on Friday in Lagos.
He said that the conference titled: “Powering a Sustainable Industrial Revolution” would review the growth in the power sector, identify energy transition priorities for Nigeria and Africa on the road to the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference.
“It will also highlight energy financing solutions for agri-food services and award winners of the energy ideas competition,” he said.
NEF Chairman said this year’s edition would assemble key insights from stakeholders and identify recommendations for a just, equitable and sustainable energy transition to foster inclusive electricity sector growth.
“It will also upscale climate-smart energy finance and facilitate a green industrial revolution.
“NEF 2021 will feature over four best in class capacity building virtual workshops; they are Energy Pacesetters Panel, supported by All On.
“Power Sector Impact Workshop, by USAID Nigeria Power Sector Programme, Agri-Food Energy Solutions by NIEEE-NEF and GEF-SGP and Africa Energy Innovation Contest is NIEEE-NEF and All on Hub,” he said.
Adeuyi said that over 800 participants were expected to engage with the virtual conference.
According to him, the aim of the NEF 2021 conference is to demonstrate a new approach for up-skilling and re-skilling energy sector professionals across the transition to a net-zero power system.
JULY 30th 2021