Africa Conference: Towards a collaborative and just energy transition for Africa

8 – 10 June 2023
Saly, Senegal

The Publish What You Pay (PWYP) 2023 Africa Conference will take place at a time the continent is facing overwhelming challenges from the climate crisis. To prevent the worst impacts, the world needs to wean itself off fossil fuels and accelerate the transition to cleaner, safer energy.

The energy transition is an opportunity for the African continent. To ensure it is just, the views of vulnerable people who depend on extractives must be heard, and the impact on their lives taken into account. They need to be part of the solution, they need to be able to participate in decision making. And this is where PWYP, and the Africa Conference, can make a difference.

Gathering PWYP members from coalitions across 29 African countries, the Africa Conference will be the occasion to gather, reflect and debate on the role PWYP must play to accelerate responsible transition minerals extraction and a fair fossil fuels phase out. Held every three years, the Africa Conference is the principal space for PWYP members to strategise, exchange experiences, learn from one another, and advance our collective, people-centred agenda for the extractives sector on the continent.

This upcoming gathering will be the seventh Conference and the first major PWYP event to be held in-person since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020. Our ambition is to support a delegation of three members from each coalition, including women, youth representatives, and indigenous and community leaders.



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