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William Kamkwamba, inventor, engineer and subject of the 2019 Hollywood film ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’, joins an extraordinary group of global entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss ’empowerment and access to energy’ at the Youth Energy Summit (YES!)

Our vision is to empower 100,000 more ‘Williams’ by aef2029 to close the gap between population growth and energy access. Initiative exists, need exists, entrepreneurs are everywhere and YES! is here to identify them and give them the tools to succeed…” Harry Gibson, EnergyNet (www.EnergyNet.co.uk).

William will join:

  • Joseph Nganga from the Rockefeller Foundation & Global Energy Alliance for People and the Planet;
  • Anne EzehChief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at GE Gas Power;
  • Dan KammenProfessor of Energy and Resources in Berkeley, California and adviser to USAID;
  • Dr Kenneth TapijeKipeto Energy
  • Habiba Ali, CEO, Sosai Renewable Energy; and others

As well as attractive students, educators, entrepreneurs and early career professionals including:

  • Atiku Jafar, Chair of the International Association of African Law Students
  • glory Oguegbu, CEO of the Renewable Energy Technology Training Institute
  • Prof. Howard NjokuNigerian University
  • Logyne ElGhorCairo University
  • Noella MolefeEskom
  • Olakunle AlaStudent and CEO of Kapit.ly
  • So CauldronJP Morgan
  • Noella MolefeEskom
  • Zeddy BaritiKenGen

Beyond Privileges

Launched at the African Energy Forum (aef) this year, the Youth Energy Summit (YES!) kicked off our journey to Nairobi in 2023 where the first full-scale ‘YES! Expo’ will be held for 1,000+ future energy actors of Africa.

YES! in Brussels welcomes 40 students, educators, early career professionals and entrepreneurs to a 3-day work seminar designed to uncover and enhance the development needs of the next generation of energy leaders. This will include inspiring and intimate discussions with prominent figures, including Habiba Ali (Sosai Energy), Dr Kenneth Tapije (Kipeto Energy) and Gamunchirai Mutoza (Africa Global Entrepreneurship Network).

After Brussels, YES! will launch a series of focus groups in Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt. It will be supported by a 24/7/365 digital platform accessible for free for YES! participants and the organizations we work with to deliver these important impact-led initiatives.

In Nairobi in 2023, YES! will provide financing for up to 1,000 ‘participants’ to travel and contribute to meetings with businesses, organizations, stakeholders and governments. We will develop individual business readiness and proliferating programs across continents to support them. Our goal is to drive the number of energy projects reaching financial close from their current lowest 10% to at least 20%, and with that, unleash the potential of young energy leaders.

To be successful, we will identify (100,000 William Kamkwambas) with a target of reaching 20,000 energy entrepreneurs from across the continent by aef26 (June 2026).

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of EnergyNet Ltd.

For more information on YES! Youth Energy Summit:
Contact: John Whiting – Head of Digital
Event date: 21-24 June 2022
Event location: Taxis & Tours, Brussels, Belgium
Organizer: EnergyNet, part of Clarion Events Ltd
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +44 (0)20 7384 8048
Website: https://bit.ly/3trQlqF

About YES! Youth Energy Summit:
YES! is a £1 million EnergyNet initiative to invest in students and their educators, early career professionals (ECPs) and entrepreneurs to increase the proliferation of corporate CSR/ESG initiatives currently sitting idle and underutilized in businesses worldwide.

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William Kamkwamba, inventor, engineer and subject of the 2019 Hollywood film ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’, joins an extraordinary group of global entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss ’empowerment and access to energy’ at the Youth Energy Summit (YES!)

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