Financing Power & Water Projects
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
The agenda for the event will address a range of issues:
- Reviewing East Africa’s future power & water needs
- How do you make PPPs work for efficient power & water supply?
- Outlining investor appetite to fund transformative projects in power & water
- Borrowers outline future funding requirements
- Utility sector as an enabler for local content in Rwanda
Wednesday, 9 November 2019 | 09H00 – 14H00
KIGALI, RWANDA | BY INVITATION ONLY