Egypt Displays ‘Ubuntu’ Offering Energy Knowledge Sharing To All African Countries

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  • ‘Ubuntu’ has its roots in humanist African philosophy, where the idea of community is one of the building blocks of society.
  • Egypt’s energy minister Mohamed Shaker has affirmed the country’s commitment to working with the East Africa Power Pool (EAPP) countries plus all other African countries in advancing their goals in the energy sector. .

Egypt’s energy minister Mohamed Shaker has expressed Egypt’s desire to share its experiences and its best practices in all fields of energy including rural electrification, renewable energy, improving energy efficiency and planning electricity projects, implementing them with all African countries.

Shaker made this declaration when he participated at the 14th ministerial meeting of the EAPP, which was held last week in Entebbe, Uganda. The minister said that Egypt looks forward to hosting the next ministerial meeting of the EAPP.

During the ministerial meeting, Shaker pointed out to the important role played by electricity linkage projects in achieving development in EAPP member states. Sharing on some of the achievements in the last four years, the minister noted that Egyptian energy sector succeeded in adding 25,000MW to the national power grid.

Shaker also revealed that Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding and a cooperation agreement with the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation (GEIDCO), making a member of the organisation.

Under the agreement, Egypt and GEIDCO will collaborate in a number of fields including conducting research on energy strategy in Egypt, strengthening development of using renewable energy and electric networks integration, and technical consultation on smart grid applications.

Author: Babalwa Bungane

This article was originally published on ESI Africa and is republished with permission with minor editorial changes.



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