Partners & Supporters

We invite all industry associations and media publications involved with contributing to the development of Africa's mini grids sector to be part of this Summit. For organization-event affiliation and media partnerships, email jose@magenta-global.com.sg.

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Knowledge Partner

Energy for Development (e4D)
The Energy for Development (e4D) Network is run by the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) at the University of Southampton. The aim is to enable a step-change in collaborative research and project development addressing the energy needs of rural communities in developing countries. To date e4D has installed six solar mini-grid projects in Sub-Saharan Africa with a total installed capacity of 68.4kWp.

Supporting Organizations

Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA)
The Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) represents and actively promotes Renewable Alternative Energy Solutions in the region. Its focus is the whole industry, rather than sector. Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels, Green Products, Energy Saving Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies, etc. The SAAEA advocate policy development on behalf of its members at decision-making government level. The Association also promotes understanding of the industry and its potential through tools such as industry events, forums, conferences, newsletters and publications. Its objective is to provide borderless access to the information that can affect today's clean energy industries as much as tomorrow's world.

Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is an international business association representing the decentralised energy sector working towards the integration of renewables into rural electrification markets in developing and emerging countries. ARE enables improved energy access through business development support for more than 90 members along the whole value chain for off-grid technologies by targeted advocacy and facilitating access to international and regional funding. The Association's aim is to attract and unite all relevant actors in order to speak with one voice about rural electrification with renewable energies. Since its creation in 2006, ARE has been serving as a global platform for sharing knowledge and best practices to provide for the rapid implementation of available and advanced RE technologies and services.

African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE)
ANSOLE is a platform of exchange among various stakeholders who are all devoted to promote in a concerted way the use of various renewable energy forms to address the acute energy problem in Africa while preserving and protecting the environment. The organization promotes research, education and vocational training in renewable energy (RE) among Africans and non-Africans with a special focus and relationships with Africa. ANSOLE's three main goals are: to foster technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in renewable energies at various skill levels (capacity building); to foster research activities in renewable energies among African scientists and non-African scientists who are directly involved in the training and education of African students and experts (capacity building); and to promote and encourage the use of renewable energies in Africa (sustainable development and economy, environmental protection, etc).

Media Partner

Alternative Energy Africa
Alternative Energy Africa is the continent's first magazine dedicated to literally filling the energy information gap in Africa. Alternative Energy Africa provides its readers updates on private sector projects, government initiatives, business and investment news, and strategies for a thriving alternative/renewable energy market on the African continent, all of this in addition to global project news and groundbreaking technology coverage. And to complement the magazine, www.AE-Africa.com offers the latest updates between issues making the AEA online and print duo "the premiere source" of alternative and renewable energy news covering the African continent.

Smart Grid Spain
SmartGridSpain is the Spanish technological magazine for smart networks. Technology and innovation are the main focus of SmartGridSpain's content, focusing on the following topics: Intelligent networks, Smart Grid Communications, Smart Metering, Smart Grid Analytics, Security, Interoperability, Power Storage, Renewable, Energy Efficiency, ICT and DATA, Mobility / electric vehicles. SmartGridSpain has a large, constantly-growing audience, including directors of large corporations in the energy sector and services, public agencies, executives, professionals, politicians and opinion leaders.

Solar+Power Management
SOLAR + POWER Management – Serving the global value chain of the PV industry. Governments around the world have reviewed their renewable energy policies and many are changing the level of support directed towards renewable energies. Companies know they need to continually reduce the overall process to ensure the next stage of industry growth, which will see full grid parity and solar move towards becoming a mainstream option for energy production. This next stage of market growth will test the patience of the entire value chain with tight margins and constant pressure to reduce costs. Solar + Power Management Magazine provides the knowledge from technology, industry, government across the entire photovoltaic value chain to enable companies to create competitive advantage. Distributed throughout Europe, USA, Asia and MENA region with over 42,000 copies both print and digital.

Africa Global Funds
Africa Global Funds is a monthly magazine for asset management professionals and institutional investors worldwide interested in the African continent. The magazine is supported by a dedicated website, providing convenient online access to the magazine content, up-to-the-minute news updates, data and events information. AGF was created as a relevant and engaging resource that can provide readers with an insight of what is going on in the African asset management and private equity space.

The Oil & Gas Year
The Oil & Gas Year (TOGY) delivers business intelligence, strategic communication and corporate networking solutions to the global energy industry. TOGY is the operator of the global business intelligence portal TOGYiN, publisher of the acclaimed series of books The Oil & Gas Year, provider of the weekly news resource The Oil & Gas Week and organiser of high-level industry networking events. TOGY is the information and communication partner of choice for the largest industry in the world. Business intelligence – Strategic Communication – Networking. Dubai – Dublin – Istanbul. INFORMATION IS POWER.

Africa Business Insider
Africa Business Insider is a new media created to keep you informed about the best business opportunities in Africa. The website www.africabusinessinsider.news provides information in English and French about registration dates and procedures to attend key business Forums dedicated to Africa on and off the continent. Sign-up for the newsletter to be updated weekly and get a chance to expand your business.

Sun-Connect News
Sun-Connect News was established in 2010 by Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy Foundation. Sun-Connect News is the leading news platform for the decentralized solar energy industry in developing countries, providing news, articles, company and country information as well as background information for the off-grid industry worldwide. The publication's newsletter provides free informational service to more than 9,000 recipients. The target audience includes solar firms, micro-credit organizations, NGOs, and state facilities in developing and emerging nations.

African Energy
African Energy is a respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, produced by Cross-border Information (CbI), a globally-recognised business intelligence company with a long-established research focus on the politics, energy and financial sector trends of Africa and the Middle East. African Energy’s work is based on the foundation of experienced staff analysts – African Energy has been produced by the same lead team since its launch in 1998 – and a network of correspondents and sources across more than 40 African countries.


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