H2Atlas-Africa: Extension to East Africa and Mauretania

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) the project H2Atlas-Africa will start soon with a study on the potentials of a sustainable production of green hydrogen in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Mauretania. It is an initiative funded by the BMBF with the theme “Go green Go Africa: Germany-Africa partnership for sustainable energy solution through green hydrogen”. The project will explore all renewable energy sources as drivers of such production as well as the export potentials and the overall socio-economic impact of the project on the continent. The aim of the project is to reveal the green hydrogen potentials in these countries, taking into account the different social, political, climate, infrastructure, policy and environmental issues that may be related to such.

The preparatory workshop on the potential of green hydrogen production was hosted by the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and took place from 14th – 17th March 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya at the Strathmore University. Various relevant stakeholders, including representatives of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Kenya, and representatives of the Policy Advisor for Development Cooperation of the German Embassy in Nairobi, the regional technical committee for the planned project, the four national teams, representatives of the East African Center of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency, Members of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Kenya, and Forschungszentrum Jülich team attended this event. The actual atlas development will start soon since a formal approval for this has been received from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF.