The African Vitality Chamber (AEC) is proud to announce that Sara Al Awadhi, Senior Authorized Counsel on the Abu Dhabi Nationwide Oil Firm (ADNOC), might be attending and taking part at African Vitality Week (AEW) (https://AECWeek.com) 2022, Africa’s premier occasion for the oil and fuel sector, which can happen from 18 – 21 October in Cape City. An vitality, infrastructure and venture finance lawyer with over 10 years of expertise advising governments, monetary establishments and corporates on regulatory points, Al Awadhi is an advocate for gender variety and ladies inclusion throughout the oil and fuel sector, and might be instrumental in any and all dialogue on African vitality.
Representing one of many world’s largest oil and fuel corporations with operations throughout your complete vitality worth chain, the participation of Al Awadhi at AEW 2022 might be necessary in driving discussions round gender equality throughout the African vitality panorama to optimize the market, deal with vitality poverty, gas industrialization and obtain a simply and inclusive vitality transition. With ladies considerably underrepresented throughout the African vitality sector, regardless of accounting for 50% of the continent’s complete inhabitants, governments and stakeholders have to prioritize rising the participation of girls within the sector if they’re to unlock the total potential of the continent’s oil and fuel potential.
In the meantime, at AEW 2022, Al Awadhi will take part in discussions centered on vital points together with vitality and venture financing and mergers and acquisitions. With investments throughout Africa’s upstream, midstream and downstream sectors declining attributable to world local weather insurance policies and unattractive fiscal phrases and insurance policies, Al Wadhi will be a part of high-level conferences and panel discussions sharing greatest practices on how African vitality producers ought to reform regulation to draw and enhance oil and fuel venture financing.
Furthermore, with Africa anticipated to witness a rise in mergers and acquisitions owing to majors offloading belongings to home and worldwide independents in an effort to diversify portfolios, African vitality market gamers must be effectively versed on how greatest to method such transactions. As Africa appears to be like to extend the participation of worldwide corporations and buyers to spice up its oil and fuel market, providers and insights from folks like Al Awadhi might be vital.
As a lawyer and vitality professional, Al Awadhi has been instrumental in serving to ADNOC develop operations throughout the African market with the corporate signing two contracts for the provision of 1,5 million liters of voyager lubricants to Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Al Awadhi has additionally performed an important position within the enactment of energy buy agreements (PPAs) insurance policies in Zambia. At AEW 2022, Al Awadhi will take part in discussions overlaying the PPA spectrum and the way Africa can optimize deal signing and renewable vitality venture developments to speed up vitality diversification for energy safety, affordability, reliability and improved entry.
“The Chamber is honored to have Sara Al Awadhi driving dialogue round how Africa can improve ladies participation in vitality and the way the continent can reform its regulatory frameworks to spice up vitality financing, mergers and acquisitions in addition to PPAs to make sure the total exploitation of vitality sources to make vitality poverty historical past by 2030,” states NJ Ayuk, Government Chairman of the AEC, including that “The AEC is dedicated to increasing its collaboration with trade stakeholders to extend the participation of girls in driving progress throughout Africa’s oil and fuel sector.”
On this regard, the AEC will be certain that over 30% of audio system at AEW 2022 are females who’re lively within the vitality sector. Underneath the theme, Exploring and Investing in Africa’s Vitality Future whereas Driving an Enabling Atmosphere, AEW 2022 will host Sara Al Awadhi and different feminine vitality leaders in severe discussions round enhancing the participation of girls in technical and govt roles.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of African Vitality Week (AEW).
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About African Vitality Week (AEW):
AEW 2022 is the AEC’s annual convention, exhibition and networking occasion. AEW 2022 unites African vitality stakeholders with buyers and worldwide companions to drive trade progress and improvement and promote Africa because the vacation spot for vitality investments. Key organizations such because the African Petroleum Producers Group, in addition to African heavyweights together with Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria, have partnered with AEW, strengthening the position the occasion will play in Africa’s vitality future.
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