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Oguegbu Advocates for AI Utilization in Africa’s Clean Energy Transition

Founder and CEO of the Renewable Energy Technology Training Institute Glory Oguegbu, has urged African nations to embrace automation and AI technologies to expedite the transition to a zero-carbon economy by 2050.

In an exclusive interview with DA News on the sidelines at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, Oguegbu emphasized the strategic importance of AI in optimizing processes and fostering local manufacturing of renewable energy technology across the continent.

She described AI as a vital tool for accelerating energy transition efforts, driving innovation, and improving efficiency in renewable energy production and distribution.

“By harnessing the power of AI, African countries can fast-track their transition to clean energy while creating opportunities for skills development and economic growth along the renewable energy value chain,” she said.

Oguegbu also commended Nigeria for its dedication to clean energy transition, citing its leadership in developing comprehensive energy transition plans.

Addressing conference delegates earlier Oguegbu applauded Africa’s ambitious initiatives towards sustainable energy development, stressing the collective determination to combat climate change and cultivate a greener future for the continent.

She however emphasized the importance of Africa seeking innovative ways to finance its energy transition, cautioning against dependency on external funding sources.

“Investments should be redirected towards the development of renewable energy technology tailored to each region’s potential for success,” she advised.

By Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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