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AFDB
The African Development Bank Group is a multilateral development finance institution. It was established in 1964 to fight poverty and promote sustainable economic growth and social progress in Africa. By the end of 2017 it had cumulatively made some US$ 145.55 billion approvals for 5,528...
ALSF
The African Legal Support Facility (“ALSF” or “Facility”) is a public international institution hosted by the African Development Bank (“AfDB”). The Facility is dedicated to providing legal advice and capacity building to African countries on complex commercial contract negotiations, creditor...
BWSC
Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) is an engineering and contracting company. We are project-oriented, specialising in the development, design, construction and operation of turnkey power plants and energy systems with ambitious goals within biomass-to-energy, waste-to-energy...
CDC
CDC is the UK government-owned development finance institution. It supports investing in businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people's lives. CDC has a six-decade heritage as an investor and lender in African power, and has directly or...
European Investment Bank
The European Investment Bank is one of the largest financiers of sustainable energy projects in the world. Access to sustainable and modern energy services is prerequisite for meeting basic human needs and for economic and social development. This is the seventh UN Sustainable Development Goal, and...
METKA
METKA is a leading international energy sector contractor, working with its clients and partners throughout Africa to bring critical power projects to life. Beyond its core strength in power plant construction, METKA leverages the significant development and management expertise of its group...
Standard Bank
Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets with a unique footprint across 20 African countries. Our strategic position, which enables us to connect Africa to other select emerging markets as well as pools of capital in developed markets, and our balanced portfolio of businesses...
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
Wärtsilä Energy Business leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers unlock the value of the energy transition by optimising their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Our offering comprises flexible power plants, energy management systems, and...

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ABSA
We are committed to finding local solutions to uniquely local challenges and everything we do is focused on adding value. To this end, we offer a range of retail, business, corporate and investment, wealth management and insurance solutions.   We are driven by our purpose and guided by our...
Actis
Actis is a leading private capital investor in the growth markets of Africa, Asia and Latin America. With c120 investment professionals, operating across 17 offices, Actis has raised over US$15bn since inception, and deployed capital across the real estate, private equity, energy and infrastructure...
Africa Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
In 2017, KfW, the German development bank and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) launched a guarantee facility for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) with renewable energy projects operating in Africa. The Facility known as the RLSF (Regional Liquidity Support Facility), aims to fill a...
Africa50 Infrastructure Fund
Because of limited public resources the private sector has a significant role to play in delivering the infrastructure which is necessary to support strong economic growth in Africa. This requires a greater focus on project development to generate more bankable projects and to leverage a larger...
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
Camco Clean Energy
Founded in 1989, Camco has become a global leader in low-carbon energy projects and climate finance. Since formation, the company has provided creative finance solutions to 180 projects worth $15bn, and in geographies as diverse as China to Malaysia and the US to Uganda. https://www.camco.energy
Clarke Energy
Clarke Energy a Kohler Company is a specialist in distributed power generation and combined heat and power technology. The company is an authorised distributor and service provider for GE’s reciprocating engines business in 25 countries. Clarke Energy has been operating in West Africa since 2002...
Control Risks
Specialist global risk consultancy that helps organisations succeed in a volatile world. Through insight, intelligence and technology, Control Risks help you seize opportunities while remaining secure, compliant and resilient. When crises and complex issues arise, they help you recover.   
Denham Capital
Since its founding in 2004, Denham Capital has raised ten institutional funds totaling over $9bn in committed capital. They invest in three energy and resources sub-sectors: Oil & Gas, Mining and International Power. Denham sponsors entrepreneurs with the financial and other resources they need...
EY
EY's purpose is to build a better working world. The insights and quality services they provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. They develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on their promises to all stakeholders. In so doing, they play...
Finnfund
Finnfund is a Finnish development financier with the mission to build a better world by investing in responsible and profitable businesses in developing countries. Addressing global challenges such as climate change, inequality and youth unemployment call for urgent private investments of an...
FMO
FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) is the Dutch development bank. FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. FMO believes a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering...
Globeleq
Globeleq is a leading developer, owner and operator of electricity generation in Africa.  Its experienced team of professionals has built a diverse portfolio of IPPs, generating nearly 1,300 MW in 8 locations across 5 countries and has around 2,000 MW of power projects in development.  
JinkoSolar
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile,...
KFW DEG
DEG: More than finance   For almost 60 years DEG has been a reliable partner to private-sector enterprises operating in developing and emerging-market countries. We provide our customers with tailor-made solutions, including financing, promotional programmes and advice tailored to individual needs...
Man Energy Solutions
MAN Energy Solutions enables its customers to achieve sustainable value creation in the transition towards a carbon neutral future. Addressing tomorrow’s challenges within the marine, energy and industrial sectors, we improve efficiency and performance at a systemic level. Leading the way in...
Nedbank
Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB) is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Nedbank Group, one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. Nedbank is a JSE Top 40 company with ordinary shares listed on the JSE since 1969 and on the Namibian Stock Exchange since 2007....
Norfund
Norfund is a state-owned investment fund mandated to develop sustainable enterprises in developing countries. Norfund invests in clean energy, financial institutions and agribusinesses. The main investment region is Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as selected countries in Asia and Latin America. Clean...
Power Africa
Power Africa is a U.S. Government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Launched in 2013, Power Africa’s goals are to increase electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa by adding more than 30,000 megawatts of electricity generation capacity and 60...
Proparco
Proparco is the private-sector financing arm of Agence Française de Développement (AFD). For 40 years we provide funding and support to both businesses and financial institutions in developing and emerging-market countries. We seek to partner projects in key development sectors: infrastructure with...
Rand Merchant Bank
Rand Merchant Bank, a division of JSE-listed FirstRand Bank Limited, (RMB) is the investment banking arm of the FirstRand Group – one of Africa’s largest financial services providers. RMB is a leading player in the African infrastructure and project finance sector, offering advisory and funding...
Scatec Solar
Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable source of clean energy worldwide. A long term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants, and already has an installation track...
Shearman and Sterling
Shearman & Sterling’s success is built on our clients’ success. We have a long and distinguished history of supporting our clients wherever they do business, from major financial centers to emerging and growth markets. Our Africa practice have advised sponsors, commercial lenders, investment...
Swedfund
Swedfund International AB is the Swedish government’s development finance institution. Through sustainable investments in local businesses we contribute to the economic, environmental and social development in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Since 1979,...
TCX Fund
By hedging currency risk, TCX contributes to more sustainable development in emerging and frontier markets. Its aim is to develop local capital markets, while protecting its shareholders’ investments and their clients. The Currency Exchange Fund (‘TCX’) was founded in 2007 by a group of development...
Tetra Tech
Our Company Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. We are differentiated by Leading with Science® to provide innovative technical solutions to our clients. We support global commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, infrastructure,...
The Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU)
The Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU). IFU - Investment Fund for Developing Countries is an independent government-owned development finance institution. We provide risk capital and advice to companies wishing to do business in Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of Europe....
Total Eren
Founded in 2012 by Pâris Mouratoglou and David Corchia, Total Eren develops, finances, builds and operates renewable energy power plants (solar, wind, hydro) representing a gross capacity of more than 2,300 MW in operation or under construction worldwide. Through partnerships with local developers...
TrinaSolar
As a global leading provider for PV module and smart energy solution, Trina Solar delivers PV products, applications and services to promote global sustainable development. Through constant innovation, they continue to push the PV industry forward by creating greater grid parity of PV power and...
UL
UL works to help renewable energy manufacturers, developers,  owners, investors, lenders, utilities and policy makers navigate the risk and complexity associated with renewable energy. We have become a trusted advisor by providing access to proven science and expert engineering, and by offering...
White & Case
White & Case is a leading global law firm with 42 offices in 30 countries. We are distinguished by the depth and scope of our legal advisory services and unmatched experience in both established and emerging markets. Our lawyers in Johannesburg, Cairo, London, Paris, New York, Beijing,...

Associate Sponsors

Alvus ESG Consulting
At Alvus, we specialise in addressing the ESG challenges that our clients face when operating in emerging markets, such as compliance, access to funding, and reputational risks. We address them by deploying a strong scientific and technical knowhow and working with all stakeholders to design...
Baker Botts
Baker Botts is a full-service, leading global law firm, recognized for our understanding of the industries we serve.   Our firm has a long, distinguished tradition of service to our clients, tracing our history back to the 1840s. During the earliest days of Houston, Baker Botts represented the...
BASF New Business GmbH (BNB)
BASF New Business GmbH (BNB) is a 100%-daughter company of BASF SE, the worldwide leading chemical company. BNB explores and builds up new businesses beyond the core activities of BASF. In the field of stationary energy storage, BNB sells high-energy, long-duration sodium-sulphur batteries for grid...
Bollfilter España SLU
BOLL & KIRCH is a German manufacturer of industrial filters, being the world leader in filtration technology in the naval and motor construction sectors. Being a specialist in fluid liquid and gas filtration, the scope of application of BOLLFILTER filters are multiple and cover the most varied...
Canadian Solar
The future of energy is digital and we can be quite sure that energy is the next sector where digital disruption will hit. Digital energy is the enabling factor in the ecosystem of smart products and services that define networks, energy and production systems. Furthermore, Digital Energy concerns...
FEI-ONGRID
The Facility for Energy Inclusion is a debt financing facility for small-scale energy access projects - off-grid solar, small IPPs, captive installations and mini-grids. The Facility is a $500m initiative capitalised by the African Development Bank, the European Union, Norfund, NDF, GEF, CTF, All-...
Gridworks
Gridworks is a development and investment platform principally targeting equity investments in transmission, distribution and off-grid electricity in Africa. Backed by CDC Group, Gridworks develops and invests in critical power infrastructure, both on and off-grid. Gridworks is a developer, long-...
Trade & Development Bank (TDB)
Established in 1985, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), formerly the PTA Bank, is a multilateral, treaty-based development financial institution, with assets of about US$ 5.6 billion. The Bank’s mandate is to finance and foster trade, regional economic integration,...