The Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy, Mrs. Neila Nouira Gonji, inaugurated, on August 26, 2022, a workshop on the theme "Towards the energy transition in Africa, electric mobility at the service of the Energy transition as part of parallel activities to the launch of the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development TICAD8.
This workshop brought together the Director of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency within the African Development Bank (ADB) Mr. Daniel Schroth, the Director General of the National Agency for Energy Management, Mr. Fathi Hanchi, the Director General of Manufacturing Industries, Mr. Fathi Sahlaoui, and representatives of the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG), the Ministry of Transport, the Tunisian Federation of Industry, Trade and handicrafts and a group of donors, including the African Development Bank (AfDB).
This workshop is part of international and African efforts to achieve an energy transition and adopt an integrated electric mobility strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the face of global climate challenges.
In her speech, the Minister stressed the need to strengthen Tunisia's role as a platform and hub for technology and knowledge transfer on the African continent. She stressed that these efforts aim to promote the use of renewable energy to power electric cars and develop energy supply infrastructure, noting the importance of embracing digitalization, reviving and developing supply chains. value, which are now considered a necessary and innovative way to promote the energy transition and electric mobility.
Ms. Naila Nouira Gonji also explained that Tunisia aspires to develop relations of economic partnership and cooperation with African countries and Japan, north-south, which are, according to her statements, beneficial to all parties in various fields.
For his part, Mr. Daniel Schroth spoke of the competitive potential of Africa thanks to the wealth of renewable energies, which reinforces the continent's opportunities to benefit from value chains relating to batteries and electric cars to reduce the energy bill. energy.
This meeting was also an opportunity to discuss a number of areas such as the preparation of a technological and industrial revolution for electric mobility in Africa, the creation of a technological pole for innovative cars in Tunisia to support the national industrial fabric and the promotion of emerging companies in the field of electric mobility, as well as a roadmap for Africa covering these challenges. It should be noted that Tunisia is the second African country to host the eighth Tokyo International Symposium on African Development after the Kenyan capital Nairobi in 2016. This occasion represents a promising opportunity to develop Tunisian-Tunisian partnership and cooperation. Japanese-African in the fields of energy transition and electric mobility.