3rd Annual Investing in Africa Conference

22 Jun - 23 Jun 2017

Session information

Renewable energy in Africa: challenges and opportunities


European Regional Forum (Lead)
North American Regional Forum Advisory Board (Lead)
African Regional Forum
Banking & Financial Law Committee
Mining Law Committee
Oil and Gas Law Committee
Power Law Committee


With a large portion of its population without access to electricity, and rapidly growing economies and populations, Africa faces a unique challenge to cope with a soaring demand for energy. This session will explore how renewable energies have the potential to play a significant role in the continent’s energy transition in a reliable, sustainable and cost-effective manner. The panel will also focus on the challenges placed on regulators and financing institutions to create an enabling environment to meet investment needs and discuss how renewable energy projects in Africa should be financed, through a wise collaboration between governmental agencies, international NGOs and private investors.