Dear Partner,

For a significant portion of the estimated 789 million people who currently lack access to electricity, mini-grids can present a least-cost option to close the access gap. Despite this potential and advances in renewable clean energy technology, the mini-grid market remains nascent today.

The Mini-Grids Partnership (MGP)—a consortium of over 300 mini-grid stakeholders from the public and private sector—identified a lack of unified and comprehensive data and sector knowledge as a critical gap for the development of the mini-grids sector, and agreed to produce an authoritative, insightful, and up-to-date market intelligence report.

The State of the Global Mini-Grids Market Report 2020 highlights global mini-grid market trends, including business models, conducive regulations, financing, economics and sectoral impacts. The report also profiles distinct geographic markets which provide characteristically different examples reflecting markets at different stages of development and offers a deep-dive into six country case studies.

The report aims to not only raise awareness about the mini-grids sector and the critical role they can play in achieving SDG7 but also provide a foundation for rich knowledge and data in a transparent manner to mobilize investments for the sector.

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), on behalf of the MGP, is delighted to invite you to join us at the State of the Global Mini-Grids Market Report 2020 virtual launch. We are pleased to inform you that we will host the following special guest speakers for our event.

 

AGENDA

15:00-15:05          Welcome

                              Welcome, introductions and review of agenda and goals/objectives


15:05-15:10          Opening Remarks  

                              Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and      Co-Chair of UN-Energy

 
15:10-15:30          Mini-grids: Global Trends and Key Messages presentation

                              Introduction to Mini-Grids Partnership and Report genesis
                              Ruchi Soni, SEforALL

                              Global Trends and Key Messages

                              Takehiro Kawahara, BNEF


15:30-15:40         Q & A

                              moderated by Ruchi Soni, SEforALL

15:40-16:40         Facilitated high-level dialogue on global trends, financing and regulation of mini-grids  

                             Moderator: Wale Shonibare, AfDB

                            • H.E. Dr. Mary Goretti Kitutu, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda (tbc)

                            • Ruth Kagia, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President of Kenya (tbc)

                            • Win Gatchalian, Senate of the Philippines (tbc)

                            • Peter Page, responsAbility (tbc)

                            • Jaideep Mukherjee, Smart Power India (tbc)

                            • Steven Hunt, DFID (tbc)

                            • Jessica Stephens, AMDA (tbc)

16:40-16:50        Q & A

                         moderated by Ruchi Soni, SEforALL

16:50-17:00    Summary and Closing

 

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