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: