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AFRICA NUCLEAR BUSINESS PLATFORM

15-16 October 2019 Mövenpick Nairobi, KENYA

 

This event was a historic leap forward for clean energy development in Africa and LucidCatalyst's Kirsty Gogan, Eric Ingersoll, and Steve Brick were honored to attend and present.

Africa is hungry for energy, and nuclear power could be part of the answer for an increasing number of countries. A third of the almost 30 countries currently considering nuclear power are in Africa. Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria and Sudan have already engaged with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assess their readiness to embark on a nuclear programme.

 

With this in mind, Africa Nuclear Business Platform (AFNBP) played a part in shaping the nuclear energy landscape in Africa by having this industry gathering. Hosted by Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (Kenya) and endorsed by the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE), this international industry gathering brought together a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including emerging nuclear power countries in Africa, government, regulators, technology vendors, construction companies, law firms, and financial firms.

 

Find out more here.

See a few conference photos below, and scroll down for photos of our visit to the Olkaria Geothermal Complex in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, which generates a significant portion of the country's electricity.

LucidCatalyst's Eric Ingersoll presenting at the Africa Nuclear Business Platform (ANBP)

LucidCatalyst's Kirsty Gogan leads a discussion on establishing a successful nuclear program with panelists from Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, and Uganda. 

Kirsty Gogan with Emmanuel Wandera

Emmanuel Wandera, Kirsty Gogan, and Lenka Kollar visit the Olkaria Geothermal Complex in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, which generates a significant portion of the country's electricity.

Eric Ingersoll, Kirsty Gogan, and Lenka Kollar visit the Olkaria Geothermal Complex in Kenya's Great Rift Valley

On the Kikiyu Escarpment overlooking Kenya's Great Rift Valley

Eric Ingersoll, Kirsty Gogan, and Steve Brick visit the KenGen geothermal generating company, Kenya