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Africa's Changing Energy Landscape

April 20, 2015 • 9:00 – 11:45 am EDT
New oil and gas discoveries across Africa have raised hopes among governments and citizens alike that major investments to spur economic growth and development are the horizon. But the recent collapse in oil prices and broader unease around the energy market leave the timetable for capitalizing on these new discoveries uncertain. Join us for a pair of panel discussions on what these discoveries mean for Africa's energy landscape and what role renewable energy sources can play in broader efforts to increase energy access and support development across the continent. The conference will serve as the launch of the new CSIS report, "Africa's New Energy Producers: Making the Most of Emerging Opportunities."
Panelists will include:
Christopher A. Smith
Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Diana Jensen
Managing Director, Renewable Energy Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Zephyr Taylor
Clean Energy Program Lead, USAID
H. Jeffrey Leonard
President and CEO, Global Environment Fund
David Goldwyn
President, Goldwyn Global Strategies
Ethan Zindler
Head of Americas and Head of Policy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Senior Associate, CSIS Energy and National Security Program
Jennifer Cooke
Director, CSIS Africa Program