6th AFRICA MINI GRIDS AGENDA

Summit timetable: 10.00h – 16.00h South Africa Standard Time ( GMT+2)

DAY ONE

Introductory Remarks by Summit Chairman: Mini Grids’ Prospects in Electricity Access
Prof Abubakr S Bahaj, Head of Energy & Climate Change Division, University of Southampton and Chief Scientific Adviser, Southampton City, United Kingdom
COUNTRY PLATFORMS & UPDATES
KENYA: Reaching Universal Energy Access – Lessons from Kenya
TANZANIA: Mini Grids in Tanzania – Enabling Environment and Business Opportunities
ETHIOPIA: Mini Grids Expansion Programme in Ethiopia – Scope and Update
ZAMBIA: Off-Grid Electricity Access Expansion Programs – Lessons from Zambia
NIGERIA: Off-Grid Electricity Access Expansion Programs – The Nigerian Model
UGANDA: Status of Mini Grids Projects Being Planned and Key Challenges
GHANA: Scaling Mini Grids for Last Mile Electrification in Ghana – The Role of Policy and the Private Sector
RWANDA: Rural Electrification Strategy and Affordability Schemes
SIERRA LEONE: Market Update and Potential for Expansion
SCALING-UP MINI GRIDS
Scaling-Up Finance for Mini Grids – Innovative Financing
- Structures and Key issues for Bringing Mini-Grids to Scale
Speakers from funding agencies – World Bank, Development Banks, DFID, United Nations agencies, etc – will debate opportunities and directions to 2030 full access and financing needs.

DAY TWO

DEVELOPERS' FORUM
Getting to Scale: What it Will Take to Get to a Sector with More than 100,000 Connections per Developer
- Short Presentations of What is Happening and Where We are Going with Mini Grids
- New and Emerging Developments
RESEARCHERS' FORUM
Presentations on Innovations, Overcoming Barriers and Experience from the Field
- Short Presentations on Current Research Innovations and Development
- New and Emerging Developments
LARGE-SCALE PROGRAMMES
- Kenya KSOP Programme
- DFID Green Mini Grids Support Platforms
- GMG Facility Kenya – Progress and Lessons Learned
PANEL DISCUSSION: Making Mini Grids Commercially Sustainable
- Regulatory Issues and Challenges
- Mini Grids when the National Grid Arrives
- Variations in Regulatory Systems
- Enablement and Otherwise of Mini Grids Deployment
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