Regional Energy Co-operation Summit: East

March 2018


The Regional Energy Co-operation Summit: East will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting will unite regional governments from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia, leading utility and regulatory companies from the region as well as international financiers, donor organisations, power developers to focus on what is needed to unlock investment in energy and infrastructure for regional growth and development. Co-locating with the 3rd Off the Grid Summit, the meeting’s agenda will provide networking opportunities and open discussions exploring practical solutions geared at increasing investor appetite in East Africa.

EnergyNet has been holding investment summits in East Africa for the last 20 years, building relationships with energy leaders from the public & private sectors. We’re therefore well placed to deliver a truly valuable meeting with only the most relevant stakeholders in attendance.

RECS: East topics will include:

  • Regional Cooperation in East Africa
  • A Focus on the Uganda-Tanzania Pipeline; Bringing Uganda’s Crude to Market
  • The Importance of Debt Financing for Regional Energy Development
  • Unlocking the Potential of East Africa’s Gas Reserves
  • Effective Risk Mitigation for Enhanced Investment in the Region
  • A Focus on Alternative Renewable Technologies
  • The Future of the Energy Mix in East Africa

Co-locating with Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid

East Africa Energy and Infrastructure Summit will co-locate with the Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid. The second edition of the meeting will focus on the topical issues concerning rolling out off-grid projects across Africa, present the current project opportunities and build on the outcomes of the first successful off grid Summit in December 2016. 

The 1st Summit saw lively and informative panel discussions where participants discovered how Africa can and must create an enabling environment for the off-grid sector to truly take off. Supported by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS); the British High Commission in Tanzania; USAID Tanzania and the Department for International Development (DFID), the inaugural meeting attracted over 250 delegates including the Minister of Energy for Tanzania H.E. Hon January Makamba, facilitators, off-grid developers, pan-African rural electrification agencies, electricity regulators, eight donor organisations and finally international investors and private-sector companies including General Electric, Standard Bank, Aecom, Africa Grant Advisors, BBOXX and  Copperbelt Energy Corporation.

View the Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid website

REGIONAL FOCUS: EAST AFRICA Watch the full session of the Regional Focus, discussed at the 19th annual Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen.




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