LATEST NEWS…28 Sept 2020
SouthBridge Group and Brazil Africa Institute sign partnership to bring Brazilian investors closer to the African opportunities
Both organizations seek to jointly create a platform that will make it easier for Brazilian investors approaching the vast opportunities available on the African continent
KIGALI, Rwanda, September 28, 2020/ — SouthBridge Group (www.SouthBGroup.com) signed a Collaboration Agreement with The Brazil Africa Institute (https://IBRAF.org) (IBRAF). The Agreement was signed by Professor João Bosco Monte, President of IBRAF, and Andrew Alli, CEO of the SouthBridge Group.
Both organizations seek to jointly create a platform that will make it easier for Brazilian investors approaching the vast opportunities available on the African continent, creating a fruitful environment for successful future partnerships. The partnership will support the identification and analysis of the main business possibilities that exist in the short, medium, and long term on the African continent and in which Brazilian sectors can take advantage of working with partners from within Africa and the rest of the world.
The Agreement between SouthBridge Group and IBRAF comes also to endorse the Brazil Africa Forum 2020 (https://ForumBrazilAfrica.com) as one of the main business environments for partnerships between the two regions. The event will feature the presence of major players from both markets and opportunities for strategic meetings with investors during the forum and beyond.
BAF 2020 takes place on the 3rd and 4th of November in an exciting online edition. The theme for the forum is “Overcoming the Challenges of the Pandemic: What’s Next?”. Registration is free and is now open.
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07 September 2020
Three laureates of the Global Energy Prize were identified following the results of the Meeting of its International Award Committee. They are Carlo Rubbia from Italy, Peidong Yang from the USA, and Nikolaos Hatziargyriou from Greece.
Carlo Rubbia has been awarded in the Conventional Energy nomination for the promotion of sustainability of energy use in the field of nuclear waste and natural gas pyrolysis.
Peidong Yang has been recognised in Non-Conventional Energy nomination for pioneering invention of nanoparticle based solar cell and artificial photosynthesis.
Nikolaos Hatziargyriou earned his award in the New Ways of Energy Application nomination for his contribution to the stability of power grid system by pioneering smart and microgrid system by using artificial intelligence.
The Meeting of the Committee was held on September 7. The laureates were announced on Tuesday in the city of Kaluga at Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, during the ceremony participated by Acting Governor of Kaluga Region Vladislav Shapsha, President of the Global Energy Association Sergey Brilev, and Chairman of the Association’s Board of Trustees, Vice Chairman of the World Energy Council Oleg Budargin. Rae Kwon Chung, the Chairman of the Award Committee and the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, attended the ceremony via conference call.
This year’s geography of applications for the Prize’s shortlist has considerably expanded – 78 scientists from 20 countries were put forward. In 2019, only 39 scholars from 12 countries took part in the Prize’s nomination cycle.
The applications for each category were submitted in almost equal numbers, there are 29 in the Non-Conventional Energy nomination, 27 – in Conventional Energy one, and 22 in the New Ways of Energy Application. 15 out of 78 candidates were chosen for the shortlist through international expertise.
Since 2003, 42 researchers have become the Global Energy Prize laureates representing 15 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, Ukraine, and the USA.
The President of the Association Dr Sergey Brilev explained that the Kaluga Region was not chosen by accident, as the member companies of the Global Energy Association have recently launched several important projects in Central Russia, while the region itself has itself originated the truly global energy of thought, which led to conquering both space and the peaceful atom.
Global Energy Association members are PJSC Gazprom, PJSC Surgutneftegaz, and Rosseti FGC UES.