|GOLD SPONSOR /// FENIX INTERNATIONAL|
|Fenix International's mission is to transform customers’ quality of life through disruptive innovation in energy and financial services. Fenix has sold over 500,000 solar home systems, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TVs and more to over 2 million people. Fenix is a company of ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy. Already the market leader in Uganda and Zambia, Fenix has expanded into new markets - Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Mozambique - and continues to work towards providing more affordable, inclusive, and income-generating products. Together, Fenix and ENGIE are making universal access to modern energy a reality.|
|Fenix International Website|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// AZURI|
|Azuri Technologies is a commercial provider of PayGo solar systems for rural off-grid communities and has the widest reach of any off-grid provider in sub-Saharan Africa. With innovative tech solutions address that problem of lack of energy access, which affects 1.2 billion people around the world. Azuri’s off-grid solar solutions are integrated with local mobile money technology which ensures that clean, solar energy is an affordable alternative to kerosene.
Providing safe, renewable power to families across rural sub-Saharan Africa, Azuri’s solar home systems have been shown to have a significant impact on customers lives and the environment. To date, Azuri has sold more than 150,000 systems across Africa, impacting the lives of more than 750,000 people.
Founded in 2012 with their headquarters based in Cambridge, United Kingdom; the majority of their staff are based in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia. Azuri is Present in 12 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The company’s work and impact have been honoured by a number of prestigious recognitions, such as the “Gold Winner of the Edison Awards” for using artificial intelligence in domestic solar systems, the UN Climate change award, the Ashden award and many others.
|Azuri Energy Website|
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// RISEN ENERGY|
|Risen Energy is a world leading Tier 1 manufacturer of high-performance solar photovoltaic products. We also provide total business solutions for residential, commercial and utility-scale power generation.
Risen Energy was founded in 1986 and was publicly listed in 2010. For more than thirty years we have been generating value for our customers around the globe.
Risen Energy's total Solar PV business solutions are among the most advanced and cost-effective in the industry. They are characterized by constant techno-commercial innovation, consummate quality and reliable support.
With local market presence and strong financial bankability status, we are committed to building strategic, mutually beneficial collaboration with our partners. In this way, together we can capitalize on the rising value of green energy.
|Risen Energy Website|
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// ELECTRIFI|
The Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI) is a EUR 215 million impact investment facility for renewable energy companies active on- and off-grid in emerging markets.
The facility is funded by the EU and provides debt and equity financing for small-scale private companies. It focuses on new or improved electricity connections as well as on generation capacity from sustainable energy sources and energy efficiency. Typical business models include mini-grids, solar home systems, independent power projects (IPP) and captive power production. ElectriFI also invests in enterprises active in energy efficiency or energy savings including a cleaner production mix.
ElectriFI operates globally with the support of Power Africa and Sweden. In addition, it has developed customised investment strategies targeting specific countries and regions; currently Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Zambia and the Pacific region.
|STRATEGIC PARTNER /// USADF|
|The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is the U.S. Government’s African enterprise development agency. The agency invests in grassroots, small, and growing businesses in Africa; promotes local economic development; and creates pathways to prosperity for underserved communities. Utilizing a community-led development approach, USADF provides seed capital and local project management assistance to early stage enterprises addressing local challenges around food insecurity, insufficient energy access, and women and youth unemployment. Annually, USADF’s grant assistance generates approximately $100 million in new local economic activity throughout 20 African countries.|
|STRATEGIC PARTNER /// ALL ON|
|All On Partnerships for Energy Access (All On) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that collaborates with other donors and implementing partners to facilitate increasing access to energy in un-served and under-served communities across Nigeria. All On is contributing to building Nigeria’s market for off-grid renewable energy solutions, and partnerships are at the core of its approach. Its dynamic approach combines investment, technical support and market development activities to unlock access to energy in Nigeria.|
|All On Website|
|MEDIA PARTNER /// DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES|
|Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI) is a not-for-profit development organization that uses participatory development methodologies in the design, planning, implementation and monitoring of projects. DDI has the on-the-ground capacity to support projects, manage resources and produce targeted program performance results. Our understanding of best practices, experience in assisting community-based entities, ability to support projects in an efficient and cost effective manner and our knowledge and experience in working with international organizations give us a cutting edge. Our focus areas are Agriculture, Off-grid Energy and Youth Entrepreneurship.|
|Diamond Development Initiatives Website|