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Climate Week Conversation: Unlocking Clean Energy Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa
Date: September 22, 2016
Locations: New York, NY
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                                                             Climate Week Conversation: Unlocking Clean Energy Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa                                                                                          Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 1:00pm - 2:30pm – Instituto Cervantes, NY
                                                                                

The lack of financeable power projects in Africa is a key constraint to scaling renewable power and establishing low-emissions development trajectories for the continent’s many emerging economies. That is why President Obama launched Power Africa, which brings together technical and legal experts, the private sector and governments from around the world to increase the number of people with access to power on the continent. The U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance (US-ACEF) initiative also drives down investment risk for clean power ventures and helps unlock the significant private sector financing interested in the market.

Through Power Africa and US-ACEF, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) connects African energy project sponsors with U.S. companies and their innovative solutions in order to turn great ideas into viable, bankable projects on which to deploy the billions of investment dollars now available. 

This conversation, moderated by USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak, will bring together CEOs from African clean energy companies to discuss how project preparation assistance can help unlock investment in clean energy across Africa.  

Check out our event invitation to access the full list of speakers. 

To RSVP, please email your name, title, and contact details to rsvp@ustda.gov