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Unlocking Renewable Off-grid and Modern Cooking Solutions in Africa

NEFCO and Norad are pleased to invite to a half-day seminar on the scale-up of green energy solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Time: Thursday 1st of June 2023 09:00 – 11:30
Location: Norad, Bygdøy allé 2, Oslo, Info center 5. floor.

This seminar will showcase approaches to scale up renewable off-grid solutions and clean cooking, presenting NEFCO’s two dedicated results-based financing programs and their method of unlocking and scaling up innovation in the energy field.

Stakeholders will be given the opportunity to interact and deepen mutual knowledge and ways forward to accelerate off-grid solar and clean cooking solution development in Africa.


09:00: Coffee

09:30 - 11:30

Opening Remarks, Mina Karina Weydahl, Assistant Director, Section for Energy, Norad

Moderation by Ash Sharma, Vice President, Special Funds, NEFCO

Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa: Market development in the off-grid sector

Topics: Private sector development, productive use, mini-grid food security, opportunities for Norwegian companies

The Modern Cooking Facility for Africa: Private sector led market development in the provision of high tier clean cooking solutions

Topics: Food security, health, climate adaptation, opportunities for Norwegian companies

Brief presentations on the above by NEFCO followed by panel discussion, Q & A

  • Mark Davis, Vice President, Clean Energy, Norfund
  • Anne Mette Guerrero, Investment Adviser for Norway, NEFCO
  • Anders Arvidson, Team leader, Power Africa, Sida
  • Heli Sinkko, Programme Manager – MCFA, NEFCO
  • Tom Erichsen, CEO Differ Group

Synergies between the two sectors and the business models


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Published 22.05.2023
Last updated 22.05.2023