As part of the ESECA project, we are organising a new business mission to Kenya and Rwanda with the aim of fostering collaboration between European and African companies operating in the renewable energy and smart grids sectors.
Participate in the new business mission organised within the ESECA project, in which LE2C is a partner, structured in two (optional) stages:
- 2 to 6 October 2023: Kenya.
- 10 to 13 October 2023: Rwanda.
In Kenya, you will have the opportunity to meet key stakeholders, participate in B2B meetings and may be selected as a speaker at the REFA 2023 conference.
You will also have the opportunity to attend the POWERLEC fair and use the exhibition space, provided by ESECA, where participants can be present and organise business meetings.
In Rwanda, you will be able to participate in an event dedicated to R&D projects, in collaboration with AfriLabs, and in the LEAP-RE Stakeholder Forum, which aims to create and develop an international multi-stakeholder community dealing with renewable energy (innovation, training, financing and deployment policies).
APPLY by 28 JULY: REGISTER HERE! You can choose to participate in one or both missions!
Detailed information follows
PRELIMINARY MISSION AGENDA
KENYA: FIRST STEP OF THE BUSINESS MISSION
The mission will take place within the framework of the "International Trade Fair & Conference on Power, Energy, Renewable & Electrical Industry" - POWERLEC (stand offered by the ESECA project), and the Renewable Energy Forum Africa - REFA 2023 conference (approx. $350) organised by the African Solar Energy Association and SolarPower Europe in Nairobi. The main objective of this mission is to create contacts of interest in the Kenyan market by opening new opportunities for European companies in the renewable energy and smart grids sectors.
RWANDA: BUSINESS MISSION EXTENSION OPPORTUNITIES
Afterwards, the mission continues in Rwanda, from 10 to 13 October, where you will be able to participate in an event dedicated to R&D projects, in collaboration with AfriLabs. You will also have the opportunity to take part free of charge in the LEAP-RE Stakeholder Forum, in the capital Kigali, which aims to create and develop an international multi-stakeholder community dealing with renewable energy (innovation, training, financing and deployment policies).
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
In order to gather interest in the mission and the necessary information to start working on these agendas, we invite you to fill out this simple registration form. The deadline for submitting the form is 28 July 2023.
The ESECA mission offers:
- free entry and booths at the POWERLEC exhibition for mission participants (Nairobi, Kenya);
- a discount to attend the REFA conference, approximately $350 for three days (Nairobi, Kenya);
- the opportunity to participate as a speaker at the REFA conference (Nairobi, Kenya);
- free participation in the LEAP-RE Stakeholder Forum (Kigali, Rwanda);
- financial support through a €800 voucher for travel expenses.
The special conditions listed above are reserved for participants associated with the LE2C Cluster and recognised as SMEs.
WHY KENYA AND RWANDA?
Kenya has the highest installed renewable energy capacity among the ESECA target countries, as well as the most diversified energy mix. The country has a good framework for smart grid development, with public and private digitisation initiatives.
**Complete market reports will be made available to companies participating in the mission.**
CLICK HERE to download the EXECUTIVE SUMMARY on the Kenyan and Rwandan energy markets.
WHAT ARE POWERELEC AND REFA 2023 IN NAIROBI, KENYA?
POWERLEC is the largest international exhibition curated exclusively for the energy, renewables and electricity segment. It will provide access to international organisations, suppliers, investors, technology experts and EPC companies. Renewable Energy Forum Africa (REFA) is an annual conference promoting renewable energy investments on the African continent. The event is supported by a European programme (GET.invest) that aims to mobilise investment in decentralised renewable energy. It will be the meeting place for all renewable energy stakeholders on the African continent, bringing together institutional and private investors, project developers, policy makers, energy utilities, regulators, companies and the most influential decision makers in the energy sector under one roof.
WHAT IS THE LEAP-RE STAKEHOLDER FORUM IN KINGALI, RWANDA?
The LEAP-RE Stakeholder Forum is an event organised to enrich the LEAP-RE community. It aims to create and expand an international multi-stakeholder community on renewable energy, science-based policy, finance and research, innovation, monitoring, evaluation and learning, in Africa and Europe. Its objectives are to identify, design and implement the services and functions of LEAP-RE and to promote collaboration with similar initiatives.
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