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7 - 18 November, 2022
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Climate Action Innovation Zone

Climate Action Stage

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Innovative partnerships for development and scalability of energy infrastructure

11 Nov 2022
Climate Action Stage
Week 1
Local project developers contributing to decarbonization agendas in Africa lack the support to develop and raise financing for their projects. Strategic partnerships are needed to make projects attractive to investors and ensure their viability in the fight for net zero. Discover one such project which demonstrates the impact of innovative partnerships in attracting the required financing to accelerate access to clean energy..The Betmai Hydroelectric Project is located on the Pampana river in central Sierra Leone, approximately 40 km east-southeast of the city of Makeni. Once completed, the project will increase access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services , substantially increase the share of renewable energy in Sierra Leone and partially replace costly polluting thermal energy sources. Chair: The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet
Herbert Wakaabu, Managing Partner - KK Advisors
Joseph Nganga, Vice President - GEAPP Africa
Kofi Macauley, Managing Partner - SEWA (local project developer)
Mark Carrato, Coordinator - Power Africa/ USTDA
Dennis Nderitu, Manager, Energy Systems - Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet
Evans Kayo, Partner - Bayes Consultants
Jem Porcaro, Head of Energy Access - Sustainable Energy For All
Daniel Alexander-Schroth, Director for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - AfDB
Jake Levine, Chief Climate Officer - U.S. International Development Finance Office

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