AHP in 2023

The AHP continued to experience steady growth in 2023, attracting several new members. This growth is a testament to the association's commitment to providing valuable resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy for its members. The growth of the AHP is a positive sign that it is meeting the needs of its members and making a difference in the world. The association is committed to continuing to grow and serve its members in the years to come.

The AHP's increased hiring in Africa in 2023 reflects its commitment to expanding its reach and impact on the continent. These employees are based in the AHP office in Port Louis (Mauritius) and in Lagos (Nigeria). The hiring of these employees was a significant step for the AHP, as it marked the expansion of its operations on the African continent.

The EU-funded Just-Green-AfriH2ca project started in 2023. The project aims to accelerate the development of green hydrogen in Africa, while ensuring a just and inclusive transition.

The association has achieved a significant milestone by closing its second full financial year with a financial surplus. This accomplishment is a testament to the sound fiscal management and prudent financial decisions made by the association's leadership and management team.

Green and natural hydrogen are key parts of the clean energy transition and offer great economic and commercial development opportunities for Africa. By focusing on areas where hydrogen is unavoidable and a necessity, the association can help to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy.

2023

Mauritius, Dec. 2022

New members from Industry, Finance, Universities and Associations joined the AHP. The number of AHP member organizations increased by more than 80% and reached a total of 26 members in 2022. The AHP completed the formation of the AHP Leadership Team consisting of eight Board Members, the Secretary General, the Chairman of the AHP Advocacy Task Force and the Chairman of the AHP Financial Advisory Group. Nine of the eleven Leadership Team members are African.

East Africa, Jun.-Jul. 2022

An AHP delegation traveled to East Africa and had productive meetings in Tanzania and Somaliland.

Mauritius, Sep. 2022

The Annual General Assembly approved the audited financial statements of the Financial Year 2021-2022. The AHP is a financially healthy organisation.

2022

Mauritius, Dec. 2021

2021 was the first full calendar year for the AHP, after the association was registered in Mauritius in November 2020. The year was successful and the AHP achieved all of its goals. 14 AHP Pioneer Members joined the AHP in 2021. The AHP pioneer member organisations are based across Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Israel, Italy and the UK, with the large-scale commercialisation of hydrogen technology in Africa as a key focus,

The AHP continued to expand its network and began to establish important connections and relationships in Africa and in Europe, including the financial sector in the City of London. The AHP also began to work with other leading hydrogen associations or similar organizations sharing similar values and common interests.

Mauritius, Aug. 2021:

1st AHP Annual General Assembly. The AHP is a financially healthy organisation.

2021

Mauritius, Nov. 2020

‚ÄčIn the middle of 2020 Mr. Ian Fraser and Ms. Catherine Scholtz, Directors of RTS Africa Engineering joined the unincorporated association. Together with Mr. Vincent Oldenbroek and Mr. Siegfried Huegemann they formally registered the AHP, with RTS Africa Engineering and Hypowa as the first two member companies, in Mauritius in November 2020.

Africa, Oct. 2020:

The AHP joined the Hydrogen Atlas Africa project.

Ethiopia, Feb. 2020:

The very successful cooperation of Mr. Huegemann and Mr. Oldenbroek culminated in a first conference in Addis Ababa in February 2020 which was attended by interested parties from several countries from Africa, Europe and Asia where the objective was to develop opportunities associated with trans-African green hydrogen hubs and routes between cities, ports and mining centers.

2020

China, Nov. 2019

Mr. Huegemann and Mr. Oldenbroek presented the AHP at the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) Hydrogen Industry Conference in Foshan, China.

Nigeria, Oct. 2019:

Mr. Oldenbroek represented the AHP at the Energy Sustainability Conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

Tanzania, Aug. 2019:

In summer 2019 Mr. Huegemann and Mr. Oldenbroek had a series of successful meetings with Senior Officials of governmental and parastatal organisations in Tanzania.

AHP - Jan. 2019:

The AHP published its new website and three visionary documents about establishing and financing hydrogen economies in Africa.

2019

AHP - Aug. 2018

Mr. Vincent Oldenbroek, a Dutch citizen based in Harare, joined Mr. Huegemann in 2018. They formed an unincorporated association to formally establish the organisation in Africa and renamed the initial initiative to African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP).

Ethiopia, Jul. 2016:

Mr. Huegemann meets Mr. Motuma Mekassa, Minister for Water, Irrigation & Electricity of Ethiopia and other high ranking Ethopian Officials in Addis Ababa.

AHP - Sep. 2014:

In 2014 Mr. Siegfried Huegemann (commonly known as Siggi), a German who resides in the UK, initiated the idea for an African hydrogen association with the current web address and Twitter account as well as a daily African Hydrogen Power blog.

2018