Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing

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The CTI PFAN Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF), seeks to nurture individuals, project teams and consortia, start-up and existing companies with environmentally beneficial business proposals with the aim of making them happen.


The AFRICEF Financing Forum, to be held at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, 15th September 2010, will showcase high-quality clean energy projects from around the African Region in front of some of Africa’s leading investors. The detailed information on the venue is as follows:


The Sunnyside Park Hotel
Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, 2041
Tel: +27 (0) 11 640 0400    Fax: +27 (0) 11 642 0019
e-mail: sunnyside@legacyhotels.co.za


To REGISTER, please complete the online Registration Form. There will be no fee for participation.AFRICEF will bring together leading clean energy entrepreneurs in Africa with investors, fund managers and financiers that specialize in Africa’s clean energy sector. The Forum, which includes a business plan competition, will showcase some of the most promising clean energy investment opportunities in Africa and identify investment opportunities for clean energy and technology.


10 specially selected clean and renewable energy projects from around Africa will present their business plans at the Forum. The projects were selected for their commercial viability and environmental benefits from over 65 project proposals and have all received intensive coaching on the preparation of their business plans and investor pitches from CTI PFAN professional advisors. A number of the best other projects from the AFRICEF applicants will also be in attendance at the Forum.


For investors, AFRICEF is a great opportunity to access a select group of clean energy projects with high profit potential, which have received expert advice and coaching. It also provides a place to network with those entrepreneurs, project developers and other market participants and learn more about the market for clean energy investment and financing in Africa.  For those interested investors, one-on-one meetings with project developers will be arranged in the morning of 16 September 2010.  The projects to be showcased at the Forum are listed HERE.


AFRICEF is primarily targeted at investors and financiers (including donors and philanthropic investors) engaged in the clean energy and technology sectors in Africa. However, all other market participants and stakeholders in the sector are invited to attend the Forum. There is no charge for participation.


AFRICEF is organized by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) and its Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) with the support of the International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT), and co-organized by the South African National Energy Research Institute (SANERI), the Energy Fund of Mozambique (FUNAE), the Rural Electrification Agency of Uganda (REA), the Private Sector Foundation Uganda Energy for Rural Transformation Programme (PSFU ERT), PPL International, Verde Azul, and the Uganda Carbon Bureau. AFRICEF is sponsored by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the CTI and ICETT.


Proposals for this round of coaching has closed, however PFAN Africa is interested to receive applications from clean energy businesses at all times. Find out more on the criteria and application process and timeline in the adjacent document titled, “AFRICEF Guidelines.pdf” or contact Peter Storey, peter.storey@ppl-int.com

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