UK-Ethiopia Energy Transition & COP26 Webinar



As part of a series of meetings on private sector climate engagement related to COP26, DMA are very pleased to host this high-level event with the Ethiopian Government aimed at increasing investment into renewable energies.

Against the background of the uncertainty around international travel and in-person meetings, DMA is hosting this 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 Ethiopia.

The event will see the government introduced to delegates and present its ambitious and globally lauded position following the momentum built by #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 Addis Ababa.

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



* pre-recorded 

Thursday 28th October 2021

09:00 – 09:10: Mission Opening*

  • Ethiopian Representative
  • British Representative

09:10 – 09:20: Mission Keynotes*

09:20 – 09:30: Diversifying Ethiopia’s Energy Mix*

  • Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy

09:30 – 10:00: The Ethiopian offer*

This session will feature spotlight on solar, wind, geothermal, energy efficiency, infrastructure and a discussion session. 

  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
  • Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy
  • The Ethiopian Energy Authority (EEA)
  • Ethiopia Electric Power 

10:00 – 10:30: Financing the Energy Transition and Investing to Achieve Net Zero*

  • COP26 Representative 
  • World Bank/IFC 

10:30 – 11:15: Introduction to Renewable Energy Companies 

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

12:00 – 13:30: Lunch Break 

13:30 – 17:30: 1-to-1 Meetings   

17:30 - 18.30: 1-to-1 Meetings for the Delegation 

18:30 – 20:00: Drinks reception for UK companies at the Embassy