12 - 13 June 2018 / Lusaka, Zambia
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12 - 13 June 2018
Lusaka, Zambia
Zambia Off-Grid Investor Forum 2018

ARE and GOGLA, supported by the Zambia's Rural

Electrification Authority, the RECP and the European Union

funded IAEREP project, invite you to attend the

Zambia Off-Grid Investor Forum


The Forum, hosted by the two leading global off-grid industry associations, convenes developers, financiers, regulators and international development partners to build partnerships around off-grid energy solutions in Zambia.  

Presentations by international experts will inform about the latest developments and opportunities in Zambia’s off-grid market as well as introducing various upcoming international support programs.  

The B2B matchmaking session offers structured networking to identify business opportunities and future partners in Zambia’s off-grid markets. Participants will also have the chance to take part in various side-events, such as trainings and a workshop on community-driven business models.    


Five Reasons to Register Now  

  • Learn first-hand about the EU’s upcoming financial support instruments to helping your project reach financial close. This includes the ElectriFi Country Window Zambia and the IAEREEP Grant Facility
  • Discover one of the most primed off-grid energy markets in Africa, where 95% of the rural population have no access to modern energy services
  • Engage with regulators, financiers and other relevant stakeholders around market conditions and key policy initiatives in Zambia’s off-grid energy sector
  • Expand your network and explore investment opportunities through the B2B matchmaking session
  • Showcase your off-grid solutions, expertise and products to investors and the international community at our exhibition




Background:


Zambia’s electricity sector is dominated by hydropower. However, with declining technology costs, there is potential for expansion of other renewable energies, including solar PV. Still, access to electricity is limited: only 31% of the total population has access to electricity.  

Off-grid energy solutions can increase the efforts already undertaken by the Government of Zambia to keep its official target of achieving 51% rural electricity access by 2030. They have the potential to foster development opportunities to the 1.8 million rural households who currently do not have access to electricity. Zambia fulfills the basic eligibility criteria for these decentralized energy solutions: 95% of its rural population has no access to modern energy and it is highly dispersed (around 20 habitants per square meter). At the same time, expansion of the national utility grid to rural areas is neither economically nor technically feasible in the short-term and mid-term.