The ARE Energy Access Investment Forum (EAIF) is an annual business and political exchange event aimed at bringing together the private and public sector to debate the latest financing trends and developments in rural electrification sector, do business and boost clean energy access globally and in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa, where 588 million people still lack electricity.

Since the 1st edition of the EAIF held in Madrid in 2015, the Forum has since become the key flagship event for the decentralised renewable energy (DRE) sector, taking place in spring each year.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, EAIF will take place virtually for the first time from 17-18 March 2021. Based on the success of previous editions, ARE expects more than 1,000 participants to attend the Forum.

The event is supported by GET.invest, a European programme which mobilises investments in DRE, supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria.


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Date events
17 March 2021 to 18 March 2021
Virtual Event


Jens Jaeger

Director of Policy & Business Development

+32 2 400 10 00