From Global to Local: Green Energy Finance in African Power

Tuesday, April 4th: 16:45 - 17:45 - Main Stage

HOST: Power Africa, GOGLA

Power development initiatives have sought to utilize creative ways to blend private and public capital to foster infrastructure and off-grid development and facilitate the growth of sustainable power sectors throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, public-private partnerships have sought to reduce risks (real or perceived) for local and international investors and companies, increase the quotient of private capital inflows into power sectors and more broadly develop markets capable of generating stable, attractive returns without the prolonged need for DFI capital inflows. This session seeks to explore how public-private partnerships have been and can be used to develop and finance local SME and local financial institutions’ participation in this sector.

Stacy Swann Founding Partner Climate Finance Advisors, LLC
Thomas Duveau Head of Business Development Mobisol
Maureen Harrington Head of Client Coverage for Power and Infrastructure Standard Bank, NY
Alexia Kelly CEO Microgrid Investment Accelerator
Ryan Levinson Founder & CEO SunFunder
Megan Viernes Senior Advisor USAID