Initiate! Virtual African Utility Week Registrations Open 11-15 May 2020

Date: May 8, 2020

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa may have been postponed to 24-26 November 2020 but due to popular demand for information, expert opinion and connections with your peers and customers, we’re proud to announce the launch of the Virtual Event taking place on 11-15 May 2020.

As the recognised platform for the industry, we’re here to support you during one of the most challenging times our industry has faced. Join us and…·

  • KEEP ENGAGED with expert speakers on the industry’s hot topics
  • GET INFORMED about the latest insights and solutions with 10 sessions over five days
  • STAY CONNECTED with your peers through our exclusive virtual matchmaking

Find out more about the world-class speakers, insightful programme and virtual matchmaking now.


11 May 2020
13:00 – Keynote: Exploring private sector participation in African power and water sector
15:00 – Adopting new behaviours to influence emissions across Africa

12 May 2020
13:00 – POWERGEN AFRICA: Maintenance: key to keeping the lights on
15:00 – The energy transition for Africa in a post COVID-19 world

13 May 2020
13:00 – Initiate!: Investment opportunities for South African SMMEs working in the green economy
15:00 – Energy access matters

14 May 2020
12:30 – CEO Forum: Financial Health in the aftermath of Covid-19: lessons learnt and best practice for African Power Utilities
15:00 – Impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s water sector

15 May 2020
13:00 – Municipal Leaders Forum: Solutions for City and Municipal revenue management
15:00 – Key considerations in smart grid and metering communication


  • Batchi BALDEH, Director, Power Systems Development Department | African Development Bank
  • Gadi Taj Ndahumba, Head of Power Sector | African Legal Support Facility (ALSF)
  • Abel Tella, Director General | Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA)
  • Hiten Parmar, Director | uYilo e-Mobility Programme, South Africa
  • Egmont Otterman, Director | Infrasalience, South Africa
  • Dr Sanusi Ohiare | Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria
  • Dr Linda Davis | Giraffe BioEnergy, Kenya
  • Aaron Leopold | Africa Mini-grid Developers Association, Kenya
  • Rose Kaggwa, Director Business and Scientific Services | National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
  • Feleke Zewge Beshah, Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry/Engineering | Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • David Onyango, Former Managing Director, Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company, Current Consultant, AFDB, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO at Water Research Commission, South Africa
  • Feleke Zewge Beshah, Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry/Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


Sign up and attend at least one webinar and gain free access to virtual matchmaking. This is a unique opportunity to be part of our online community with virtual meeting opportunities led by AI-powered matchmaking to discuss and source products and services, peer-to-peer networking and idea sharing.

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