Nigeria’s population, boasting over 200 million inhabitants, is one of the largest in Africa and its economy is one of the continent’s strongest. However, the country’s outlook - both in terms of economics and health - could be much improved if energy access were to be more widespread and more reliable. Solar energy has the unique potential to address these issues, help cut down costs, and improve the lives of millions.
The first and foremost Solar PV conference focused solely on the Nigerian market and the facilitation of networking within
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Review the recordings of this webinar and learn more about the Desert to Power initiative, designed to change the Sahel region (including Nigeria) into the world's largest PV powerhouse, impacting the lives of 160 million people by providing clean and affordable energy.
Ousseynou Nakoulima, Director of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the AfDB, explained more about:
The scope, background and envisioned impact of the initiative,
The partnerships that drive the program,
Private sector opportunities in both the on-grid and off-grid segment.
|OUSSEYNOU NAKOULIMA /// DIRECTOR FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY - AFDB|
|Nakoulima, a Senegalese, holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University Business School, USA and Master degrees in Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines in Paris. He brings along more than 15 years of experience in energy, climate change, international banking and financial sector development. Nakoulima has been the Director at the Green Climate Fund in Korea since 2014, with global responsibility for partnerships, country strategies and project preparation support. He was responsible for managing relationships with 140 countries, advising them on how to develop low carbon and climate resilient programs, while managing substantial financial resources for technical assistance and project development. As member of the senior management team of the Green Climate Fund, he was instrumental in the successful launch of the Fund, which has mobilized significant resources for renewable energy projects globally. Before joining the Green Climate Fund, he worked at BNP PARIBAS from 2009 to 2014 in Paris and then in Senegal. As Deputy CEO of the local subsidiary, he positioned the Bank as lead advisor of the Government of Senegal in energy and infrastructure. He proposed innovative schemes to finance the overhaul of the electricity sector and coordinated the financing of a major airport project. He oversaw the mobile banking business to develop the concept for low-income banking and established new business lines including factoring, leasing and commodity finance. Nakoulima had earlier on worked at the African Development Bank as Senior Investment Officer between 2002 and 2009, having joined the Bank as a Young Professional. During that time, he developed projects in fifteen countries in power, water, sanitation and infrastructure and led teams in high impact transactions, including a corporate loan to Eskom, the power utility of South Africa, a private hydropower project in Madagascar and the Bank’s first Public-Private advisory activity for a hydropower program in West Africa.|
DIRECTOR FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY - AFDB
Below you can register to join over 150 other attendees at The Solar Future Nigeria (4-5 December 2019, Lagos). Please feel free to get in touch with us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org (please do not forget to mention the event concerned), in case of any issues or questions regarding registration. We look forward to meeting you in Lagos!
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