Fireside chat: Innovation Engine - Empowering Africa’s green ICT start-ups

Monday, November 8, 2021 10:20 AM to 10:45 AM
Green ICT: Building a Sustainably Powered Continent
Fireside Chat


  • Status: $200M was invested in African green energy start-ups in 2020, an impressive, and growing, figure but one that needs to grow by magnitudes to provide a viable alternative to the fossil fuel industry - is this investment growth likely in the next 5 years?

  • Fresh thinking: The most valuable thing Africa’s green energy entrepreneurs can deliver is new, innovative solutions to one of the planet’s biggest challenges - climate change 

  • Funding: Securing investment is a challenge for any start-up, perhaps nowhere more so than in the renewable energy sector. Challenges include slow return on investment, lack of interest from local banks and increased market volatility driven by the COVID-19 pandemic