The EU and Namibia have launched the roadmap of their renewable hydrogen partnership. To ensure it effectively helps the EU’s sustainability goals and boosts Namibia’s economic growth, planning should be clearer and more realistic
Areas of expertise
Energy and mining development and transitions; financing, governance and sustainability of large-scale infrastructure projects; geopolitics and international relations; Africa and Europe.
Igbo, West African Pidgin, Swahili, English, German, French
Chigozie Nweke-Eze is a visiting fellow with the Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations, working on the financing, governance, and geopolitics of energy and mining projects in Africa.
He is an economist and a geographer with specialisations in the international finance, economics, politics, geographies, and sustainability of large-scale and cross-border projects in the energy and mining sector. Following the re-emergence of hydrogen, he began working on its role in the energy transition and industrial decarbonisation, through the lens of his specialisation.
Nweke-Eze has consulted for African and European governments, the private sector, and international organisations, including for adidas, Endeva, REN21, and the German Development Cooperation, and has taught courses on energy transition and natural resources, including at the CIFE European Institute in Nice, France. He previously worked as a research associate in the department of geography at the University of Bonn, Germany and at the Research Institute for Sustainability Berlin.
He currently manages the multi-unit firm Integrated Africa Power, based in Abuja and Bonn; serves on the board of the Hydrogen-Africa conference and EXPO based in Paris; and convenes the African Hydrogen Hub. He regularly lends insights to public outlets, including PV Magazine Global, Deutesche Welle, and The Times.
In November 2022 at COP 27 the European Union and Namibia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a strategic partnership to develop raw materials…