|| Accelerating Energy Access Markets - Closing event of the RBF Facility financed by UK Aid
For 7 years, the Energising Development (EnDev) partnership has piloted Results-based Financing (RBF) approaches. In a virtual debate, representatives from donors, private sector and other key stakeholders will discuss which role RBF can play in achieving the objectives of the Agenda 2030 and SDG 7.
When and where?
- Date: 9 December 2020, 14:00-15:30 PM (CET)
- Location: Virtual meeting in MS Teams
About EnDev and RBF
Energising Development (EnDev) is a partnership of likeminded donors and partners to support access to modern energy which works in more than 20 countries around the globe.
Since 2013, EnDev has piloted results-based financing (RBF) approaches funded by the British government via UK Aid. In this approach, EnDev offered incentive payments to private sector energy market actors for the achievement of pre-agreed results. EnDev has implemented the RBF Facilitiy (RBFF) in 17 projects across 14 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This included a wide range of modern energy technologies such as photovoltaic systems, mini-grids, improved cookstoves and biogas digesters, grid connections and off-grid appliances.
The Panel Discussion
While EnDev’s 7-year-pilot-Facility on results-based financing (RBF) funded by UK Aid is phasing out this year, the approach itself lives on. In a webinar series during the past months, EnDev has shared crucial knowledge about the transformation of energy markets with RBF, pro-poor RBF approaches, the role of off-grid appliances and the design of verification systems on implementation level. With the event on 9th December 2020 EnDev offers a look on key lessons learnt and the future of RBF from various perspectives. In a high-level panel discussion, donors, partner ministries and the private sector will share and discuss their views:
- The RBFF as a large-scale laboratory - what have we learned?
- Is RBF fit to support the private sector and initiate a transformation of energy access markets?
This final event will not only supply listeners with multiple perspectives on the RBF approach, but also provide an overview over quantitative achievements, key performance indicators and learnings over the whole RBFF implementation phase. Thus, potentials and challenges to RBF will be analysed and it will be evaluated how to make RBF future-proof.
Interesting speakers (more details to follow)
- Mr Daniel Busche, Programme Director at EnDev, GIZ
- Dr Philip Mann, Senior Energy Adviser, Climate and Environment Division, The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
- Ms Esther Reilink, Senior Policy Advisor, Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
- Engineer Isaac Kiva, OGW BSc (Eng.), R. Eng., Director of Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy, Kenya
- Ms Radhika Thakkar, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Greenlight Planet and President of the Board of Directors, GOGLA
- Mr Charlie Miller, Senior Advisor, Global Distributors Collective (GDC)
Ms Vera Scholz, Head of Division Climate Change, Environment, Infrastructure at GIZ
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