14 - 16 May 2019
Cape Town, South Africa

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Energy Revolution (2.4)

15 May 2019
Finance and investment , Renewables

15:45 – 16:00

Case Study: Improving PAYGO software to offer better services to customers and to refine the approach to micro-asset loans

Speakers: Mike Matokwani, Co-Founder, Vitalite, Zambia / Wim Jonker Klunne, Lead Coordinator, EEP Africa, South Africa

16:00 – 16:15

Presentation: Shifting the traditional mind set of banking, unlocking funding and other capital for small scale embedded generation

Speaker: Justin Schmidt, Head: Renewable Energy (Retail and Business Bank), ABSA Bank, South Africa

16:15 – 16:30

Panel discussion: Overcoming capital barriers in emerging markets and unlocking early stage financing in local currencies

  • Considerations for user experience and customer needs
  • Is the key to investment largely dependent on CSR?
  • The believable story investors want to hear
  • Autonomy vs. Investment: What is Africa’s solution?


Panellists:

  • Andrew Githaiga, Senior Investment Officer, Sunfunder, Kenya
  • Mike Matokwani, Co-Founder, Vitalite, Zambia
  • Wim Jonker Klunne, Lead Coordinator, EEP Africa, South Africa
  • Justin Schmidt, Head: Renewable Energy (Retail and Business Bank), ABSA Bank, South Africa
Speakers
Wim Jonker Klunne, Programme Director - Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP)

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