Financing Power & Water Projects

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Translating the potential of Africa into economic success depends on the ability of stakeholders to work together to develop the continent’s huge energy capacity (in particular power & water). Securing the level of finance needed to fund the overhaul of Africa’s utilities infrastructure network is absolutely paramount (estimates suggest there is $40bn a year infrastructure funding gap deficit).

Policymakers across the continent are looking to the private sector to play an enhanced role in providing the funding for capital-intensive infrastructure projects. As a result financing models underpinning project development are changing rapidly. This roundtable will focus on the appropriate financing mechanisms (in particular PPPs) to procure and develop major power & water projects and services.

Kigali is the obvious location for this event. Rwanda’s landmark achievement in developing one of Africa’s first infra-related PPP projects (Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project) is an example which other will follow

WEDNESDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2019 | 09H00 – 14H00
RADISSON BLUE HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE, KIGALI, RWANDA | BY INVITATION ONLY

Agenda

08:00-09:00
Registration and networking

09:20-09:30
Welcome introduction
To be confirmed

09:30-10:00
Detailing the challenge of developing Africa’s power and water requirements over the next decade
Dr. Humphrey Ndwinga Richard, Regional Power Sector Manager, African Development Bank

10:00-10:50
Financing Rwanda’s immediate power and water needs: delivering bankable projects and mitigating risk

Michael Opagi, Africa Regional Manager, PPP Advisory Services, IFC
Daniel Ndegwa, Project Finance Specialist, African Development Bank
Florian Cammas, Associate, Finergreen
Rami Ghandour, Managing Director, Metito
Claire Nelson, Rwanda Power Africa Lead, U.S. Agency for International Development
Dr. Benjamin Rutimirwa, Senior Manager, Research and Development, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)

10:50-11:30
Networking

11:30-12:00
PPP spotlight in Rwanda: How do you make PPPs work for effective water supply?
Walid Madwar, Vice President, Business Development, Metito Utilities

12:00-12:50
Rwanda government entities detail their upcoming projects and requirements

Moderator: Dan Klinck, CEO and Founder, East African Power
Robert Nyamvumba, Energy Division Manager, Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA)
Theoneste Higaniro, Head of Power Generation and Implementation, Rwanda Energy Group/ EDCL
Joseph Murenzi, Director of Development Services, WASAC

12:50-13:10
Local talent and training opportunities created by pioneering landmark projects
Mahmoud Salem, Director, Kigali Water Ltd

13:10-14:15
Closing remarks and lunch


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Event Speakers

Dr. Humphrey Ndwinga Richard

Regional Power Sector Manager

African Development Bank

Daniel Ndegwa

Project Finance Specialist

African Development Bank Group

Dan Klinck

Founder & CEO

East Africa Power

Florian Cammas

Associate

Finergreen

Michael Opagi

Africa Regional Manager, PPP Advisory Services

IFC

Mahmoud Salem

Director

Kigali Water Ltd

Rami Ghandour

Managing Director

Metito

Walid Madwar

Vice President, Business Development

Metito Utilities

Robert Nyamvumba

Energy Division Manager

Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA)

Theoneste Higaniro

Head of Power Generation & Implementation

Rwanda Energy Group (REG)/ Energy Development Corporation (EDCL)

Dr. Benjamin Rutimirwa

Senior Manager, Research & Development

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)

Claire Nelson

Rwanda Power Africa Lead

U.S. Agency for International Development

Joseph Murenzi

Director of Development Services

Water & Sanitation Corporation (WASAC)

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