Some of the top experts in Africa’s nuclear energy space will converge in Kampala from March 14 – 17, 2023, to share experiences and seek solutions on how to introduce one of the most sensitive forms of electricity into their countries’ energy mix.
Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development will host the 2023 Africa Business Nuclear Forum Platform, with a rich line-up of speakers, some of whom boast decades of experience in the nuclear energy industry.
President Yoweri Museveni is expected to deliver the keynote address.
A statement announcing the conference noted that “with strong networks in the energy and utility sectors, we connect our clients with local nuclear stakeholders to explore potential business opportunities. We work with over 350 nuclear companies and government agencies across the nuclear supply chain and provide a tailored approach towards our clients’ specific business goals in each region.”
For Uganda, the conference is expected to serve up interesting insights on how to go about achieving its nuclear energy ambition. Currently, the country is in the process of compensating project affected persons after zeroing in on a 30 square kilometer piece of land in Buyende district in the Eastern part of the country, which will host the plant.
Uganda plans to put up 2 Gigawatts of nuclear energy by 2030, and the country has already signed memoranda of understanding with companies from Russia and China for support towards achieving its nuclear dream.
One of the speakers at the conference will be Dr. Stephen Yamoah, the head of Ghana’s Nuclear Power Company. He is expected to share Ghana’s experience as the West African country prepares to select a vendor for its nuclear power reactor. A number of Ugandans have undertaken further studies from Ghana’s Nuclear Power Institute.
Ghana is in the advanced stage of being only the third African country to build a nuclear power plant. South Africa already has one, while Egypt is constructing its plant.
There will also be opportunities for exhibitors who want to tap into the networks at the conference.