This exciting new report has been co-authored by a group of independent experts, chaired by Youba Sokona (Vice Chair, IPCC). It offers a fresh take on Africa’s development priorities, and offers strategies to break free of the structural traps holding us back. It spotlights energy, and shows how Africa can leapfrog not just to better energy sources, but also to better energy systems. Finally, it offers some innovative thoughts on financing Africa’s transition, and challenges conventional beliefs about the extent to which Africa is dependent solely on external assistance for its development. The webinar will feature the report’s authors, joined in conversation by an exciting panel of discussants who will offer thoughts on the report’s recommendations from various perspectives.