Doing business in any country takes more than just a sound knowledge of business practices.
A grasp on specific government regulation, policy and culture is needed too. What is practical in one country does not work in the next.
This is especially true for Doing Business in Africa, which is the title of a series of webinars and roundtables, to be hosted online by Future Energy East Africa and Future Energy Nigeria.
The free 6-part series of online conversations will provide insight to better understand available opportunities and avoid the pitfalls in the African power and energy sector.
Natalie Bacon, Clarion Energy Africa programme director says the mission is to engage international and regional audiences by providing a space for country specialists to lead facilitated discussions and networking.
“With the current absence of live events and face-to-face meetings, we want to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing. Although digital roundtables can’t compete with a meeting during the conference coffee break, we hope it opens doors and leads to business opportunities in the African power and energy sector,” explained Bacon.
Country-by-country digital spotlights to grapple with business opportunities
The series will kick off with an intimate digital dialogue with Dr Albert Butare, a former Minister of State for Infrastructure in the Republic of Rwanda, now CEO of Africa Energy Services Group.
As a consultant, Butare now grapples with the concept of taking a business principle for granted in one country, but doing things in a completely different way somewhere else.
The Doing Business in Africa digital dialogue will take place on 8 October at 11.00 SAT.
This will be followed by:
Thursday 15 October 2020 at 14.00 SAT
Roundtable: Renewable energy projects in Nigeria
Thursday 22 October 2020 at 15.00 SAT
Roundtable: Private sector participation in Rwanda’s Vision 2050
Tuesday 27 October 220 at 15.00 SAT
Roundtable: Exploring the New Energy Act in Kenya
Wednesday 4 November 2020 at 15.00 SAT
Roundtable: Uganda’s integrated approach to electrification
Monday 9 November 2020 at 15.00 SAT
Roundtable: Ghana’s Power Compact II
Visit the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa website for more information about the country specialists driving the conversations and objectives of the different roundtables.
Register for Doing Business in Africa webinar.