Africanizing green infrastructure projects

Thu 27 May
14:00 - 15:15 UTC
Webinar
English
In partnership with IFC

Africa’s infrastructure investment gap is estimated to hit $51bn in 2021. Just as investors are calling for more stringent infrastructure sustainability guidelines, the amount of green financing available has dramatically grown, with the sustainable bond market surging from $800bn in 2019 to $1.314tn in 2020. Against this backdrop, sustainable strategies are key to bridging the infrastructure gap, while having the added advantage of boosting the economic viability of newly created markets and distributed infrastructure investments.

But how can sustainable strategies be adapted to the continent’s specificities in terms of cost, distribution, and profitability? What upstream market strategies could help bring about a bankable framework? And what sustainable solutions are needed to decentralize infrastructures?

 

Key points   

  • Green power infrastructure projects: why so few? 
  • Governance and regulation: is there a winning formula? 
  • Infrastructure deficit: can green energy fill the gap?   

 

Relive the webinar:

Moderator

Eleni Giokos

Anchor and correspondant, CNN, South Africa

Expert

Mokena Makeka

Principal, Dalberg Advisors

Speakers

Linda Munyengeterwa

Regional Industry Director for Infrastructure MEA, IFC

Nicole Poindexter

Founder and CEO, Energicity Corp

Youssef Rouissi

Deputy General Manager, Attijariwafa Bank

Guest

Uche Orji

Managing Director and CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Binta Barry

Future Energy Leader, World Energy Council and Finance Lawyer

Who should attend?

This webinar is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees, legal directors and financial directors of large African companies.

IFC

IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.

For more information, visit www.ifc.org.

Note

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