In a joint effort to mobilise key stakeholders to invest in off-grid renewables in developing and emerging markets, the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) together with Energias de Portugal (EDP) and the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) organised a two-day investment forum in Lisbon, Portugal on 22-23 March 2017. The forum was attended by over 300 representatives from the international public and private sector, including high-level institutions, financiers, technical support and solution providers as well as project developers.
The forum also gave recognition to companies and organisations, which have made special contributions to advance the rural electrification sector. In its second year running, this year’s ARE Awards were discerned to:
GIZ (Multilateral / International Organisations)
Kopernik (NGOs and Foundations)
Daily Life Renewable Energy Pte Ltd (Private Sector in Developed Countries)
Solarkiosk AG (Private Sector in Developing Countries)
Tanzania (Government in Developing Country) and
Solar Sister (Best Off-grid Project)