Throughout the two days of the program, there will be plenary sessions to tackle the overarching topics & issues and in-depth parallel sessions to focus on 3 different segments.

Plenary Sessions: Unlocking Solar Capital in Africa
- Africa in the global perspective
- Market opportunities and Bankability Issues in Africa
- Investment Trends in Solar PV in Africa
- Round table sessions
- Success stories
- Outlook on Africa's Renewable Energy Future
Track 1:
On-grid Solar
- Utility Scale: Analyst Overview of the Region
- Managing / Minimizing Risks for Solar Investors
- C&I Business Case / Overview
- C&I Focused Panel Discussion
- Utility Scale: Business case
- Solutions for Raising Debt and Equity
- C&I Financing Solutions for C&I Portfolios
- Financing Initiatives and Business Models
 
 
Track 2:
Mini-grid
- Overview and Update of the Region and Markets
- The Businesscase for Mini and Microgrids
- Unlocking Capital for Minigrids
- Local Solutions, Projects/Case Study and Practical Experiences with Minigrids
- Financing Issues
- Mini Grids as an Asset Class
- Minigrid Risk Management
- C&I Minigrid Solutions
 
 
Track 3:
Off-grid & Lighting
- Growth Equity & Debt Capital - From a Few Winners to Sector-Wide Opportunities
- Seed & Early Stage Financing for the Off Grid Sector
- Working Capital from Manufacturing to the Last Mile
- Supply Chain Debt/Working Capital
- Consumer Financing Capital
 
 

Day 1 /// 1 November

Day 2 /// 2 November