SIDE EVENT: Off-grid Solar Investment Academy

3 November 2016, 9AM – 2.30PM

A lecture series for companies and investors who want to learn more about off-grid solar investment. With the support of RECP and responsAbility, GOGLA is organizing a half-day off-grid solar investment academy to help build a common knowledge base of best practices in off-grid investment, helping off-grid solar companies and investors to overcome barriers that stand in the way of successful investments.


  • Business Planning and Financial Projections: Showing the Right Numbers

  • Understanding the Term Sheet: Finding Win-Win Solutions

  • Investing in Off-Grid Solar: Choosing the Right Financial Instruments

  • Investing in Pay-As-You-Go: Key Considerations and Opportunities

This event is taking place in conjunction with Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa, a key event for 300+ executives to connect and discuss how to solve Africa’s solar energy funding gap. 

More information can be found here:

The GLOBAL OFF-GRID LIGHTING ASSOCIATION (GOGLA) is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit association created to promote lighting solutions that benefit society and businesses in developing and emerging markets. GOGLA acts as the industry advocate and supports the industry in growing and strengthening the market for clean, quality off-grid lighting and electrical systems. Its main objective is to support industry in scaling the sector based on principles of the triple bottom line, thus contributing to the objectives of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
GOGLA Website
The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) is a multi-donor programme that supports the development of markets for renewable energy in Africa. It was launched by more than 35 African and European Ministers and Commissioners under the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP). By catalysing the development of African renewable energy markets.
RECP Website
responsAbility Investments AG is one of the world’s leading asset managers in the field of development investments and offers professionally-managed investment solutions to private, institutional and public investors. The company’s investment vehicles supply debt and equity financing to non-listed firms in emerging and developing economies. Through their inclusive business models, these firms help to meet the basic needs of broad sections of the population and to drive economic development – leading to greater prosperity in the long term. responsAbility currently has USD 3.1 billion of assets under management that is invested in over 500 companies in 95 countries. Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in Zurich and has local offices in Bangkok, Geneva, Hong Kong, Lima, Luxembourg, Mumbai, Nairobi, Oslo and Paris. Its shareholders include a number of reputable institutions in the Swiss financial market as well as its own employees. responsAbility is registered with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.
responsAbility Website