Sustainable Energy for Africa

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The aim of this three-day conference is to raise public and private awareness of the opportunities and challenges of sustainable energy in Africa by bringing together a number of high-level experts who will discuss energy policy topics from a political, socio-economic, scientific and/or technical point of view. The issues will be discussed amongst policy makers and academic and/or industrial authorities in front of an international audience. One of the outcomes of the conference will be the launch of a “Massive Open Online Course” (MOOC) in a scientific or socio-economic field of common EU-African interest.

The conference is divided into five sessions, three of which are dealing with the following topics: Energy is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals;  Energy mix (hydro, solar, nuclear fission and bioenergy): towards robust, equitable and socially acceptable systems; and Research, innovation and education in support of sustainable energy policies.

During the plenary session, speakers get 20 minutes to share their knowledge with the audience, whereas poster authors are allotted 5 minutes to introduce their research/projects. Posters will be exhibited throughout the conference and during the breaks the authors will be available for further information on their projects.

Lectures and poster presentations will be peer reviewed and, when accepted, published in the Proceedings series of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences.

The registration fee (100 €) includes entrance, abstract book on USB stick, lunches and coffee/tea breaks.

Attendants wishing to participate in the walking dinner on Tuesday evening will pay 40 € extra.



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Dates: 23-25 October, 2017

Venue: Palais des Académies / Paleis der Academiën, rue Ducale / Hertogsstraat 1 - B-1000 BRUSSELS

Registration: imperative   (registration closed)

Registration Fee:

The registration fee includes entrance, abstract book on USB stick, lunches and coffee/tea breaks.

Entrrance fee for all three days: 100 €

The entrance fee for participants attending only one day: 35€ or two days: 65€

Attendants wishing to participate in the walking dinner on Tuesday evening will pay 40 € extra.


Travelling and Accommodation: participants are encouraged to find their own financial support.


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From Brussels’ Gare centrale / Centraal Station

On foot: Galerie Ravenstein, rue Ravenstein, rue Baron Horta, Parc de Bruxelles /  Warande, rue Ducale / Hertogsstraat


From Brussels’ Gare du Midi / Zuidstation

Metro line 2 or 6, direction Simonis (Elisabeth)

Get off at station Trône / Troon

Cross the boulevard du Régent / Regentlaan


From Brussels’ Gare du Nord / Noordstation

Tram line 3 (Churchill), 4 (Stalle), 25 (Rogier), 31 (Marius Renard) or 55 (Rogier)

Get off at station Rogier

Metro line 2 (Simonis Leopold II) or 6 (Roi Baudouin / Koning Boudewijn)

Get off at station Trône / Troon


By car

Drive to the city centre

Take the Petite Ceinture / Kleine Ring

Exit Porte de Namur / Naamsepoort or place du Trône / Troonplein



Car park possible at “Interparking Deux Portes / Twee poorten”

Waterloolaan / Boulevard de Waterloo 2A , B-1000 BRUSSELS

02 549 51 60

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Tourist Info Brussels:

Visit the tourist information website of Brussels


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Stars Name Address
** Hotel Sabina rue du Nord 78
B-1000 Brussels
** Hotel de la grande cloche place Rouppe 10
B-1000 Brussels
** Hotel La Madeleine rue de la Montagne 20-22
B-1000 Brussels
** Hotel Le Chantecler Brussels rue de la Grande 26
B-1000 Brussels
*** Alma Grand Palace Hotel rue des Eperonniers 42-44
B-1000 Brussels
*** Floris Hotel Arlequin Grand-place rue de la Fourche 17-19
B-1000 Brussels
*** Ibis Brussels off Grand Place rue du Marché aux Herbes 100
B-1000 Brussels
*** Hotel Grand Place rue des Harengs 6-8
B-1000 Brussels
*** Hotel du Congres rue du Congres 42
B-1000 Brussels
**** Centrale Hotel Brussels rue des Colonies 10
B-1000 Brussels
***** Le Méridien Brussels Carrefour de l’Europe 3
B-1000 Brussels
*** Aqua Hotel Brussels Rue de Stassart 43
B-1050 Brussels
**** Leopold Hotel Brussels rue du Luxembourg 35
B-1050 Brussels
*** Hotel Chambord rue de Namur 82
B-1000 Brussels
* Brussels Royotel rue Royale 312
B-1210 Brussels



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Abstracts of the conference


Secretariat of the Conference

Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences

Prof. Dr Philippe Goyens

Permanent Secretary

av. Louise 231 / Louizalaan 231  




Fax: (0032)(0)2 539 23 53

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