Public-Private Financing Mechanisms and Renewable Energy in Western Africa

 

When: 2017

Where: Senegal

What: Building PPP Expertise

Key objectives

  • Exchange about best practices and local and international experiences for increasing access to sustainable, affordable, and reliable electricity which can accelerate regional social and economic development in Western Africa
  • Discuss experiences in implementing renewable energy projects, the most appropriate renewable energy technologies for West African countries, energy efficiency, project structuring, and innovative financing

When: 2017

Where: Senegal

What: Building PPP Expertise

Together with the Regions 20 of Climate Action (R20), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the Agence Nationale pour les Énergies Renouvelables (ANER) of Senegal, we organized a high-level conference in Dakar, Senegal on renewable energies and public-private financing targeting the West African region from February 15-16, 2017.

The event was a unique opportunity to exchange about best practices, local and international experiences for increasing access to sustainable, affordable, and reliable electricity which can accelerate regional social and economic development.

During the conference, participants and panelists openly discussed their experiences in implementing renewable energy projects via competitive calls for tenders and bilateral negotiations, the most appropriate renewable energy technologies for West African countries, energy efficiency, project structuring, and innovative financing. Mr. Boubacar Mbodji, Special Advisor to the President of Senegal for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency, emphasized the need to use financing intelligently and efficiently to plan for the current and future generations.

The two-day conference was attended by over 60 high-level representatives from ministries, energy regulators, regional institutions, investors, public and private utilities and companies from 15 countries. Mr. Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE, closed the conference by highlighting the need to turn dialogue into real-world results.

This high-level workshop is part of our PPP conference program which empowers decision-makers through regional conferences worldwide that help define best strategies and practices for the successful implementation of public-private partnerships in the sustainable electricity sector.

“I am convinced that participants at this gathering have understood the huge hope our governments pin on these proceedings. Governments understand the significance of this conference in providing for development of financing for renewable energy projects.”

Djiby Ndiaye, Director General of ANER

Participating members and partners

  • Hydro-Québec
  • Enel
  • ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  • Regions 20 of Climate Action (R20)
  • Agence Nationale pour les Énergies Renouvelables (ANER) of Senegal
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