Risk Mitigation in Renewable Energy Investments in Africa

29 – 30 January 2018 |Nairobi, Kenya


In order to enhance the use of risk mitigation instruments for renewable energy financing, IRENA and the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) organised a one-and-a-half day workshop on risk mitigation instruments, with a geographical focus on Africa.

The workshop brought together the main stakeholders for practical, hands-on discussion on the opportunities and challenges of risk mitigation instruments in renewable energy investments and how to increase the availability and use of such instruments for renewable energy projects in Africa.


Agenda

Concept note

Participant list

Biographies


Presentations

Opening

Key findings from IRENA publication Unlocking renewable energy investment: the role of risk mitigation and structured financeHenning Wuester, IRENA

Introducing the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP)Ghita Hannane, REPP/UN Environment Programme


Panel 1

Introduction: Needs from governments and project developers in the context of risk mitigationRafael Ben, Climate Investment Fund

EthiopiaEbisa Regasa Biratu, Ministry of Water Irrigation and Electricity, Ethiopia

NamibiaPaulina Kandali Iyambo, NamPower, Namibia

NigeriaIfeabunike Joseph Dioha, Energy Commission of Nigeria

SwazilandKhulekani Sifundza, Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy, Swaziland

ZambiaChilombo Chila, Ministry of Energy and Water, Zambia


Panel 2

Africa GreenCo: Risk Mitigation through partnership, aggregation, diversification and market accessCathy Oxby, Africa GreenCo

Geothermal Resource InsuranceJulian Richardson, Parhelion

RLSF Overview


Panel 3

Introduction: Success stories of providing and utilising risk mitigation instruments for renewable energy projectsHenning Wuester, IRENA

The Climate Investment Funds: A Decade of DeliveryRafael Ben, Climate Investment Fund

Risk Mitigation in Renewable Energy Invesments - Experiences of Kenya Paul Mbuthi, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya

Case Study: Solar Projects in Senegal - Political Risk Insurance from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)Peter Van Den Dool, Power Africa

Success stories of providing and utilizing risk mitigation instruments for renewable energy projectsJasmin Jakoet, African Development Bank

The Energy and Environment Partnership Programme for Southern and East Africa (EEP S&EA)Charles Wetherill, Nordic Development Fund


Panel 4

Challenges in providing and utilising risk mitigation instruments in renewable energy projects


Group discussions

IRENA Standardisation Initiative