Fossil fuels are important energy sources that play vital roles in the energy system and economies of African countries. They are a major source of revenue for the leading oil and gas producing countries in Africa and the vast reserves of fossil fuels in the continent provide Africa with great opportunities to improve energy access, accelerate economic growth and reduce poverty. Despite this, the continent is still faced with enormous energy challenges that include low access to modern energy, insufficient energy infrastructure, low efficiency and lack of institutional and technical capacity to use these huge resources. Moreover, there are concerns that the future of fossil fuel use will need to take place in the context of a low carbon development pathway.

On the other hand, renewable energy has recently been gaining attention in Africa due to several reasons: high volatility and increasing prices of fossil fuels, a world that is going more and more green, cost-effective options provided by off-grid energies, and more importantly, the region is also endowed with significant amount and variety of renewable energy resources. Cleaner energy systems mitigate and even neutralize the adverse consequences of the use of fossil fuels and permit their positive qualities to be enjoyed for economic and social development.

Therefore, while it is necessary for Africa to leverage its potentials for clean energy in a world that is becoming more demanding for green energy, it is also vital to the continent to better exploit its natural resources to address urgent development needs and poverty reduction. It is therefore important to explore the resource and technical challenges and opportunities associated with developing Africa’s potentials in fossil fuels in a world that is going more and more green.

We invite unpublished contributions and innovations that address issues at the intersection of fossil and renewable

This workshop will be co-located with the third edition of the EAI International Conference on Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas (InterSol2019) to be held on February 14-15, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
07 October 2018
Notification deadline
17 November 2018
Camera-ready deadline
18 December 2018
14 February, 2019


Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by an international team of experts and accepted papers will be invited to be discussed during the third annual meeting in February, 2019.

Technical Program Committee

  • Wilfred Ndifon (co-Chair), African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Cape Town, South
  • Ghada Bassioni, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Rabab Mahmoud El-Sherif, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Moustapha Diop (co-Chair), University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
  • Assane Gueye, Universite Alioune Diop of Bambey, Senegal/University of Maryland, College Park,
  • Cheikh M. Fadel Kebe, Ecole Superieure, Polytechnique, Dakar Senegal
  • Ababacar Ndiaye, Universite Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, Senegal


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