AADFI organizes workshop on Promotion & Financing of Renewable Energy Businesses

The Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI), in
partnership with SADC–DFRC, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
Vulindlela Academy and the African Development Institute (ADI) of the African
Development Bank Group (AfDB), held a workshop on Promotion & Financing of
Renewable Energy Businesses from March 5-9, 2012 in Midrand, Republic of South Africa.

The objectives of the workshop were to sensitize DFIs on the status and current trends in renewable energy agenda in Africa; share experiences of successful small and medium renewable energy projects in Africa, and _ enlighten DFIs on how to set up and strengthen renewable energy unit in their institutions. In addition, the workshop aimed to discuss prospects of mobilizing finance from various sources to support lending to renewable energy businesses. The programme marked the launch of the green programme of the African national DFIs particularly in the area of promotion of renewable energy.

The workshop was attended by a total of 61 participants comprising CEOs,
Directors and Senior Management Executives in African DFIs, as well as resource persons. Also present, were senior officials of International and Private Organizations involved in promoting and financing renewable energy projects. The participants came from 23 institutions in 17 African countries namely: Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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