june, 2021

22junAll Day24Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa

Event Details

The East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) will be co-organising the second edition of the Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa(SEFEA) on 22-24 June 2021. The event is supported by GET.invest, a European programme supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria; and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The event will be held in English and French with simultaneous translations.

SEFEA will be organised virtually over 3 days with four overarching themes:

  • Thematic Session I:Powering rural job creation in EAC with decentralised renewable energies
  • Thematic Session II:Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances in EAC and SADC (EELA)
  • Thematic Session III:Innovative financing of productive uses of energy and cold chain
  • Thematic Session IV:Scaling up access to clean cooking in the EAC region

The Forum will feature:

  • Presentations from public sector stakeholders on progress towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of DRE in achieving these goals by 2030;
  • Interactive topical discussions with public and private sector stakeholders pertaining to the key themes of SEFEA;
  • Pitches from selected private sector companies and start-ups offering innovative DRE solutions and business models to energise the EAC region;
  • Virtual 1:1 meetings during the GET.invest Matchmaking before, during and after the event to increase partnerships;
  • A deep-dive workshop focusing on DRE in Burundi.


june 22 (Tuesday) - 24 (Thursday)

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