A draft version of the final declaration seen by AFP highlights Africa’s vast renewable energy potential, young workforce and natural assets.
These include 40 percent of global reserves of cobalt, manganese and platinum, important for batteries and hydrogen fuel-cells.
But there are daunting challenges for a continent where millions of people currently lack access to electricity.
A reminder of the political instability in the region came last week, when the military takeover in Gabon took place a little more than a month after the coup in Niger.
Countries in Africa are also struggling with rising borrowing costs and lack of finance.