Clean energy in Africa – closing investment gaps, September 28, 2023, Helsinki and online

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What does the clean energy sector look like today in Sub-Saharan Africa? What are the biggest opportunities and bottlenecks? What lessons are there for Finnish and other companies and actors interested in or already involved with the market? What type of funding is available for companies interested in clean energy market(s) in Sub-Saharan Africa, and how could cooperation among different actors be improved?

In this event three development financiers – EEP Africa, Finnfund and Finnpartnership – and Dutch development organisation SNV will share their experiences and lessons learned from investing in and cooperating with local companies operating in the clean energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. The event is open for everyone already engaged with or interested in the topic and networking.

When: Thursday, 28 September at 9am – 1.15pm

Where: Nordic Investment Bank, Fabianinkatu 34, 00100 Helsinki and online

Initial programme:

  • Welcome
  • SNV: financing clean energy companies in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • EEP Africa: our approach & lessons learned
  • Commentaries by Nefco and Tespack Ltd.
  • Coffee break & networking
  • Finnpartnership: our approach & lessons learned
  • Finnfund: our approach & lessons learned
  • Commentaries by WWF Finland and TBC
  • Q&A and discussion
  • Wrap-up and thank you
  • Lunch & networking

Please note that the number of seats for the live session is limited. Should you wish to confirm your seat in the event, you may already register at by Friday 22 September at noon.

For questions, please contact Maria Talari at, or Kirsi Pere,, tel. +358 40 620 9767