WATCH ON-DEMAND: ESI Africa & AMDA Digital Dialogue: The African mini-grid market: Progress and obstacles

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ESI Africa Agenda
Digital Dialogue
Policy and Regulationon-demandMini-GridTechnologyEnergy Access


The flagship Benchmarking Africa’s Minigrids report confirmed the essential role minigrids play in ensuring delivery of clean and reliable electricity to the poor. It also spotlighted the current progress, existential barriers and practical ways to overcome them.

In this digital dialogue, the distinguished panel will address why regulations are yet to be optimized for the typical African mini-grid business model as well as unpack the recommendations necessary to unlock scale.


Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl, Editor, ESI Africa


  • Jessica Stephens, Chief Operating Officer, Africa Minigrid Developers Association, Kenya 
  • Daniel Kitwa, Energy Access Finance Advisor, Africa Minigrid Developers Association, Kenya 
  • Clement Silavwe, CEO, Rural Electrification Authority, Zambia