18 of April 2016

ARE-RECP Off-Grid Investment Forum creates fertile ground for clean energy off-grid investments

The Alliance for Rural Elecrtification (ARE) and the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) organised a high level investment forum in ING Headquarters and the Bijlmer Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 12-13 April 2016.

The forum was attended by more than 250 participants from the private sector, financiers and development partners. It opened with the announcement of the launch of ElectriFI’s first call for proposals on Friday, 15 April 2016. The CEO of SE4All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Rachel Kyte also delivered a keynote speech appealing to investors and financiers to help de-risk, unlock and amplify investments in renewable off-grid projects.

Building upon the strong foundation created by discussions and announcements of Day 1, the second day of the forum, which was hosted by RECP, provided a structured platform for participants to come together to talk business. The structured B2B and matchmaking session in the afternoon featured about 180 parties engaged in more than 620 direct meetings.

Read the full press release here.