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Promoting Green Manufacturing “Made in Africa”


Mastering in Africa the manufacture of “green” capital goods (solar-hybrid mini-grids, wind farms, waste recycling plants, electric vehicles, tramways…..) is a major challenge for African countries.

The Observatory is a space open to all those interested in this issue



The sustainable industrialization of Africa implies to focus on the development of “green” manufacturing sectors.

Throughout Africa, a great deal of this type of equipment is being installed.

Unfortunately, almost all of it is imported on a turnkey basis from China, Europe, North America or Japan.

Hundreds of billions of euros will have to be invested in Africa over the next 20 years.

Mastering the manufacture of green industries is therefore a major challenge for African countries.

The challenge is clearly to manufacture “green” capital goods in African countries, rather than importing them.

This means building solar panel manufacturing plants, waste sorting plants, railroad equipment manufacturing units, railroad rolling stock, on African soil…..

Strategic partnerships based on co-design and co-production between African and European industrialists would ensure the progressive transfer of know-how, maximize local added value, and would be a guarantee of competitiveness.



The Observatory has two objectives:

  • Promote the “Leading” companies having developed green manufacturing activities in Africa.
  • Analyse the value chain of each green manufacturing sector.