Tuesday 30 March & Wednesday 31 March , 2021

This AMDA’s first global virtual conference organised in partnership with Energy Catalyst was dedicated to accelerating innovation to end energy poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, raise awareness and facilitate knowledge exchange on technology and product trends, investment, energy demand and state of the market relating to mini-grid developments between innovators, co-funding partners and programs.

The event brought together a range of policymakers, investors, programme managers, energy innovators and entrepreneurs, and wider stakeholders who share a strategic interest in innovations to address the energy trilemma.

The two-day agenda delivered a high-level plenary of powerful keynotes and international expert panel discussions on specific topics including:

  • Technology and products: Addressing the latest technology developments on the market and innovation needs for microgrid optimization
  • The finance landscape: The investment opportunities in the mini-grid market, what investors are looking for and who is offering it to them in 2021
  • Energy demand: The importance of going beyond the electricity and integrating the use of energy with productivity and cold chains as a strategy for sustainable growth of the energy demand of mini-grids
  • Future of the market: Looking ahead and recommendations on regulation and policy that can boost the mini-grid sector and allow it to scale

Watch the Recordings

View Agenda and speakers → English Version , French Version 


About Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA)

AMDA is an industrial association created by private sector mini-grid developers and operators, donors and investors interested in improving political economic environments for mini-grid companies. This includes working to improve policies, regulations and investment. Today, AMDA represents over 34 companies who are operating mini-grids across 15 countries.

About the Energy Catalyst

Energy Catalyst is designed to accelerate the innovation needed to end energy poverty. Through financial and business advisory support, and by building strategic partnerships and uncovering new insights, Energy Catalyst supports the development of technologies and business models that can improve lives in Africa and Asia.