ALER, with the support from the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Program (RECP), organised a high-level international conference taking place on the 25 – 26 October 2017 in Maputo, Mozambique.
The objective of the conference was to bring together European and African Renewable Energy businesses, developers and policy makers. The two-day conference focused on the contribution of renewable energy technologies for the electrification of Mozambique, in line with its National Electrification Strategy to achieve universal access by 2030.
Thus, participants exchanged information about the investment opportunities in the renewable energy sector, including in the on- and off-grid markets. Furthermore, the Programme was aimed at shedding light on what will be role of the main institutions to support the development of renewable energy projects.
Against this background, the conference included the presentation by ALER of the second edition of the “Renewables in Mozambique – National Status Report” accompanied by a mapping exercise of all existing initiatives of donor support programs. The conference also involved the presentation of the Portuguese version of the RECP Mini-grid Policy Toolkit and all mini-grids case studies in African Portuguese-speaking countries.
In addition, a dedicated matchmaking session was embedded in the overall conference programme. Thus, participants were able to schedule B2B, B2F or B2G meetings in advance with potential business partners, financiers or representatives of Mozambican institutions.
An RECP trade mission “Unlocking Business Opportunities for Solar Energy in Mozambique” was organized in the same week as the conference, bringing European project developers, manufacturers, service providers and consultants from the solar industry to Mozambique.
Altogether, the two day conference at the Indy Hotel in Maputo, Mozambique offered an excellent opportunity to meet key stakeholders, have access to first-hand information, and find business partners.