GEAPP at Africa Climate Summit

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From 4th to 6th September 2023, Kenya will co-host the inaugural Africa Climate Summit (ACS) with the African Union Commission (AUC) in Nairobi. Under the leadership of H.E. President of Kenya, Dr. William Samoei Ruto, the ACS will bring together leaders from Africa and beyond; development partners; IGOs; private sector; academia; civil society organisations; women and youth to design and catalyse actions and solutions for climate change in Africa by providing a platform to deliberate on the nexus between climate change, Africa’s development reality, and the need to push for increased investment in climate action globally, and specifically in Africa.

GEAPP’s Support for ACS

GEAPP is honoured to be one of the sponsors of the Africa Climate Summit. Our partnership with the ACS is rooted in practical support, technical expertise, and funding. It is part of our shared mission of working with dedicated partners and governments in Africa and around the world, as well as with the private sector, civil society and philanthropic institutions.

We are grateful for the opportunity to support the Government of Kenya in building ACS as a platform for collaboration, where the interests of Africa and the global community are harmonized to achieve our common global climate goals under the Paris Agreement.

Joseph Ng’ang’a, GEAPP’s Vice President of Africa, was appointed by HE President Ruto as CEO of the ACS. He is seconded independently from GEAPP, where he is leading the ACS secretariat, overseeing the planning and coordination of all activities related to the summit.

GEAPP shares the vision that the inaugural ACS marks a critical opportunity for African leadership in uniting the world in practical action around the urgent climate change agenda. The summit is an inclusive and collaborative forum for African nations to address climate change while advancing Africa’s interests and priorities, including sustainable, socio-economic development, including accelerating universal access to clean energy.

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At ACS, GEAPP will come together with governments, technology, policy and development partners, and the private sector to tackle the twin challenges of energy access and transition in emerging and developing countries in particular through the following themes:

  • Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE): End-to-end support across the off-grid sector, through mini and metro solar and hydro grids.
  • Greening the grid: Working with national utilities and the private sector to enable larger-scale renewable generation in the on-grid mix, and to strengthen transmission and distribution.
  • Greening economy: Creating jobs and industries around the energy transition providing support to SMEs, JET-Ps, retraining, and reskilling.

For more information including the ACS agenda, please visit

Join our side events at ACS

  • Carbon Finance for eCooking in Africa: Investment Preparedness Roundtable

3 September, 14:00 -18:00, Trademark Hotel

  • Leveraging AI and Technology to Secure Africa’s Climate Future

5 September, 17:30-18:30, KICC

  • Battergy Energy Storage System (BESS)

6 September, 9:00-10:30, Serena Hotel

  • Mobilizing African Youth for Careers in Climate and Clean Energy

6 September, 10:00-11:00, KICC

  • Powering Prosperity in Africa Through Scalable Green DREs and Minigrids

6 September, 11:00-12:00, KICC | Register