Africa is rich in renewable energy sources, including hydro, sun, wind and others, and the time is right for sound planning to ensure the right energy mix. Decisions made today will shape the continent's energy sector for decades.
Agriculture is critical to the African economy, accounting for 23 per cent of GDP and 49 per cent of employment. Yet African agriculture also has the greatest promise: a growing population, vibrant markets and half the world's uncultivated arable land.
Tourism accounted for about 7% of Africa's GDP and contributed $169 billion to its economy 2020. Tourism energizes economies and fuels the economic transformation of countries in Africa.
Africa has a huge potential with respect to mineral reserves exploration and production. The continent hosts about 30% of the world's total mineral reserves and even a higher share of deposits of diamond and gold.