From right to left: Janet Milongo Climate Action Network-International); Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan (Climate Action Network-International), Ebrima, Prof Youba Sokona (UN IPCC Vice-Chair), Prof Philip Trotter (Oxford University), Prof Yacob Mulugetta (University College, University of London).
Dr Sall took part in a Panel Discussion on The Role of Africa in Global Energy Development. This is in furtherance of TrustAfrica’s commitment to the African Common Position on Just Energy Transition that emphasizes the need to end ‘energy poverty’ and accelerate universal energy access for Africa. The energy transition for the continent should be approached in ways that do not compromise its development imperatives. As part of our strategic goals, TrustAfrica will continue to advocate for climate justice and steadfastly promote energy sovereignty in Africa. Furthermore, TrustAfrica will continue to promote a well-governed natural resources sector that generates optimum revenues to finance social development, inclusive growth and economic transformation. The panel discussion, organized by Climate Action Network-International, was based on a paper recently published in the journal Nature, titled: “Africa needs context-relevant evidence to shape its clean energy future”, co-authored by 55 experts (including three of the panelists), 40 of whom are Africans”.