African Trade Insurance (ATI) is a pan-African institution that provides risk solutions to companies, investors, and lenders interested in doing business in Africa. With deep roots in Africa, ATI is best positioned to understand and assess the risks here – and to help mitigate them. As a result, we offer robust risk solutions to our clients. Our international financial partners have come to rely on our assessments because of our credibility, financial strength, and underwriting capacity.
Over the last few years, ATI has developed a broad expertise in the energy sector, with the help of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and KfW. While our energy solutions apply to all energy projects, both conventional and renewable, this section of the website focuses on how our products contribute to the realization of the UN’s SE4All initiative.
- We have deepened our expertise to insure renewable energy generation projects
- All our insurance solutions apply to conventional energy as well
- We have developed the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), with the support of KfW
RLSF is designed to provide a viable solution to one of the biggest challenges facing independent power producers (IPPs) operating in Africa, specifically the requirement to provide project lenders with a liquidity guarantee. The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through KfW will provide funding of up to 32.9 million EUR to the facility, which aims to enable small-and mid-scale renewable energy projects in Africa to reach financial close by addressing liquidity requirements that lenders frequently require in order to fund such projects.
ATI announced in July 2018 that Uganda has become the first African country to de-risk small and medium scale renewables under the German and ATI-backed RLSF initiative. View more details.