Africa Ener­gy

Start-Ups Series



in col­lab­o­ra­tion with:

Web sem­i­nar in Eng­lish language

Tues­day, Novem­ber 30, 2021
9h00 — 11h00 New York | 13h00 — 15h00 Lon­don
14h00 — 16h00 Freiburg
15h00 — 17h00 Kigali | 16h00 — 18h00 Nairobi

E‑mobility is a glob­al trend that could rev­o­lu­tion­ize the way peo­ple get around the world. But mobil­i­ty in Africa is at a very dif­fer­ent stage of devel­op­ment than in oth­er parts of the world. Con­se­quent­ly, e‑mobility in Africa must also offer spe­cif­ic and adapt­ed solu­tions to be efficient.

These solu­tions are being devel­oped by very cre­ative and inno­v­a­tive African start-ups. These com­pa­nies do not sim­ply copy a mod­el from abroad, but have devel­oped solu­tions based on prac­ti­cal knowl­edge of the mar­ket and the needs of users. After all, who else but peo­ple who expe­ri­ence the chal­lenges of African mobil­i­ty on a dai­ly basis can devel­op the right solu­tions for the continent?

In this web sem­i­nar we will, among oth­er things:

  • dis­cuss how elec­tric motor­cy­cles pow­ered by com­mu­ni­ty-based, off-grid ener­gy sup­ply can incen­tivize increased eco­nom­ic activ­i­ty, cre­ate new local mar­kets, and improve rur­al liveli­hoods in Zimbabwe.
  • dis­cuss the accel­er­a­tion of a sus­tain­able tran­si­tion to renew­able ener­gy tech­nolo­gies and prod­ucts in Uganda.
  • Present the devel­op­ment of a sys­tem to col­lect and trans­mit per­for­mance data for solar pow­ered light elec­tric vehi­cles in Kenya.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion is free of charge, reg­is­tra­tion is required. To the registration. 


Africa’s inde­pen­dent path to elec­tro­mo­bil­i­ty
Fiona Nyawira Nja­gi, Untapped Invest (Nairo­bi, Kenya)


Ayeni Ayo­dele
Coun­try Coor­di­na­tor SAFI Ride
Kigali, Rwan­da

Shan­tha Bloe­men
Man­ag­ing Direc­tor and Founder at Mobil­i­ty for Africa
Harare, Zim­bab­we

Alex Makalli­wa
Gen­er­al Man­ag­er at Solar E‑Cycles
Nairo­bi, Kenya

Jacob Horn­bach
CEO & CO-Founder at Bodaw­erk Inter­na­tion­al
Kam­pala, Uganda


War­ren Ondan­je
Vice Pres­i­dent of Asso­ci­a­tion for Elec­tric Mobil­i­ty and Devel­op­ment in Africa (AEMDA)

The Africa Ener­gy Start-Ups Series is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Startup|Energy and AFSIA. Every two months there is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet inno­v­a­tive African ener­gy star­tups: on a vari­ety of top­ics such as e‑mobility, stor­age, fin­tech or pro­duc­tive use. 

Spon­sor of Startup|Energy: