UK-Cote d'Ivoire Energy Transition & Countdown to COP26

26th-27th October 2021, London and Abidjan

EVENT SYNOPSIS

As part of a series of meetings on private sector climate engagement ahead of COP26, DMA are very pleased to host this high-level event with the British and Ivorian Governments and the UK-CDI Chamber of Commerce on 26-27 October, 2021.

Against the background of the uncertainty around international travel and in-person meetings, DMA is hosting this two-day innovative, clean energy hybrid event combining socially distanced physical meetings at the embassy in the UK, connected via a digital platform to the government of Cote d’Ivoire.

Day one sees the government introduced to delegates and its present position in the run up to #COP26. Green and transition energy companies then meet privately with ministries, regulators and businesses across the renewable energy landscape recreating the energy of in-person meetings, without the real challenges of intercontinental travel to Abidjan.

As with all DMA activity, attendance is free, but very limited and you may attend the in-person event in either country or join digitally for all or part of its duration.

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

* pre-recorded

DAY 1

09:00 – 09:10: Mission Opening*

  • British Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ivorian Ambassador in the UK

09:10 – 09:20: Mission Keynote*

  • The Lord Sheikh, Chairman, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Côte d’Ivoire

09:20 – 09:30: Roadmap to COP26 and beyond*

  • Ministry of Mines, Petroleum Resources and Energy

09:30 – 10:00: The Ivorian offer*

This session will feature spotlight on renewable energy (solar, on and off grid, energy efficiency, biomass), sustainable agriculture, social housing and a discussion.

  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • CEPCI
  • CI-Energies
  • Côte d’Ivoire Chamber in Great Britain 

10:00 – 10:30: Investing to Achieve Net Zero*

  • COP26 Representative
  • UK Export Finance
  • World Bank/IFC

10:30 – 11:15: Introduction to UK Companies

This session would see UK companies introduced to The Government of Cote d’Ivoire as well as Ivorian companies via video link

11:15 – 12:00: Introduction to Ivorian Companies

12:00 – 13:30: Lunch Break

13:30 – 17:30: 1-to-1 meetings between the private sector and the Ivorian Government 

DAY 2

1-to-1 Meetings for the Delegation

18:00 – 20:00: Drinks reception for UK companies in Abidjan – to be hosted at the Embassy