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12 March 2019 - 14 March 2019
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
5th ARE Energy Access Investment Forum

Sediko Douka
Commissioner for Energy & Mines
ECOWAS Commission

Amadou Hott
Vice-President, Power, Energy, Climate & Green Growth
African Development Bank

Felice Zaccheo
Head of Unit Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, DG International Cooperation & Development
European Commission

Hary Andriantavy
Sécretaire Executif
Association Africaine pour l’Electrification Rurale (CLUB-ER)

Mahama Kappiah
Executive Director

Robert van den Dool

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ivory Coast
Netherlands Embassy to Ivory Coast

Sanusi Mohammed Ohiare
Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund (REF)
Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria

Shegun Bakari
Senior Advisor to the President

Vivian Vendeirinho
President, ARE
Founder & Managing Director, RVE.SOL

Aaron Leopold
Vice-President, Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
CEO, African Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA)

Astria Fataki

Energy Generation

Bolade Soremekun
Rubitec Nigeria Ltd

Benedikt Lenders
Managing Director
ENGIE PowerCorner

Boris Horn

Business Development Manager Alternative Energies

Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG / Power-Blo

Chen Baraf
Engineering Manager
Ossi Yeto

Celestin Tanoh

Representative for Francophone Africa

Long Cheng
General Manager - Africa
Trina Solar

Claudio Pedretti
Business Development Manager

Daniel Schroth
Advisor to the Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate & Green Growth, African Development Bank
Chair, Mini-Grid Partnership

David Lecoque
Policy & Business Development Manager
Alliance for Rural Electrification

Dotun Tokun
Managing Director
Solarmate Engineeering Limited

Eitan Hochster
Vice-President of Business Development
Odyssey Energy Solutions

Festus William Amoyaw
Acting Coordinator of the Project Implementation Unit

Emma Miller

Business Development Advisor

Shell Foundation

Guilherme Collares Pereira
Vice-President, Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
A2E - Access to Energy International Relations Director, EDP Renováveis S.A.

Harry Guiness
Manager, FEI - Off-Grid Energy Access Fund, AfDB
Managing Director,
Lion's Head Global Partners

Ibrahim Togola

Irene Calvé Saborit
Chief Business Development Officer
Sunkofa Energy

Joao Sarmento Cunha
Division Manager, Renewable Energy Initiatives
African Development Bank

John Tkacik
Head, Energy Information & Analytics

Josefina Stubbs
Head - International Cooperation & Access to Energy

Marcus Wiemann
Executive Director
Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

Matt Tilleard
Managing Partner


Olivier Colas
Director Business Development

Philippe Baudez
Energy Sector Leader Ghana

Pierre-Daniel Telep

Senior Specialist Renewable Energy
Green Climate Fund

Prosper Magali
Board Member, Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
Director of Project & Business Development, ENSOL 

Rebecca Symington
Board Member, Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
Executive Director
, Mlinda Charitable Trust

Rana Ghoneim
Chief, Energy Systems & Infrastructure Division

Rim Azirar
Investment Officer – West Africa

Siré Abdoul Diallo
Private Sector Support Facility Coordinator

Sukla Chandra
Board Member, Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
Managing Director, GE Licensing & Technology Ventures

Ute Collier
Global Energy Representative
Practical Action

Wim Jonker Klunne 
Lead Coordinator 
EEP Africa Trust Fund

Dominiek Deconinck
Fund Manager

Closed since 12 March 2019
01 BP 1387 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
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Participants 191
Meetings 252
Angola 1
Austria 4
Belgium 11
Burkina Faso 3
Burundi 1
Cameroon 2
Canada 1
Cape Verde 4
China 3
Colombia 2
Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The 1
Côte d'Ivoire 54
Ethiopia 1
France 14
Gambia 3
Germany 16
Ghana 4
Greece 1
India 2
Italy 8
Kenya 10
South Korea 1
Liberia 2
Luxembourg 1
Malawi 2
Mali 2
Mauritania 1
Morocco 2
Netherlands 6
Nigeria 21
Norway 2
Portugal 2
Senegal 5
Sierra Leone 1
South Africa 3
Spain 6
Swaziland 2
Switzerland 2
Tanzania, United Republic Of 3
Togo 10
Tunisia 1
Uganda 2
United Arab Emirates 1
United Kingdom 9
United States 18
Zambia 1
Total 252
Government Agency/Programme 39
Development Bank 17
Development Organisation 20
Investor/Finance 18
Start-Up 24
SME 32
Industry 33
Consultancy 22
Association 7
NGO 19
Academia/Research 5
Other 14
Total 250