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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems


Building Energy Access Markets: A Value Chain Analysis of Key Energy Market Systems

Jul 30, 2015 (Thu), 9:30am-11:30am (EDT)


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The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation's Energy Access Practitioner Network, EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) and Practical Action, is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training to showcase the Building Energy Access Markets framework. This publication, developed by Practical Action Consulting, offers policy makers and practitioners a method for designing and delivering interventions that can achieve scale and sustainability and also features applicable case studies. This webinar is part of the broader work that the UN Foundation is undertaking on energy access within the UN and the World Bank's Sustainable Energy for All initiative.

Mr. Michael Franz, Project Manager, EUEI PDF, will present key features of the EUEI PDF publication — an analytical framework that allows development practitioners to assess energy market systems and develop effective interventions for particular countries. The publication aims to promote investment, growth and scaling of energy access by identifying the structure and key features of such a market. It also proposes interventions that development partners can undertake to promote energy access sustainably and at scale.

Following Mr. Franz's presentation, Charlie Miller, Head of Policy and Program Funding, SolarAid, and Christopher Service, Business Developer, Foundation Rural Energy Services (FRES) — Practitioner Network member organisations featured in the report's leading case studies — will share their experience and collective best practices regarding how market system approaches influence their work within the context of the energy access sector. Mr. Miller will present SolarAid's work on pico-solar in Malawi, and Mr. Service will present FRES's work on solar home systems and hybrid mini-grids in Mali.

The presentations will be followed by an interactive Q & A session with the audience to provide an opportunity to discuss the framework and its on-the-ground applications in further detail. If you cannot attend the webinar in person, you can follow the live Tweets via #PNwebinar, or watch a recording on the Clean Energy Solutions website.
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