Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


The world’s biggest African energy deal making Forum Welcomes Portuguese Investors this June.

In June 2019 Lisbon will welcome 3,000 African energy stakeholders including  over 18 Energy Ministers, 20 CEOs of national electricity utilities, over 600 proven and operational power developers, 450 of the leading private sector and multilateral investment institutions (with in excess of US$40bln assets across the continent), and the world's most experienced legal minds during the 21st Africa Energy Forum.

This extraordinary meeting comes to Portugal as the Government nears the final stage of its Morocco:Portugal mega infrastructure high voltage transmission project, linking both countries to create a  market for two way electricity trade. 

Projects such as Mozambique’s gas infrastructure development programme, the Dii Desert Solar Project, Ethiopia’s New Energy Programme and their Ethiopia/Saudi transmission line, the Uganda/Tanzania Oil Pipeline and South Africa’s Gas Industrialisation and Gas IPP Programme are finally reaching investor ready phases with significant backstops in place from World Bank and AfDB.

João Baptista Borges, Minister of Energy & Water, Angola is the latest Minister to confirm attendance at the 21st Africa Energy Forum in Lisbon from 11-14th June. The Minister joins Angola’s CEO of IRSEA and Chairman of the Board of Directors at RNT in the ‘Country Focus: Angola’ session, to discuss reform plans and new opportunities for investors.


Alongside António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, 16 Energy Ministers are confirmed to attend the Forum as follows:


·       João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment & Energy Transition, Portugal

·       Mohamed Shaker Elmarkabi, Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy, Egypt

·       João Baptista Borges, Minister of Energy & Water, Angola

·       Gesler Murray, Minister of Mines & Energy, Liberia

·       Claver Gatete, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda

·       John-Peter Amewu, Minister of Energy, Ghana

·       Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy, Burkina Faso

·       Tsukutlane Au, Minister of Energy & Meteorology, Lesotho

·       Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Mines & Sustainable Development, Morocco

·      Honourable Irene Muloni, Minister for Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda

·       Joram Gumbo, Minister of Energy & Power Development, Zimbabwe

·       António Serifo Embaló, Minister of Energy, Industry & Natural Resources, Guinea Bissau

·       Alexandre Dias Monteiro, Minister of Industry, Trade & Energy, Cape Verde

·       Pierre Kangudia Mbayi, Minister of Energy & Hydraulic Resources, DRC

·       Eurico Brilhante Dias, Secretary of State for Internationalisation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Portugal

·      João Galamba, State Secretary for Energy, Portugal


The 21st Africa Energy Forum will take place in Portugal from 11-14th June, welcoming 3,000 delegates for four days of panel discussions and networking functions focused on Africa’s Energy Sector. As a renewable energy hub, the Forum will also showcase Portugal’s renewable energy strategies and project successes, identifying opportunities for collaboration between Africa and Europe. For more information please visit