The African continent is expected to account for more than half the growth in population over the next three decades. Will its power sectors be ready to meet the existing and projected electricity demand needed to support economic growth and prosperity? There is a wide array of options, including local capital, utilities’ internally generated cash, foreign direct investment, domestic public budgetary resources, and development assistance. All of the above are present across Africa and will need to be scaled up in the future.
This webinar will dive into the financing environment and funding options for adding power infrastructure in Africa. The discussion will focus on sources of funding, options for mobilizing domestic financing, effectiveness of contractual terms signed to date, and opportunities moving forward, taking into account economic and resource commonalities and differences across countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. At the end, we aim to distinguish what progress in financing power infrastructure has looked like in the last ten years from what it can look like in the next ten years.