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Mosad M. Elmissiry

Mosad Elmissiry

Senior Energy Advisor to CEO, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

Mosad M. Elmissiry is a professorial chair holder in electrical engineering and a fellow member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and Technology, UK and the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. He joined NEPAD in June 2009 and is currently heading NEPAD’s energy programmes to ensure their full implementation.

He also holds the position of senior energy advisor to the NEPAD CEO. His current positions require him to play a leading role in developing and facilitating the implementation of regional energy programmes and projects using NEPAD's resources. He is currently heavily involved in the implementation of the ambitious African Energy Infrastructure Programme up to 2040, known as PIDA. This was endorsed by heads of states and governments in January 2012 and is considered a priority programme for Africa. In addition to this he is orchestrating NEPAD's leading roles in facilitating the implementation of Africa Power Vision (APV) from vision to reality, in partnership with USAID Power Africa, the Africa chapter of SE4ALL and the NEPAD Programme for Renewable Energy Access (REAP).

Associated sessions

10 May
11:00 - 12:30

Hydropower and long-distance transmission

Type: Focus session

Connecting the hydropower resource, especially large hydropower projects, to major load centres can be challenging, particularly where the load centre is located a significant distance away from the generation source.

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