South Africa has been focusing on hydrogen development since 2007. Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) was founded by Department of Science and Technology to support the South African participation in the nascent, but rapidly developing international platforms in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies.
As part of a national drive to create a clean, affordable and sustainable energy future for South Africa, the South African government through the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), launched the Hydrogen Society Roadmap (HSRM) in February 2022.
Science Diplomacy for Economic Development through Hydrogen (SDEDH) is an initiative of DSI’s International Office that seeks to directly support both the HSRM and the Hydrogen Commercialization Strategy for South Africa (HCSSA) through a series of local and international roundtable workshops and follow up engagements. This document serves as proposal for the roundtable workshops.