Conclusion of financial electrification dialogue in Zimbabwe

July 10, 2013

Together with the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership hosted a high-level dialogue aimed at the transfer of expertise for the financing of sustainable electrification projects in Southern Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe, from July 8-10, 2013.

The goal of this workshop was to collaboratively investigate, through discussions and shared perspectives on financing national electrification programs, new approaches to increase the speed and penetration of energy access in Southern Africa, and to integrate the recommendations, commitments and actions plans from participants into the SE 4ALL Electrification roadmap. Recommendations from workshop participants were compiled and SAPP will discuss and consider adopting the recommendations at its September 2013 meeting for final adoption.

The dialogue was attended by 50 representatives from 13 countries from the region, including SAPP Management Committee Members, SAPP Electrification Working Group Members, and representatives from the countries’ electrification agencies/authorities, from national Regulators, and from GSEP members.