PROGRAM OVERVIEW - DAY 1
Registrations
Session 1
Plenary Opening
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Separation into two tracks: Generation (on-grid solar) and Connections (off-grid solar)

Session 2A: Generation
Innovative Financing Solutions for Utility and Mini-Grid

Session 2B: Connections
Off-grid overview of the region (Sub Saharan Africa)

NETWORKING LUNCH

Session 3A: Generation
Enabling policies panel

Session 3B: Connections
Investment trends in the off-grid solar sector in East and West Africa

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Session 4A: Generation
Interconnecting the grid between countries
Grid stability

Session 4B: Connections
Commercial and Concessional - The role of development banks and donor agencies in catalysing commercial finance for off-grid solutions
How to handle Real, Perceived and Emerging Risks

NETWORKING DRINKS
NETWORKING DINNER
PROGRAM OVERVIEW - DAY 2
Registrations
Welcome address
Separation into two tracks: Generation (on-grid solar) and Connections (off-grid solar)

Session 5A: Generation
Practical examples of Innovative business models

Session 5B: Connections
Pitch session: start-up enterprises and start-up funders

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Session 6A: Generation
C&I business case

Session 6B: Connections
How to get more (local) businesses + seed financing

NETWORKING LUNCH

Session 7A: Generation
Finance & risk management

Session 7B: Connections
Catalysing local capital across the financing spectrum

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Session 8: Networking / Matchmaking
Pre-organized meetings and match-making sessions aimed at connecting projects with capital

NETWORKING DRINKS