The aim of the workshop is to show the current progress of the World Energy Scenarios, which are the key drivers of the Scenarios report finally presented and launched in October 2016 at our Istanbul World Energy Congress. The WEC Scenarios Core team will present the key drivers of global energy development and debate these with respect to the African regional context with regional experts. The workshop will be hosted by WEC and will debate and discuss recent events in the political, economic and social environments that impact on energy, as well as looking at the most pertinent technological and environmental changes that will shape the energy landscape of Africa. This discussion will be used to form the basis for the regional perspective of the Global Scenarios.