Transforming Energy Access Annual Forum 2024


On 13 March 2024, the UK Government’s FCDO will host the Transforming Energy Access Forum in Kigali, dedicated to advancing an inclusive clean energy transition in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region. The event aims to address the challenges outlined in the UN’s SDG midpoint review which emphasised the need for accelerated progress in achieving SDG7.

Bringing together clean energy innovators and key decision-makers from across government, policy and investment, the Forum seeks to enhance collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Through keynotes, panels and thematic sessions, the agenda will focus on sharing tangible insights from across the Transforming Energy Access (TEA) platform and programmes supported via the Ayrton Fund to foster informed decision-making. The Forum will also feature an innovation marketplace for a selection of exhibitors.

Topics to be explored include energy storage, mini-grid market enablement, innovative finance mechanisms, sustainable cooling, and ensuring inclusivity in clean energy innovation. The Forum will also dive into key enablers for progress, such as scaling innovations, capacity building, unlocking finance, and collaborating with local partners.

Be sure to catch the Faraday Institution’s International R&D Manager, Andrew Deadman, at the event for his session on Innovation in local battery assembly and manufacturing. The session will explore the demand for energy storage in emerging economies and will include examples of local innovation and will discuss the opportunities and support available for innovators as well as the barriers to expansion of this sector. Companies confirmed to participate on the panel include:

  • SLS Energy
  • Soleil Power
  • FCDO/Manufacturing Africa
  • CrossBoundary Advisory

For more information and to book your ticket.