African Oil Week partners with African Energy Commission (AFREC)

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Africa’s major energy event, Africa Oil Week ( has announced a globally significant partnership with the African Union (AU) represented by the special energy agency, the African Energy Commission (AFREC).

This partnership is a further endorsement of Africa Oil Week (AOW) as a global energy platform and forum to stimulate conversation in Africa’s energy and energy exploration sector.

As mandated by African heads of state, AFREC’s responsibility is to develop the African energy sector by coordinating, harmonizing, protecting, conserving, developing, promoting rational exploitation, commercialization and integration of energy resources for all AU Member States. AFREC is also entrusted with the obligation to manage the continental energy database – the African Energy Information System (AEIS) and ensure evidence-based policies and regulations are developed in response to the challenges facing the development of Africa’s energy sector.

As part of the African Oil Week partnership, AFREC will facilitate ministerial-level dialogue to help advance Africa’s energy development in line with the commission’s energy transition programme. The program identifies the strategies Africa needs to achieve a just energy transition in line with the AU 2063 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.

“Access to affordable clean energy for Africa can be achieved by finding policy tools that balance accessibility, reliability, affordability and low carbon impact,” said AFREC Executive Director Rashid Ali Abdallah. ”We are happy to work with AOW, to facilitate dialogue with all energy players and we look forward to important conversations”, he underlined.

“For more than 25 years, AOW has brought together governments, oil companies, investors, the exploration community and service providers. Therefore, this partnership is a major breakthrough for Africa Oil Week,” said Paul Sinclair of AOW. “Working with AFREC will open up many possibilities to shape a better future for Africa through engagement that impacts energy, which in turn will help realize our vision to enhance Africa’s energy development” he further emphasized.

African Oil Week connects more than 50 ministers and government leaders, hundreds of prominent speakers and more than 2,000 senior delegates over five days of elite conferences, exhibitions and networking platforms. This year, the AOW event takes place from October 3-7 in Cape Town, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The sister event of Africa Oil Week, the Green Energy Africa Summit (GEA Summit) ( takes place at the same time, in the same place. The harmonized conference comes as Africa faces a redeeming opportunity to use its energy resources to drive economic growth, improve service delivery, and lift millions out of poverty.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Africa Oil Week.

For more information please contact:
Ndahafa Nakwafila,

Communications and Information Specialist, African Energy Commission (AFREC), African Union
Tel: +213 23 45 9198
Email: [email protected]
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Paul Sinclair
Vice President of Energy & Director of Government Relations
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Email: [email protected]

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African Oil Week partners with African Energy Commission (AFREC)

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