NAMIBIA: A GREEN HYDROGEN HUB FOR AFRICA - On September 24, 2021, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosted a public event focused on the prospect for Namibia to become a green hydrogen hub in Southern Africa. Speakers discussed the potential for green hydrogen to advance African decarbonization and the expected impact of energy innovation on African socio-economic development. H.E. Tom Alweendo MP, Namibia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, kicked off the event with keynote remarks, highlighting the Namibian government’s efforts to support green hydrogen development by creating a healthy economic environment that will attract foreign direct investment.
Following Minister Alweendo’s address, the event turned to a panel discussion featuring Andrew Herscowitz, Chief Development Officer of the US International Development Finance Cooperation, H.E. Obeth Kandjoze, Namibian Minister and Director General of the National Planning Commission, H.E. Ipumbu Shiimi, Namibian Minister of Finance, Dr. Sara Vakhshouri, Founder and President of SVB Energy International, and Amb. Rama Yade, Director of the Atlantic Council Africa Center. Randy Bell, Director of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, moderated the discussion.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 09/24/21