Green hydrogen - what’s in it for Africa?

8 November 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 (Wind and Solar Pavilion)


Summary: With its cast of renewable energy resource wealth and land space, Africa has a chance to become a frontrunner in the burgeoning green hydrogen industry, creating zero-emission jobs, domestic energy supplies and export revenues fit for a decarbonised future

This session seeks to highlight the significant potential for green hydrogen in Africa, discuss how governments and citizens stand to benefit from green hydrogen production and use, and what needs to be done to ensure that host countries and communities benefit the domestic economy by generating government revenues, supporting industrial policies, securing renewable energy supply and creating green jobs.

It will present insights from a study undertaken by McKinsey for the African Green Hydrogen Alliance on the green hydrogen potential in the six founding Alliance member countries (Egypt, Kenya, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia and South Africa). The study will be launched at COP27 on Energy Day.

The session is jointly organised by the UN High-level Climate Champions team, GH2, and GWEC. 


  • H.E. Abdessalam Mohamed Saleh, Minister of Petroleum, Minerals and Energy, Mauritania 
  • H.E . Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia

Moderator: Wangari Muchiri, Africa Director, GWEC


  • Amina Kandil, Partner, McKinsey & Company 
  • Rachel Fakhry, Climate Champions team 
  • TBC, Siemens Gamesa
  • Faisal Eissa, Head of Egypt, Lekela Powe
  • Amos Wemanya, Power Shift Africa