The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), in partnership with the African Development Bank and GET.invest (formely RECP), is excited to announce that the 5th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum will take place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on 13-14 March 2019.

The Forum, supported by Club-ER, ECREEE and UNIDO, convenes public, private and other stakeholders with the goal to boost clean energy access globally and in particular in Africa, where 588 million people still lack electricity. To intensify the exchange with players from and outside Africa, ARE will also hold its Annual General Meeting in conjunction with the Forum the day before.

Building on the success of previous editions, the event will showcase the latest off-grid political and funding initiatives, discuss trends and innovations, and build win-win partnerships through matchmaking.

 

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Logistical note:

Kindly consult our logistical note which provides useful, practical, administrative and logistical information for delegates attending the Forum.

Day 1: ARE Energy Access Investment Conference 2019 (13 March 2019)
08.00 - 09.00 Registration & Coffee
09.00 - 09.20 Welcome Remarks
09.40 - 10.40 International funding initiatives to support the off-grid renewable energy sector
10.40 - 11.10 Coffee Break & Exhibition
11.10 - 12.30 Updates on regulatory frameworks for off-grid renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break & Exhibition
  Track 1: Conference Track 2: Side-event Track 3: B2B Meetings
14.00 - 15.15 Impact investments to finance the off-grid renewable energy project pipeline in Sub-Saharan Africa  Available for sponsors (see sponsorship pack) More info to follow
15.15 - 15.45 Coffee Break & Exhibition
  Track 1: Conference Track 2: Side-event Track 3: B2B Meetings
15.45 - 17.00 Win-Win Partnerships - Building local capacity for off-grid renewable energy project deployment  Available for sponsors (see sponsorship pack) More info to follow
17.00 - 17.05 Closing Remarks
18.00 - 20.00 Networking Reception & ARE Awards 2019

 

Day 2: Knowledge & Matchmaking Workshop (14 March 2019)
08.10 - 09.10 Registration & Coffee
09.10 - 09.15 Welcome Remarks
09.15 - 10.15 Business models for clean energy mini-grids: creating nexi between off-grid renewable energy and productive uses of energy
10.15 - 11.00 Pitching session I: Digital & technical innovations to bring down the cost of off-grid renewable energy projects
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break & Exhibition
11.30 - 12.15 Pitching Session II: Financing to scale clean energy mini-grids in emerging markets
12.15 - 13.45 Lunch Break & Exhibition
13.45 - 13.50 Introduction to B2B Matchmaking
  Track 1: B2B Matchmaking Track 2: Side-event
13.50 - 15.30 Maximum 4 meetings of 20 minutes per participant Available for sponsors (see sponsorship pack)
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break & Exhibition
  Track 1: B2B Matchmaking Track 2: Side-event
16.00 - 17.40 Maximum 4 meetings of 20 minutes per participant Available for sponsors (see sponsorship pack)
17.40 - 17.45 Closing Remarks

 

Date events
13 March 2019 to 14 March 2019
Where
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
CO2 Neutral Flights

ARE offsets its travel-related CO2 emissions

Contact

David Lecoque

Senior Policy & Business Development Manager

+32 2 709 55 25

Jens Jaeger

Policy & Business Development Manager

+32 2 709 55 42

Ling Ng

Communications & Marketing Manager

+32 2 709 55 42