ARE and RECP successfully conclude the “Off-Grid Investment Forum 2016”

Published on: 19. April 2016

On April 12, the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) jointly organized a two day high level investment forum at ING Headquarters and the Amsterdam ArenA, The Netherlands. With over 250 participants, the event had a high level of attendance, bringing together entrepreneurs, financiers and project developers.

Further information about the event can be found here.

The Energy Access Investment Summit, organized by ARE, brought together key decision makers as well as institutional and business representatives to develop business strategies. It focused on the discussion of market conditions and key policy and financial initiatives on existing and upcoming rural electrification business opportunities in developing and emerging markets.

On day two, RECP hosted the conference’s “Business Day”, successfully bringing together African and European entrepreneurs and financiers active in the field of rural electrification. During the first part of the day, several organizations presented innovative financing instruments, approaches and modalities. Additionally remaining barriers and opportunities in financing rural electrification projects were discussed in an engaging forum session.

The second part of the day was undoubtedly the highlight of the event, when the business matchmaking session took place in which 156 companies and organizations actively participated. 621 B2B meetings were performed in a structured setting, where the participants could discuss business and cooperation opportunities for over three hours.

The event was very well received by the participants, who complimented it providing positive feedback to the organizers.

RECP is currently planning up to 25 information and matchmaking events in the next 2 years, covering all relevant market segments for renewable energy in Africa. Such events will take place both in Europe and Africa.

Please stay tuned to this website for the latest information on upcoming services, events and products of RECP.

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The RECP is a programme of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), a partnership between the European Union and the African Union
The EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) is responsible for the implementation of the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP). The EUEI PDF currently receives contributions from the European Commission, Austria, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden.