SNV joins an expert panel to discuss funding opportunities for renewable energy entrepreneurs

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SNV energy expert Karimi Ndigah will join a panel discussion on funding opportunities for Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) companies at the upcoming 6th Energy Access Investment Forum (EAIF). This virtual event will take place from 17 to 19 March 2021.

About the event

The ARE Energy Access Investment Forum (EAIF) is an annual business and political exchange event aimed at bringing together the private and public sector to debate the latest financing trends and developments in the rural electrification sector, do business and boost clean energy access globally and in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa, where 588 million people still lack electricity. The event is supported by ARE’s longstanding partner GET.invest, a European programme supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria. To learn more about the event, visit the organiser's website.

SNV at the event

Karimi, an off-grid solar energy expert will participate in an hour-long session focusing on funding opportunities for Decentralised Renewable Energy companies and look at what organisation are doing to support local entrepreneurs. This session will take place on Thursday 18 March at 2:00 pm. To see the full agenda, please visit here.

Other participants in the discussion are:

  • Michael Franz, Team Leader, GET.invest

  • Liz Pfeiffer, Chief of Party – Technical, SAEP, Power Afrika

  • Jean-Denis Collin, Regional Manager, EDFI ElectriFI

  • Ruchi Soni, Programme Manager, SEforALL

  • Per van Swaaij, Senior Vice President - Structuring Africa, TCX Fund

Karimi will focus on two of SNV’s flagship sustainable energy projects - BRILHO Energy Africa Programme and KOSAP, Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP).


The Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) is a flagship project of the Ministry of Energy, financed by the World Bank, aimed at providing electricity and clean cooking solutions in the remote, low density, and traditionally underserved areas of the country. To learn more visit here.

BRILHO is committed to achieving the goals of the Energy Africa Compact for Mozambique and is expected to increase energy access in Mozambique for 1.5 million people. It is a comprehensive and innovative five-year programme that will support 15,000 businesses and mobilise GBP 20 million in private funding. Visit the  BRILHO webpage for more information