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Yaounde, Cameroon 28 – 29 June / 2012
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About the conference
CIEW 2012 Cameroon International Energy & Water conference, 28th- 29th June 2012, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Under the Distinguished Patronage of
His Excellency President Paul Biya, Head of State of The Republic of Cameroon
The second edition of CIEW will take place on the 28th- 29th June 2012 in Yaoundé, the republic of Cameroon at the Hilton Hotel.
The 2nd Cameroon international energy and water conference will continue to provide a unique & unrivalled platform for all stake holders to promote investment, evaluate the key challenges & opportunities in these sectors. Building on the experiences of existing investors, recent developments and success stories the 2nd CIEW will examine the guiding principles needed to further enhance private sector investment in the Energy & Water resource sector and achieving the aims of Cameroons Vision 2035.
The Republic of Cameroon development objectives for this sector are:
- In the energy sector, the policy goals of the Government are to ensure energy independence through increased production and delivery of electricity, of oil and gas (petroleum resources) and ensure their contribution to economic development.
- For water sector: the pursued goal is universal coverage in drinking water and sanitations services
Additional Infrastructure Investments: Infrastructure investments in energy and water resources to support the Vision 2035 goals:
- Access to drinking water and sanitation: The rate of access to drinking water will have to be increased from 50 to 75%.
- This requires significant investment to eliminate the existing shortcomings in quality and to expand storage and processing capacities.
- Priority will be given to the establishment of drinking water supply networks in urban and semi-urban areas; to a lesser degree, the construction of wells and boreholes in rural and remote areas.
2. Concerning energy; raising energy consumption per unit of GDP from the present 27.7% to 45% by the end of the vision period.
- The intermediate targets are: 33.5% in 2015; 40% in 2025 and 45% in 2035. Hydroelectric power and gas will be the main sources of electric energy generation.
- Refined petroleum products will be increased to cover transportation needs and ensure transition from biomass consumption especially in homes
- Accelerated use of renewable (solar, wind, biomass) are also planned to meet the supply objectives, achieve off-grid supply goals,
- Strengthening of transmission and distribution networks for power, oil and gas sectors.