Takeaways from AIX Nairobi 2024

Some green takeaways from African Energy’s first AIX Nairobi meeting since 2019:

  • Hiro Iwanaga at Talus Renewables; Joyce Kabui at GH2; Bilha Ndirangu at Great Carbon Valley; Nikhath Zigmund at Fortescue and Eric Mwangi looked at how to unlock new capital for renewables and turn climate finance commitments into impactful investments, including green ammonia production and other climate tech projects.
  • Jit Bhattacharya at BasiGo; James Cruz at Rebel Group and Zeroca; Khilna Dodhia at IFC; David Ekabouma at GreenMax Capital Advisors; Daniel Kiptoo Bargoria at the Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority; and Toukam Ngoufanke at Persistent examined e-mobility and it’s impact on the power sector before delegates took a BasiGo electric bus to the evening’s reception.
  • The British High Commission hosted a networking reception to mark the successful completion of the Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) Nairobi meeting, and to celebrate the financial close and start of construction of Globeleq’s Menengai geothermal project.
  • AIX Nairobi sponsors’ ATIDI – African Trade & Investment Development Insurance and GET.invest participated in the ‘Focus on scaling-up finance’ panel underscoring their commitment to catalysing private sector investment in Africa’s renewables.
  • Caroline Kimani at Climate Action Platform for Africa; Ward Nusselder at FMO; Sophie Odupoy at KoKo Networks joined the carbon credits panel focusing on market trends, shifting projects and prices.
  • African Energy had on a tour of KOKO Networks facilities and network operations centre before visiting some fuel agents in Nairobi.

AIX: Nairobi brings together policy makers, financiers, developers, investors and a range of other stakeholders, to discuss ways to develop sustainable projects and define how climate finance commitments can be implemented to scale up the industry with the maximum impact for all stakeholders. View more details

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