The first-ever U.S.-Africa Nuclear Energy Summit recently wrapped up in Accra, Ghana. The event was hosted by the U.S.A Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy to provide a platform for crucial dialogues and international cooperation on nuclear energy. From October 30-November 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in collaboration with the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, hosted the U.S. – Africa Nuclear Energy Summit (USANES) 2023, in the vibrant city of Accra, Ghana at the Labadi Beach Hotel.
The Summit is the first-ever Pan-African event organized by the United States to be focused on the future of nuclear power on the continent. This event provided a distinguished platform for U.S. officials to include those from government, academia, industry, and national laboratories; as well as other ministers, leaders, policymakers, and technical experts from across the continent to engage in critical dialogues on nuclear energy issues. With a focus on fostering international cooperation, sharing innovative solutions, and shaping policies, the event served as a catalyst for positive change and also a platform to strengthen existing relationships and establish new ones to enhance cooperation in the nuclear energy sector.
Engaging in Strategic Dialogue at the ‘USA & AFRICA NUCLEAR ENERGY SUMMIT.’ Isshack Mutalla Mohammed had the honor of meeting with the USA Department of Energy Representative to discuss the vital role of nuclear energy in Africa’s future. Together, they explored opportunities for the youth to harness this technology for positive impact. Africa is poised for responsible nuclear energy utilization, and he is committed to its bright future. It was such an inspiration and much educative to we the younger generations to go higher in that sector. I therefore urge the youth to try chancing this opportunity in nuclear energy in the country and Africa at large.
source: Obrempong Kofi Apraku