COVID-19 is causing unprecedented shocks on societies, healthcare systems, and economies around the world. It threatens to reverse the enormous progress that off-grid energy companies have made in bringing power to 470 million people in the last decade – right when the need for reliable electricity is more clear than ever.
The pandemic especially jeopardizes the survival of many micro, small to medium enterprises (MSMEs) companies that are essential for the energy access ecosystem in the short and medium term. In order to continue offering their services, the off-grid sector requires accessible finance.
Thus, ESMAP has partnered with ARE and GOGLA, GET.invest, AMDA, GDC and SEforALL, and invites you to participate in our first-ever virtual Energy Access Summit!
Considering social distancing measures and travel restrictions imposed globally, this event will leverage existing digital technologies to bring together a multitude of relief providers, financing experts, sector leaders, enterprises, as well as philanthropies and public sector stakeholders.
The 2-day event will feature:
- Overview and presentations of relief instruments available
- Discussions on the status quo of the energy access sector, as well as scenario risks and needs for companies
- Interactive discussions on finance and relief needs and gaps, as well as on the future of the energy access sector
- Virtual B2B matchmaking sessions to network and exchange in one-on-one sessions