Green and Low-Carbon, Empowering High-Quality Development of African Cities

Theme and Objectives

The forum’s theme is “Green and Low-Carbon, Empowering High-Quality Development of African Cities,” focusing on five major areas: green habitat, clean energy, transportation, environmental protection, and digital technology.

The forum aims to provide a platform for exchange and cooperation between China and Kenya, promoting cooperation in green development through sharing policy interpretations, research results, technological innovation, and successful cases, and empower Kenya cities for green development, while providing more international cooperation opportunities for Chinese enterprises to achieve mutual benefit and win-win outcomes.

Forum Overview

Time: July 24-26, 2024
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Format: Forum, trade matchmaking, and business visits

Main Organization Institutions

Supporting Institutions:
Shanghai Integrated Service Center for Belt and Road Initiative
Hongqiao Overseas Development Service Center

Guiding Institutions:
Council For the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai
Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment
Shanghai Integrated Service Center for the Belt and Road Initiative
Africa Committee of Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai

Shanghai Pudong International Exhibition Co., Ltd.

Main Topics
  1. Green Habitat New technologies and achievements in green design, ecological habitat, environmental functional materials, evaluation, and planning, jointly promoting international cooperation in low-carbon green building and habitat creation with UN-Habitat.
  2. Clean Energy Technologies for photovoltaics, wind power, solar energy, hydrogen energy, smart grids, low-carbonization of traditional energy, and the coordinated development of traditional and new energy; industrial and household energy storage equipment, etc.
  3. Transportation: New energy vehicles, motorcycles, buses, trucks, etc.; as well as supporting infrastructure construction, battery and powertrain technology, various components and accessories.
  4. Environmental Protection Equipment and technology for water and sewage treatment, atmospheric pollution control, solid waste treatment and resource utilization, soil and ecological restoration, environmental monitoring and surveillance, energy conservation and emission reduction, and low-carbon initiatives.
  5. Digital Technology Computer science, artificial intelligence, internet technology, data science, e-commerce, mobile applications, virtual reality, cloud computing, blockchain, Internet of Things, etc.
Proposed Schedule
July 24th, 2024
10:00-10:30Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speeches
Inviting representatives from UN-Habitat, Kenyan government departments, Chinese Embassy in Kenya, and representatives from guiding institutions, etc.
10:30-11:10Keynote Speeches, the main topics are:
  • Business Opportunities in Kenya
  • Prospects for China-Africa Green Technology Cooperation
Inviting representatives from Kenya Investment Authority, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, All-China Environment Federation, etc.
11:10-11:30Tea Break
11:30-12:30Keynote Speeches (Focus on Sustainable Transportation, Digital Technology, Green Technology)
  • Technological Assistance for High-Quality Development of African Cities
  • Development Opportunities for Sino-African Smart Transportation
  • Development of Sino-African Green Environmental Technology and Ecological Energy
Inviting representatives from Kenyan Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, Electricity Sector Association of Kenya, etc.
12:30-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-14:50First Roundtable
Meeting: Focus on Green Habitat and Architecture Exchange
Inviting representatives from Vanke Corporation, Broad Group, Midea Group, KGBS, Shanghai Urban Renewal Promotion Association, etc.
15:00-15:50Second Roundtable
Meeting: Empowering Digital Africa with Renewable Energy
Inviting representatives from State Power Investment Corporation Limited, Shanghai Electric, China Resources Power Holdings Co., Ltd., China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Co., Ltd., Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) of Kenya, Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) , African Development Bank, etc.
16:00-17:00Third Roundtable
Meeting: Driving High-Quality Development in Africa with Digital Technology
Inviting representatives from China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, Terminus Technology Group Co., Ltd, Fuzhou Data Group Co. , Ltd., Alipay (Hangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd. ,China United Network Communications Co., Ltd, Kenyan Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, etc.
July 25th, 2024
10:00-12:30Visit to UN-Habitat
12:30-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-17:00Inspection of China Gezhouba Group
July 26th, 2024
10:00-12:30Visit to Ministry of Transportation, Kenya
12:30-14:00Lunch break
14:00-17:00Visit to Electricity Sector Association of Kenya (ESAK)

This initial schedule is subject to change.


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