Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Climate change is one of the most significant threats that Humankind faces today. Economic recovery is equally urgent posing not only serious challenges but also creating new opportunities for both Europe and Africa.

To focus the conversation on Africa’s green future and on how the European Union (EU) can be a true partner, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (PPEU21) and the European Investment Bank (UE) are promoting a High-level Green Investment EU-Africa Forum to take place in Lisbon on the 23rd April 2021.


The Forum aims to discuss new investment pathways for sustainable, inclusive development. The event will bring together leading government and business figures, international and development financial institutions, and academia, from both continents, to get the perspectives of the public and private sectors on sustainable development and green investment in Africa.


The aim is to share experiences, innovative approaches, and opportunities to mobilise private and public capital to the Green Transition in Africa, as well as for displaying how green and sustainable business models are profitable, create jobs and generate wealth while contributing to achieving the world’s climate objectives.


For more information on the Forum and also here.


On the path to the High-level EU-Africa Green Investment Forum and building up momentum, a series of Green Talks, in Webinar format, will be organised in Africa and in Europe to find new ways and possibilities to work together for a greener future.


The Green Talks in Nigeria, co-organised by the Embassy of Portugal and the EU Delegation in Abuja will take place on the 13th April, at 09:00 am. Under a broad question, “Can Green Megawatts do the Trick?”, we expect and encourage it to unfold in as many perspectives as the panellists’ views: opportunities for generating green power, uses of green power for businesses, trade, industries, for the general well-being of communities and promotion of employment, growth and poverty alleviation and, in the end, peace, as well as to promote or facilitate digital transformation and the role of digital transformation in green transition.


DRAFT AGENDA, 13 April 2021, 9:00 am



09:00 – 09:10 Opening - Luís Barros, Ambassador of Portugal in Abuja



Olayinka S. Ohunakin (Professor of Energy Systems-Covenant University)



09:20 - Chief Sharon Ikeazor (Minister of State for Environment)


09:30 - Sanusi Mohammed Ohiare (Executive Director- Rural Electrification Fund)


09:40 - Allwell Nwankwo (Program Manager, Lighting Africa – Nigeria)


9:50 - Christian Wessels (Day Star Power)


10:00 - Eurico Brilhante Dias (Secretary of State for Internationalization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union)


10:10 - 10:30 - Period of Q & A from the audience


10:30 Closing remarks - Prof. Olayinka S. Ohunakin