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
Official Event Partner
Off Grid Partner
Board Member of Alliance for Rural Electrification & Founder & CEO of WindKinetic
Team Leader Infrastructure, Acting Head of Cooperation,
Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda
Head of Power Generation Projects & Implementation
Rwanda Energy Group (REG) & Energy Development Corporation (EDCL)
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