Unlocking Solar Capital Africa

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Ruth Nankabirwa - MEMD Uganda

Ruth Nankabirwa

Minister of Energy and Mineral Development

Nambuya Imbega - CrossBoundary Energy

Nambuya Imbega

Senior BD Manager

Sarah Alexander - SNV

Sarah Alexander

Global Technical Advisor, Off Grid Electrification

Mathew Kimolo - Sagemcom

Mathew Kimolo

Regional Sales Director

Sanjeev Debipersad - AECF

Sanjeev Debipersad

Director of Investment Portfolio

Oscar Ankunda - Power Africa

Oscar Ankunda

Energy Specialist

Dana Rysankova - ESMAP

Dana Rysankova

Global Lead for Energy Access

Lucette Denoman - International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Lucette Denoman

Program LeadEnergy2Equal

Peter Page - responsAbility

Peter Page

Investment Officer

Irene Bateebe - MEMD Uganda

Irene Bateebe

Permanent Secretary

Joao Cunha - African Development Bank

Joao Cunha

Head of Division, Renewable Energy

Sarah Bieber - Acumen

Sarah Bieber

Head of Energy Partnerships

Chiedza Mazaiwana - EEP Africa

Chiedza Mazaiwana

Portfolio Manager

Shelmith Theuri - GreenMax Capital Advisors

Shelmith Theuri

Deputy Director

Crystal Mugimba - Open Capital

Crystal Mugimba


Paul Muhia - AEMDA

Paul Muhia

Director of Operations

Angela Muraguri - KawiSafi

Angela Muraguri

Investment Manager

Faran Rana - International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Faran Rana

Associate Programme Officer

Abraham Mudasia - AMDA - Africa Minigrid Developers Association

Abraham Mudasia

Communications Director

Duda Slawek - Open Capital

Duda Slawek

Associate Partner

Michael Franz - GET.invest

Michael Franz

Team Leader

Stella Lunkuse - SolarNation

Stella Lunkuse

Managing Director

Kat Harrison - 60 Decibels

Kat Harrison

Director of Impact

Nick Imudia - d.light

Nick Imudia

Group Chief Executive Officer

Jibril Omar - OFGEN

Jibril Omar


Christopher Emmott - Acumen

Christopher Emmott

Associate Director, Investing in Energy Access

Lyndsay Holley Handler - Delta40

Lyndsay Holley Handler


Edgar Wavomba - SunCulture

Edgar Wavomba

Associate director

Lindsay Umala - Clean Cooking Alliance

Lindsay Umala

Director of Country Transitions

Will Clements - Gamos

Will Clements

Research Associate

Marie Ephigenie - ElleSolaire

Marie Ephigenie

Training & Operations Manager

Juan Luis Agarrado - 3E

Juan Luis Agarrado

Sub-Saharan Manager

Randa Mrabat - ENGIE

Randa Mrabat

Global Head of Mini-grids Product & Commercial

Dan Waldron - Acumen

Dan Waldron

Head of Insights

Chanel Gisage - Sparkmeter

Chanel Gisage

Senior Director of Commercial

Ronan Ferguson - Clean Cooking Alliance

Ronan Ferguson

Senior Private Sector & Investment Manager

Charlotte Taylor - Global Distributors Collective

Charlotte Taylor

Communications and Impact Manager

Rupesh Hindocha - Starsight Premier Energy Group

Rupesh Hindocha

CEO and Chairman

Thomas Duveau - A2EI - Access to Energy Institute

Thomas Duveau

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

Denis Karema - SokoFresh

Denis Karema

Chief Executive Officer

Douglas Baguma - Innovex Uganda

Douglas Baguma

CEO Innovex

Bernardo Lazo - Namene Solar

Bernardo Lazo

Head of Climate

Emmannuel Beau - On Capital

Emmannuel Beau

Founder, President

Andreas Zeller - Open Capital

Andreas Zeller

Co-CEO and Director

Jean-Baptiste Lenoir - Qotto

Jean-Baptiste Lenoir

President & Cofounder

Chloe Koburunga - Triple Jump

Chloe Koburunga

Investment Associate

Divya Balakrishnan - GET.invest

Divya Balakrishnan

Senior Advisor

Ayoola Dominic - Koolboks

Ayoola Dominic

President and Co-Founder

Dario Fallara - Equatorial Power

Dario Fallara

Chief Development Officer

Paul Kamoga - Aptech Africa

Paul Kamoga

General Manager

Ruchi Soni - Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)

Ruchi Soni

Program Manager Results-based Financing

Jem Porcaro - Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)

Jem Porcaro

Head of Energy Access

Brendan Cronin - Soleil Power

Brendan Cronin


Maya Stewart - Yellow

Maya Stewart

Co-founder and Director

Joyce Nkuyahaga - RTI International

Joyce Nkuyahaga

Lead Advisor

Tao Bindslev - CarbonClear

Tao Bindslev


Jakob Hornbach - Bodawerk

Jakob Hornbach


Warren Ondanje - African E-Mobility Alliance (AfEMA)

Warren Ondanje

Managing Director

Catherine Allinson - Future Earth

Catherine Allinson


Kristina Skierka - PowerforAll

Kristina Skierka


Paul Byamugisha - Ministry of Infrastructure – Rwanda

Paul Byamugisha

Sr. Climate Finance Officer

David Otieno - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

David Otieno

Cluster Coordinator and Program Director

Raihan Elahi - ESMAP

Raihan Elahi

Lead Energy Specialist

Michael Kuntz - Simusolar

Michael Kuntz


Jolanda van Ginkel - IKEA Foundation

Jolanda van Ginkel

Programme Manager Renewable Energy

Geraldine Sande - Schneider Electric

Geraldine Sande

Business Development Lead, Access to Energy

Federico Hinrichs - ESMAP

Federico Hinrichs

RE and Energy Access Consultant

Justine Akumu - Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development - Uganda

Justine Akumu

Energy Officer

Kato Kibuka - PowerUP

Kato Kibuka


Peter Mwesiga - Umeme

Peter Mwesiga

Project Team Lead

Agnes Naluwagga - CREEC

Agnes Naluwagga


Simon Batchelor - Gamos

Simon Batchelor


Sylla Elhadji - ECOWAS Commission

Sylla Elhadji

Senior Advisor

Besnik Hyseni - ESMAP

Besnik Hyseni

Energy Specialist

Idris Tayebi - NEoT Capital

Idris Tayebi

Energy Economist

Olugbenga Ajala - Ashipa Electric

Olugbenga Ajala

Founder & CEO

Peter BenHur Nyeko - Mandulis Energy

Peter BenHur Nyeko


Meredith Muthoni - Burn

Meredith Muthoni

Senior Financial Analyst

Russel Lyseight - Global Distributors Collective

Russel Lyseight


Luke Barras - Mobile Power

Luke Barras


Anthony Osijo - Bboxx

Anthony Osijo

Group CFO

Giuseppe Gregu - REEEP

Giuseppe Gregu

Senior Project Officer

Elsbeth Koning - AfDB & SEFA

Elsbeth Koning

Energy Access Specialist

Anne Gathoni - CrossBoundary Energy

Anne Gathoni

Senior Project Engineer

Troy Barrie - Ariya Finergy

Troy Barrie

Co-Founder & CTO

Jenny Fletcher - Ariya Finergy

Jenny Fletcher

CEO & Co-Founder

Grace Perkins - AMDA - Africa Minigrid Developers Association

Grace Perkins

CEO and Operations Director

Toukam Ngoufanke - Persistent Energy Capital

Toukam Ngoufanke

Senior Principal and Venture Builder

Sammy Borothi - Jinko Solar

Sammy Borothi

Business Development Manager SSA

Mukami Kariuki - The World Bank

Mukami Kariuki

Country Manager for Uganda

Tafi Chikwakwata - Clamore Solar

Tafi Chikwakwata

Managing Director

Lorraine Indangasi - Charm Impact

Lorraine Indangasi

Head of Investments

Andi Kleissner - Amped

Andi Kleissner


Alexandre Tourre - Easy Solar

Alexandre Tourre

CEO and co-founder

Safiya Aliyu - Sosai

Safiya Aliyu

General Manager

Brian Isabirye - MEMD Uganda

Brian Isabirye

Commissioner, Renewable Energy Department

Jennifer Ifeanyi-Okoro - SunKing

Jennifer Ifeanyi-Okoro

VP Public Policy

Robert Mubiru - Umeme

Robert Mubiru

Programme Execution Manager

Pauline Cyiza - Ayuda en Acción

Pauline Cyiza

Energy & Market Program Manager

Nicholas Mukisa - National Renewable Energy Platform

Nicholas Mukisa

Deputy National Coordinator

Zion Okama - TotalEnergies

Zion Okama

Sr Business Developer

Manish Gathani - Pan African Network

Manish Gathani

General Manager

Nickson Bukachi - EPRA

Nickson Bukachi

Sr Renewable Energy Specialist

Laura Fortes - GOGLA

Laura Fortes

Senior Project Manager, Access to Finance

Patrick K. Tonui - GOGLA

Patrick K. Tonui

Head of Policy & Regional Strategy

Koen Peters - GOGLA

Koen Peters

Executive Director

Drew Corbyn - GOGLA

Drew Corbyn

Head of Performance & Investment

Rebecca Rhodes - GOGLA

Rebecca Rhodes

Sr. PM for Consumer Protection

Ramses Struijker Boudier - Solarplaza

Ramses Struijker Boudier

Project Manager

Manoela Hartung - Solarplaza

Manoela Hartung

Project Manager

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