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.
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
- 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
1-to-1 Meetings for the Delegation
18:00 – 20:00: Drinks reception for UK companies in Abidjan – to be hosted at the Embassy