Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Support Facility in SADC – Training Workshop and Advisory Board Meeting

Under the programme of the SADC Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Support Facility, IRENA and the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) organised a workshop to kick-start the implementation of the facility’s work programme in supporting SADC renewable energy entrepreneurs in scaling-up their businesses. The workshop brought together entrepreneurs, financial institutions, business incubators and development partners from within and outside the region in order to share experiences and best practices in supporting entrepreneurship development, SME finance and facilitating RE project implementation. The last day of the workshop brought together the programme’s advisory board members to discuss the findings from the workshop, prospective future financial support for the programme, as well as present and agree on the activities, budget, reporting structure and expected outcomes for 2018.