UK-Algeria Energy Transition & Countdown to COP26


On the 14th October 2021, DMA hosted an innovative hybrid event that combined socially distanced physical meetings in London and Algiers, connected by a digital bridge. We very much would like to thank Clarke Energy for their support. 

Focused on the energy transition, this digital event connected business to business and business to government in an intimate and novel setting. It saw key principals and interlocutors from both governments introduced to the delegates and given the opportunity to present their positions in the run up to COP26. 

Please find the video of the event on DMA's YouTube channel.



Thursday 14th October 

Chairperson - Lauren McEvatt, Advisory Board Member, DMA Invest

09:00 – 09:10: Mission Opening*

  • HE Abderrahmane Benguerrah, Algerian Ambassador to the UK
  • HMA Sharon Wardle, British Ambassador to Algeria

09:10 – 09:20: Mission Keynote*

  • Lord Risby, Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Algeria

09:20 – 09:30: Diversifying Algeria’s Energy Mix*

  • Nihal Mansouri, Director of Studies, Ministry for Energy Transition and Renewable Energy

09:30 – 10:00: The Algerian offer*

This session will feature spotlight on solar, biogas, green hydrogen and gas flaring, and a discussion. 

  • Tahar Moussaoui, APRUE
  • Youcef Khanfar, Director of New Resources, Sonatrach
  • Ali Zatout, Director of Strategy, Sonelgaz
  • Sami Agli, President, CAPC

10:10 – 10:40: Financing the Energy Transition and Investing to Achieve Net Zero*

  • Andy Mannix, Export Finance Manager, UK Export Finance

10:40 – 11:25: Introduction to UK Companies 

This session would see UK companies introduced to Algerian companies via video link 

11:25 – 12:10: Introduction to Algerian Companies

This session would see Algerian companies introduced to UK companies via video link 

12:10 – 13:40: Lunch Break