The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) with the kind support of Energias de Portugal (EDP) and the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), had the pleasure to invite you to the ARE Energy Access Investment Forum, which took place on 22-23 March 2017 in the EDP Headquarters Auditorium and the Lisboa Congress Centre.
The aim of the event was to discuss market conditions, key policy initiatives, business opportunities and showcase financial and technical instruments supporting rural electrification projects in developing and emerging markets.
With a diverse programme, the summit aimed to deepen participants’ understanding of policy and finance trends for existing and upcoming rural electrification business and engagement opportunities in developing and emerging markets. It also helped participants to understand where the opportunities lie and how to take advantage of them.
On the second day, ARE in cooperation with the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), organised a B2B Off-grid Matchmaking event, which brought together key institutional and business decision makers and representatives to accelerate business growth in off-grid renewable energy markets. Through structured B2B and B2Finance sessions, participants were offered the chance to meet their next business partner or financier and to advance existing projects at different stages of maturity.
The event also featured innovative financing instruments presenting their approach and modalities to boost rural electrification projects and tear down remaining barriers.