Africa's Emerging Energy Landscape

Trends and Opportunities for U.S. Engagement
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013
  •  **Please note this event will be held in the Russell Senate Office Building, not CSIS**

    Africa's Emerging Energy Landscape 
    Trends and Opportunities for U.S. Engagement 
    Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE)
    Chairman, Subcommittee on Africa
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee
    Ambassador Carlos Pascual
    Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs
    U.S. Department of State
    Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum
    Embassy of Ghana 
    Phillip Van Niekerk
    Managing Partner
    Calabar Consulting
    Africa’s energy landscape will change dramatically in the coming decade, as massive new gas finds off the coast of East Africa and a surge of oil exploration across the continent expand the ranks of potential energy producers. The impending energy boom offers major opportunities for investment, growth, and development on the continent. But there are uncertainties around the speed with which new resources can be brought to market and whether African government will avoid the “resource curse” and manage these resources to ensure broad-based, inclusive growth. Please join the CSIS Africa Program for a session that will examine how these new trends might influence geopolitical and governance dynamics on the continent; how the U.S. private sector is responding; and how the U.S. government might work with African governments and civil society to amplify development and growth opportunities. In a closing keynote, Senator Coons will offer his perspective on how U.S. engagement with Africa can maximize the many areas of common interest and mutual benefit that the continent’s current growth surge and promising energy future afford. 
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