Unlocking Solar Capital Africa

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Shape the solar energy future of sub-Saharan Africa

Trends in On-grid & Off-grid | Finance & Investment | New Technologies & Innovations

Nearly 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. With over $20 billion already invested in solar over the past decade and projections of a doubling of energy investments by 2030, now is the time to take action and make a real impact on universal energy access (SDG-7) and climate goals (SDG-13). To expand the growth of renewables in the region, challenges such as the flexibility and reliability of the grid, as well as the affordability for end-users, will have to be faced head-on. Furthermore, investors need to be aware of the latest innovations and approaches that are opening new market segments. Therefore, exchanging information and networks is more critical than ever for Africa’s clean energy future.

The 5th edition of Unlocking Solar Capital (USC) Africa will provide you with this opportunity by fostering collaboration between the investment space - DFIs, impact and climate-aligned investors, philanthropies, venture capital, and commercial capital - and the project development segment - IPPs, project developers, service & product providers. Join a gathering of high-level local and international stakeholders in Uganda on 31 May & 1 June to learn about the latest approaches, innovations, and technologies in the total solar spectrum and become part of the solar energy future of Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Industry Advisory Board empowering the event

The combined wealth of knowledge, years of experience, and high-level network of our expert advisory board members help shape our program and enhance our event. Their involvement guarantees the practical and inspirational relevance of our event in the dynamic and ever-evolving solar landscape.

Charlotte Taylor

Paul Muhia

Jessica Stephens

Juan Luis Agarrado

Ismail Muyinda

Mbaine Benard

Angela Muraguri







Program Overview

Sharing knowledge and network in the Sub-Saharan African PV market

Fueled by market research, inspired by local consultation, and tailored for our professional audience, the content-rich event program takes stock of the challenges and opportunities of the Sub-Saharan African PV market.

SESSION 1 Scaling Solar for the Just Energy Transition

SESSION 2A Finance & Investment Trends

SESSION 2B Sustainable Development & Climate Goals

SESSION 3A Technology & Business Innovation

SESSION 3B Policy & Regulation

SESSION 4 Closing Keynote

SESSION 5A On-Grid & Storage Developments

SESSION 5B Decentralized Renewable Energy

SESSION 6A C&I and Distributed Renewables on Weak-Grids

SESSION 6B Productive Use & E-mobility

SESSION 7 Shaping Africa's Solar Future

Meet GOGLA, our organizing partner

Unlocking Solar Capital Africa is co-organized by GOGLA, the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry. GOGLA promotes, safeguards, and convenes players in this pioneering industry. The association advocates for enabling policies and increased investment, and supports its 200+ members with effective services.


Sarah Bieber

Head of Energy Partnerships

Angela Muraguri

Investment Manager

Juan Luis Agarrado

Sub-Saharan Manager

Chiedza Mazaiwana

Portfolio Manager

Charlotte Taylor

Communications and Impact Manager

Faran Rana

Associate Programme Officer


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Conference Venue

Speke Resort and Conference Center

31 May - 1 June, 08:00 - 18:30
Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda

On leafy grounds along Lake Victoria, this refined resort is 4 km from the white sands of KK Beach and 39 km from Entebbe International Airport.



€ 995

€ 895

Our Early Bird offer expires on
5 April 2023.

Your ticket includes:

  • Access to all conference sessions in Kampala
  • Extensive networking opportunities
  • Access to presentation slides after the event


A discount is available on our conference ticket prices for African-owned companies.
Learn more



Need any help?

We got you. Send out an email to our team and we are here to help.

Laura Fortes
Senior Project Manager

For questions about the program and content of the event:

[email protected]
Manoela Hartung
Project Manager

For practical questions regarding our activities:

[email protected]
Tor Jörgensen
Business Developer

For questions regarding partnership opportunities:

[email protected]