Launch of GWEC Africa WindPower
On 30 September, the Global Wind Energy Council, supported by GET.invest, will launch Africa WindPower. The initiative aims to accelerate the deployment of wind power in the African continent. Africa WindPower is an Africa-based organisation, focused on the promotion of zero-carbon, cost-competitive, wind energy across the African Continent, with the ability to draw upon the expertise and knowledge of the global wind energy industry.
Africa WindPower (AWP) was created to address a clear need for a regional body to offer a platform for dialogue between Africa’s wind industry and government stakeholders, with the ultimate goal of scaling up and accelerating wind project development and deployment.
AWP’s mission is to create a bridge between government stakeholders including energy ministries, national utilities and regulators, project developers, other companies in the wind sector, along with the financial community to drive the uptake of wind energy across Africa as a key source of clean, affordable energy generation, economic growth and solution to climate change.
The Launch Event is an opportunity to reinforce the compelling case for Wind Energy in Africa. To do this, the Africa WindPower will be drawing on voices from across the Continent, representing North, West, East and Southern regions. The event will also feature contributions from leading companies, the World Bank IFC, government representatives and local community leaders.
The Africa WindPower team will be broadcasting the Launch Event live from Kipeto in Kenya, the site of Africa’s newest wind farm.
The official launch of Africa Windpower will take place on September 30, 2021 from 14:00 – 15:00 (EAT).