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Event Date Wed Mar 17 IST - Thu Mar 18 IST (7 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Mar 17 7:30am - Thu Mar 18 12:50pm
Location Virtual Event
Region EMEA

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.

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.


2021 Speakers

Alexis Rehbinder
Project Manager at Générale du Solaire

Alireza Derakhshan
CEO at Grino Water Solutions GmbH

Antonia Orsoni-Bufano
Head of Off-Grid Market at Blue Solutions

Bärbel Höhn
BMZ Special Representative for Energy in Africa at The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development

Carla Montesi
Director for Green Deal and Digital Agenda at DG INTPA - European Commission

Claudio Pedretti
President at Alliance for Rural Electrification & CEO at Green Climate Ventures

David Lecoque
CEO at Alliance for Rural Electrification

Deepak Mohapatra
Policy & Business Development Officer at Alliance for Rural Electrification

Dorothea Otremba
Senior Advisor at GIZ

Emily McAteer
CEO at Odyssey Energy Solutions

Gabriele Pammesberger
Lead for Africa at Alliance for Rural Electrification

Hyacinth Elayo
Energy Policy Officer at ECREEE

Jacqueline Kimeu
Coordinator at ACCESS Coalition

Jean-Denis Collin
Regional Manager at EDFI ElectriFI

Jens Jæger
Policy & Business Development Manager at Alliance for Rural Electrification

Joao Duarte Cunha
Head of Renewable Energy Division at African Development Bank

Kaluba Musakanya
Advisor for Private Sector at GiZ

Karimi Ndigah
KOSAP at SNV Netherlands Development Organization

Krishnan Rajagopalan
Global Head - Business Development & Proposals at Sterling & Wilson Limited

Liz Pfeiffer
Deputy Chief of Party – Technical at USAID Southern Africa Energy Program, a Power Africa Initiative

Luca Traini
Access to Energy Programme Manager at RES4Africa Foundation

Michael Franz
Team Leader at GET.invest

Mukabanji Mutanuka
Head of Mini-grids at Engie Power Corner

Nicholas Allen
International Projects Director at NRECA International

Nico Peterschmidt

Per van Swaaij
SVP Structuring Africa at TCX Fund

Prosper Magali
Board Member/Director of Projects/Vice Chairman at ARE/Ensol Tz Ltd/TAREA

Rana Ghoneim
Chief - Energy Systems and Infrastructure Division at UNIDO

Ruchi Soni
Programme Manager at SEforALL

Samantha Okpara
Investment Officer at Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ)

Trey Jarrard
CEO at Renewvia Energy Corporation

Ulrich Zimmermann
Chief Operating Officer at Zimpertec GmbH & Co KG

Zibusiso Ncube
SE4RC Project Team Leader at Practical Action

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• Res4Africa


• Republique Francaise
• Ademe
• Blue Solutions
• Cecasa
• Engie
• Pinensus
• NRECA International
• Renew Via Energy
• Sterling & Wilson
• Zimpertec

• Odyssey
• Practical Action
• Sparkmeter
• Wind Kinetic

• Energy Catalyst
• Access
• Acp
• Club ER
• Franfurt School
• German Cooperation
• Sustainable Energy for All
• Solar Power Europe