Financing East Africa’s Energy Plans


Fulfilling the economic and social promise of East Africa depends on the effectiveness of stakeholders to work together to develop the continent’s huge energy capacity. Securing the necessary finance needed to fund the required overhaul of the energy network is paramount. (World Bank estimates $43bn needs spending annually for the next decade).

Financing models underpinning project development are changing rapidly. Private investors are now playing an increasingly significant role in providing funding for critical power projects (as policymakers seek innovative ways to reduce capital expenditure pressure on already stretched public accounts).

The choice of Rwanda (Kigali) as the location for this event is particularly appropriate given the country’s successful implementation of a infra-related public/private partnership (Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project), one of the first in sub-Saharan Africa.

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Profiling East Africa’s diverse energy mix 
  • The bankability of projects (and mitigating risk) 
  • The energy sector as an enabler for local content 
  • Funding the energy transition (financing low carbon & climate resilient investments)
  • Technology & innovation 
  • Borrowers outline funding requirements 

Dates TBC | 09H00 – 14H00
Kigali, Rwanda

Official Event Partner

Off Grid Partner

Event Speakers

Antonio Cuccarese

Business Development Manager
Metito Utilities

Claudio Pedretti

Board Member of Alliance for Rural Electrification & Founder & CEO of WindKinetic

Dr. Ivan Twagirashema

Energy Private Developers (EPD)

Jean Marcel Ngabo

Head of Design and Construction
Centennial Generating Co.

Lénaïc Georgelin

Team Leader Infrastructure, Acting Head of Cooperation,
Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda

Natalia Castilhos Rypl


Robert Nyamvumba

Energy Division Manager
Ministry of Infrastructure (Rwanda)

Sandra Locoh Donou

Head of Origination Africa
Lendable Marketplace

Stephen Nzioka

Deputy Director for Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy (Kenya)

Theoneste Higaniro

Head of Power Generation Projects & Implementation
Rwanda Energy Group (REG) & Energy Development Corporation (EDCL) 

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