Dr. Kwasi Ampofo

Dr. Kwasi Ampofo

Head of Metals & Mining Bloomberg NEF

Kwasi Ampofo is a Metals and Mining Analyst at BloombergNEF based in London. His research covers battery metals, the digitalisation of the mining industry and renewable energy investments in emerging markets. Prior to BloombergNEF, he was a mining engineer at Anglo American and a management consultant at Nous Group in Australia. He completed his PhD in Mineral Economics at the University of Queensland, Australia.

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Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 10:40 To 10:45

05/10/2022 10:40 05/10/2022 10:45 Opening Remarks Stage B

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"Opening Remarks"

Dr. Kwasi Ampofo Dr. Kwasi Ampofo

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 11:30 To 13:30

05/10/2022 11:30 05/10/2022 13:30 Africa’s Green Minerals in the Energy Transition: Financing the Battery and Electric Vehicle Value Chain

The role of green minerals is at the core of the clean energy transition. Africa boasts of significant green mineral endowments as they serve as critical feedstock for the battery and Electric Vehicle manufacturing value chain. Specifically for cobalt, the DRC is well positioned to take a leadership position in the energy transition industry because it accounts for 70% of the world's cobalt production and over 51% of global reserves. However, despite this huge minerals endowment, the continent is still operating at the primary stage of the battery and electric vehicle value chain estimated  US8.8 trillion by 2025. Africa needs to change this narrative by creating more value on the continent through development of a robust green minerals strategy focusing on resource-driven industrialization and leveraging the AfCFTA. This side event seeks to analyse the success factors for Africa to move up the ladder and optimise benefits from the global battery and EV value chain.

 

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"Africa’s Green Minerals in the Energy Transition: Financing the Battery and Electric Vehicle Value Chain"

Alhassane Haidara Charles Afeku Dr. Kwasi Ampofo Hon. Paul Chanda Kabuswe Jerry Ahadjie Julien Paluku Kahongya Martin Lokanc
Time and date

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 10:40 To 10:45

05/10/2022 10:40 05/10/2022 10:45 Opening Remarks Stage B
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Stage B

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Time and date

Tuesday 10/05/2022

From 11:30 To 13:30

05/10/2022 11:30 05/10/2022 13:30 Africa’s Green Minerals in the Energy Transition: Financing the Battery and Electric Vehicle Value Chain

The role of green minerals is at the core of the clean energy transition. Africa boasts of significant green mineral endowments as they serve as critical feedstock for the battery and Electric Vehicle manufacturing value chain. Specifically for cobalt, the DRC is well positioned to take a leadership position in the energy transition industry because it accounts for 70% of the world's cobalt production and over 51% of global reserves. However, despite this huge minerals endowment, the continent is still operating at the primary stage of the battery and electric vehicle value chain estimated  US8.8 trillion by 2025. Africa needs to change this narrative by creating more value on the continent through development of a robust green minerals strategy focusing on resource-driven industrialization and leveraging the AfCFTA. This side event seeks to analyse the success factors for Africa to move up the ladder and optimise benefits from the global battery and EV value chain.

 

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