april, 2020

29apr15:0016:15Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 on the African solar sectorType:Our Events


(Wednesday) 15:00 - 16:15

Event Details

SolarPower Europe and the European programme GET.invest have joined forces to realise broad and sustained market development of renewable energies in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific  region.

The purpose of this free webinar is to discuss the implications of COVID-19 on the African solar market and the challenges and solutions for European companies ready to invest. Industry association representatives from South Africa, Mozambique, Nigeria and Kenya will share their views on the impact and effects of the virus outbreak and its likely aftermath. We will also hear about recommendations on how to cope with the crisis and present the GET.invest Finance Catalyst’s newly launched COVID-19 support, that advises advanced renewable energy projects and businesses impacted by the crisis. The Finance Catalyst is a service of GET.invest, a programme supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria.


15:00-15:05: Welcome (Stefano Mantellassi, Chair of the SolarPower Europe Emerging Markets Task Force, Vice President Energy Solutions – Africa, Eni)

15:05-15:15: South Africa (Niveshen Govender, Chief Operating Officer, South African PV Industry Association SAPVIA)

15:15-15:25: Mozambique (Ricardo Costa Pereira, President, Mozambican Renewable Energy Association AMER)

15:25-15:35: Nigeria (Segun Adaju, President, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria REAN)

15:35-15:45: Kenya (Shaleen Wengui, Administrator, Kenyan Renewable Energy Association KEREA)

15:45-16:00: Presentation of GET.invest’s COVID-19 window (Javier Ortiz de Zuniga, Technical Advisor, GET.invest)

16:00-16:15 min: Questions & Answers with the audience

Moderator: Máté Heisz, Head of International Cooperation, SolarPower Europe




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