Editorial by Jean-Pierre Favennec
 Dec 8, 2023

SIEPA 2024

Preparations for SIEPA 2024, which will take place on January 23 and 24, 2024 at the King Fahd in Dakar, are in full swing.

Our teams are hard at work preparing for this event, which will bring together, as usual, government ministers and directors, business leaders, experts and consultants, and of course academics, professors and students. Coming shortly after the end of COP28 in Dubai, it will provide an opportunity to discuss the prospects opened up by this very large gathering (several tens of thousands of participants). The fight against climate change, the development of renewable energies and the prospects for the fossil fuels we still need will be at the heart of the debate.

SIEPA is also taking place on the eve of the start-up of oil and gas production in Senegal. Delayed by the effects of COVID, which have delayed the availability of the equipment needed for production, hydrocarbon extractions will initially boost the country's exports, before the local use of part of the gas and oil contributes to the country's development.

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During the Dakar International Forum for Peace and Security held on November 27 and 28 at CICAD (Diamniadio - Senegal), President Macky Sall once again stressed the need for African countries to be able to produce their oil and gas reserves, at a time when certain organizations are advocating a rapid halt to all investment in the hydrocarbon sector. He pointed out that Africa contributes just 3% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, and that the bulk of CO2 "stocks" come from highly developed or rapidly developing Western and Asian countries.

The Forum insisted on good governance of natural resources.

The recipes are well known, but the evils of the "natural resource curse" are still fresh in everyone's minds. Senegal, in particular, has put in place laws and control and training mechanisms that should enable it to escape this curse.

Beyond the necessary exploitation of hydrocarbon resources, the development of renewable energies is essential.

But the African continent has only received around 2% of total investment in renewable energies worldwide. Solar, wind and geothermal energy are available resources: all African countries need is financing and technological cooperation. Financing for Africa is granted at very high interest rates, unacceptable for the continent.

Jean-Pierre Favennec
Association pour
le Développement
de l'Énergie en Afrique

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 Oct 5, 2023

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 Dec 13, 2022

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