More than 40 leaders in the hydropower sector in Africa will gather in Cape Town, South Africa between between the 21st and the 22nd of April in 2020, to discuss on the theme potential future prospects of hydropower for a sustainable Africa at the African Hydropower Forum (AHF) 2020.

Hydropower presents an opportunity for economic development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Hydropower potential exceeds current and medium term demand in the African region and, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the cost of electricity from hydropower projects remains the lowest among renewable energy sources globally.

Governments in Africa are putting in efforts to increase investment both in hydropower projects which will enable interconnection projects to have a transformative impact across African region. This is because hydropower development is considered a priority owing to its major role in buffering against fluctuations in production.

AHF 2020 brings together industry, government, finance and civil society to set priorities for the future of the hydropower sector. It is a flagship event and the essential forum for the African hydropower sector to share experiences, debate key issues, review improvements and consider future opportunities for the industry.

The forum will also bring together industry professionals in Africa (a continent with excellent infrastructure and a variety of dams) and beyond to discuss water and energy issues relevant to Africa. It will cover areas like civil works and challenging conditions, hydrology, and flood and drought management, hydro technology, environmental and social aspects, and much more.

ARE is a media partner of the forum.


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Date events
21 April 2020 to 22 April 2020
Cape Town, South Africa


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