DAY 1 – 4 June

07:30 – 08:30 Registration

08:30 – 08:45 Opening and Logistics for the Event

08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and Context

09:00 – 09:20 Keynote Address

09:20 – 10:30 Session 1: “Contextualising the Energy – Food – Water Nexus” Through a facilitated panel discussion, key industry experts will provide the latest information and context to each element of the Nexus with specific focus on South Africa

10:30 – 11:00 Tea break 11:00 – 13:00 Session 2: “The Nexus from an Energy Lens” An opportunity for delegates to share information, provide feedback and share opinions and assessments on how stakeholders view the Nexus from an energy lens

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30 Session 3: “Energy Impact on the Nexus” A panel discussion with key experts looking specifically at the impacts and interdependencies of energy as one of the Nexus elements, on the other two Nexus elements i.e. Food and Water

15:30 – 15:45 Conclusion of day’s proceedings 15:45 Networking and cocktail event


Times DAY 2 – 5 June

08:30 – 08:40 Opening and Logistics for the day

08:40 – 09:00 Recap of the previous day

09:00 – 10:30 Session 4: “Developing Levers that can serve the Nexus at a National Level” SANEA’s Youth Members will lead this interactive session by sharing perspectives on the current state, global practices and mitigation levers for the Nexus setting the scene for the delegates to share their experiences and perspectives

10:30 – 11:00 Tea break

11:00 – 13:00 Session 5: “Scenario Development Workshop Sessions” Delegates will participate in facilitated workshops to develop scenarios for a positive impact on the Nexus from government, business and society

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30 Session 6: “Defining the Transition Path to Future Scenarios” Delegates will have the opportunity to further the scenario discussions to define transition paths to the scenarios and actions / issues to be addressed at all levels to facilitate the transition

15:30 Concluding remarks and closure


The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) will be hosting a 2-day conference as a platform to share knowledge and information about the Energy Food Water Nexus for South Africa.


Energy, food and water are central to sustainable development and contribute directly to human wellbeing, economic development and poverty alleviation; with enormously significant linkages and cross impacts among the different areas. The demand for all three are increasing, driven by growing human populations, increased energy needs, adverse weather patterns, urbanisation, economic growth and resource degradation and scarcity among other issues.