25 October 2019 | From 11-13 November, the African Development Bank together with the Government of South Africa will host the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) in Gauteng, South Africa. The Forum will convene 2000 state officials, policymakers, project developers and institutional and private investors from over 80 countries to address Africa’s infrastructure needs.
Although the continents renewable energy markets are brimming with opportunities waiting to be seized, Africa is also home to 13 of the world’s countries with the least access to electricity. An estimated 55 billion USD is required until 2040 to ensure universal access to electricity. This year’s Forum is intended to rise to the challenge and push relevant investment deals towards financial closure.
Toward this end, and as part of the AIF Marketplace presentations on day two of the conference, GET.invest and the EU-funded impact investment facility ElectriFI will present the European Union’s financial and technical support instruments available to entrepreneurs and investors in Africa’s renewable energy sector. Representatives from both programmes will also be available for personal exchanges, inquires and ad-hoc meetings at the joint market stand of the European Union and the European Investment Bank during the event.
To learn more about the Africa Investment Forum, follow the link to the event website.