An event organized by Alliance for Rural Electrification
09.10.2017 - 09.10.2017 • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Talking business: Microfinance for decentralised renewables in Africa

ARE with the kind support of the African-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) organised the workshop “Talking business: Microfinance for decentralised renewables in Africa” on 9 October 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The workshop targeted renewable energy companies & project developers, microfinance players (including investors, MFIs, researchers, banks, networks, governments, insurers, etc.) as well as the public sector interested in decentralised renewables in Africa.

The programme featured presentations & discussions on:

  • Services and activities offered by RECP and ARE for investors/financiers and project developers interested in venturing into Africa’s renewable energy markets
  • The business case for microfinanciers: Why and how microfinance players should invest in decentralised renewables in Africa
  • Panel discussion on the experiences of microfinance players and decentralised RE companies
  • Pitches from decentralised RE and microfinance players to present their products and explain what type of projects/partners they are looking for

The Workshop was organised in conjunction with the African Microfinance Week (SAM), taking place on 9-13 October in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The SAM took place on 9-13 October 2017 was organised by the African networks African Microfinance Transparency (AMT), Microfinance African Institutions Network (MAIN) and African Rural & Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) and bought together the entire microfinance industry (investors, MFIs, researchers, banks, networks, governments). This is a great chance to network and also a unique opportunity to participate in two days of conference, three days of trainings and workshops, plus the Innovation Fair and the Investor’s Fair.