Nuclear power could solve Africa’s hunger for energy – Kenya Nuclear Agency boss


Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria and Sudan have already engaged with the International Atomic Energy Agency to assess their readiness to embark on a nuclear programme.

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Senior nuclear stakeholders from international and African companies and government agencies will gather at the 9th edition of Nuclear Business Platform, being held at the Mövenpick Nairobi Hotel on 15-16 October 2019.

Hosted by the Kenyan Nuclear Power and Energy Agency and endorsed by the African Commission on Nuclear Energy, this year’s event will focus on how global suppliers and African governments can potentially work together and contribute to the nuclear development in Africa.

Charles Keter, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum, Ministry of Energy, will be delivering the keynote address at the event.

This conference will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including: global nuclear industry developments, latest technology evaluation, infrastructure to support new build program, financing, economics and strategy, regulation and waste management, and enhancing international collaboration.

“What is making the event truly remarkable is the diversity of the participants with key people from across the global nuclear supply chain which provided an excellent opportunity for networking,” said Zaf Coelho, director at Industry Platform.

“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,” said Eng. Colins Gordon Juma, CEO of Nuclear Power and Energy Agency.

Juma highlighted that Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria and Sudan have already engaged with the International Atomic Energy Agency to assess their readiness to embark on a nuclear programme.

Source: ESI Africa

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