Green Hydrogen Talks


10:00 am September 2023
Add to Calendar 2023-09-26 10:00:00 2023-10-02 07:29:47 Green Hydrogen Talks Description Location Policy Center Policy Center Africa/Casablanca public

In the battle against climate change and our pursuit of sustainable energy solutions, green hydrogen and renewable energy are pivotal. These technologies offer the promise of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting ambitious sustainability targets. However, their success hinges on addressing a host of opportunities and challenges, from advancing technology and market growth to shaping supportive policies and infrastructure.

In that framework, the Policy Center for the New South and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation are organizing a joint seminar with the aim to bring together leading experts and stakeholders to explore the potential of green hydrogen in powering a climate-resilient future worldwide. It will delve into two distinct yet interconnected sessions that focus on the global impact of green hydrogen adoption and its specific role in the Mediterranean region, and promises to unravel the potential, opportunities, and challenges of green hydrogen adoption, charting a course toward a decarbonized world and a resilient Mediterranean.




10h00 – 10h30

Welcoming coffee and registration

10h30 – 10h35

Welcoming remarks

Rim Berahab, Senior Economist, Policy Center for the New South

Rania El Ghazouli, Project Coordinator, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom – Morocco Office

10h35 – 12h00

Panel 1:  Green Hydrogen & Renewables: Powering a Climate-Resilient Future Worldwide 

Provide an overview of the importance and potential of green hydrogen and renewable energy in addressing climate change and achieving sustainable energy goals.


Moderator: Hamdi Hached, Climate Change Policies Expert, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Tunisia and Libya Office


Chokri Aslouj, National Expert in Green Hydrogen Process

Samir Rachidi, Director General, Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles (IRESEN)

Yassine Zegzouti, Research Fellow, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Middle East and North Africa (KAS-REMENA)

12h00 – 14h00


14h00 – 15h30

Panel 2: Unleashing Green Hydrogen across the Mediterranean: Opportunities, Challenges and a Decarbonized Future

Green hydrogen perspective and energy transition: Advancing sustainable energy governance in the Mediterranean region, discuss the existing challenges and barriers that need to be addressed for a successful implementation of green hydrogen projects, such as infrastructure development and cost reduction.


Moderator: Afaf Zarkik, Senior Economist, Policy Center for the New South


Fawzi Chokri, Expert in Green H2 Project Extraction from Biomass in Africa 

Maher Ben Cheikh, Chief of the Renewable Energies Department, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Monastir

Rim Berahab, Senior Economist, Policy Center for the New South