Energy transition and the role of the DRC as a solution country

Energy / Energy transition

Nicolas Kazadi on DRC’s Natural Wealth and the Energy Transition

Nicolas Kazadi

April 28, 2023

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In This Episode

The Democratic Republic of the Congo faces many challenges to its development, but the country’s natural wealth has the potential to lift more people out of poverty and help the world make the transition to renewable energy.  In this podcast, IMF African Department head Abebe Aemro Selassie sits down with DRC’s Minister of Finance, Nicolas Kazadi to discuss the country’s pivotal role in the fight for climate preservation and sustainable development. Their conversation took place as part of the Governor Talks series hosted by the IMF during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings.

Nicolas Kazadi is the Minister of Finance for the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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