14
May
2020
Debates Videoconference
from 15:00 to 17:00
This event is restricted
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Investing in the development of solar energy in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve full potential Closed seminar

Scaling up reliable, low-carbon and affordable electricity is essential for the economic and social development of sub-Saharan Africa.

Scaling up reliable, low-carbon and affordable electricity is essential for the economic and social development of sub-Saharan Africa. An enabling investment framework alongside good coordination between the public and private actors, as well as between the industry’s business segments are all essential conditions for the multiplication of solar projects. A change of scale is highly needed but the Covid-19 related crises will have major repercussions on the economies of sub-Saharan countries and possibly on the development of solar projects. Hence why coordination and recovery strategies will play a key role for the future of solar electricity in the region.

This debate will be held in English.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Jan Martin Witte, Director Central Africa and Regional Funds, KfW
  • Stefan Rajaonarivo, Senior Investment Officer, IFC
  • Christophe Fleurence, Vice-President, Business Development, Africa, Total Eren
  • Xavier Mallet, Head of Strategy & ESR, Engie Afrique

Introduction by Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director of the Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri

Moderated by Hugo Le Picard, Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri

 

Contact the organizers: 

For more information, please contact Cécile De Cordier : decordier@ifri.org

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Keywords
Renewable Energies Solar Sub-Saharan Africa