The EEP Africa Investor Forum brings global and regional investors together with clean energy businesses operating in Southern and East Africa. These events offer select investors access to a pre-screened pipeline of projects and provide developers with a unique opportunity to secure follow-on financing for successful projects and innovative business models. EEP Africa supports developers through customized coaching sessions and one-on-one meetings with representatives of venture capital, impact finance, private equity and development finance institutions.
EEP Africa, Shell Foundation and Factor[e] Ventures co-hosted an East Africa Investor Forum in Nairobi in September 2019. More than 50 global and regional investors, DFIs and funds met with a curated group of over 20 leading innovation and impact-oriented companies.
EEP Africa kick-started African Utility Week with an Inestor Forum in Cape Town in May 2018. Farai Kanonda from the African Development Bank (AfDB) delivered a keynote address, after which more than 40 investors and companies participated in project pitches, matchmaking and deal flow identification.
EEP Africa’s business development support enhances access to finance and increases project pipeline development by providing targeted, demand driven services to project developers, with a focus on building capacity, credibility and investment readiness. Support services include market studies and events, funding strategies, investment facilitation, coaching and marketing materials.
Awarded annually to a Project Developer that has demonstrated a significant achievement during the year. The winner is selected at an EEP Africa Knowledge Exchange Forum and is offered a speaking slot at the next African Utility Week.
EEP Africa works with select Project Developers to create high-quality promotional materials that visualize their achievements and better tell their company’s story. Infographics and project videos increase visibility and help attract potential investors.