The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), in partnership with the African Development Bank and GET.invest (formely RECP) announces that the 5th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum will take place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on 13-14 March 2019.
The Forum, supported by Club-ER, ECREEE and UNIDO, convenes public, private and other stakeholders with the goal to boost clean energy access globally and in particular in Africa, where 588 million people still lack electricity. To intensify the exchange with players from and outside Africa, ARE will also hold its Annual General Meeting in conjunction with the Forum the day before.
Building on the success of previous editions, the event will showcase the latest off-grid political and funding initiatives, discuss trends and innovations, and build win-win partnerships through matchmaking.
Last year’s edition took place in Catania, Sicily and was co-organised by RES4Med&Africa. In light of the strategic partnership between RES4Med&Africa and ARE, RES4Med&Africa participates to this year’s EAIF as sponsor and speaker during the session on “Business models for clean energy mini-grids: creating nexi between off-grid renewable energy and productive uses of energy”.