H.E. Sophie Gladima honored the opening of the second of the MSGBC Oil, Gas and Power 2021 Conference & Exhibition, Senegal’s largest energy event, with an address to an audience of Ministers, CEOs and VIPs on Friday, with a message directed at uniting Africa’s participation at 2022’s COP27 climate summit.
“It’s together that we find the solutions for the challenges ahead. We must all share the same vision and have the same ambitions. Next year, we will be heading to the COP 27 with H.E. President Macky Sall at the head of the African Union, we must go with a common African voice, to defend Africa’s interests and vision for the years ahead,” the Minister declared.
The Minister further commented on the many opportunities present in Senegal’s developing energy landscape and how those resources will play a part in the country’s climate commitments. She also praised and celebrated the historical conference’s value and the growing importance of women in the energy industry.
“I would like to reinforce the importance of the topics discussed here yesterday and today, and the fundamental role of this gathering for the growth of our industry. It is also a great pleasure to celebrate all of the women who took part in these panels. Increasing the number of women in the energy sector is fundamental for the future of the industry and I appeal to trainers and educators to help drive Africa’s youth to take their place within this great sector,” she concluded.
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