Project Preparation: Maximizing Financing Viability

Tuesday,February 28, 2017 - 15:00 to 16:30

Start Time: 9:00 am ET New York / 3:00 pm CET Vienna

This webinar, the third in a series co-hosted by SEforAll and Power Africa, focuses on effective project preparation. One often hears about the dearth of viable projects to meet the appetite of financiers investing in the African power market. The reasons for this vary, from strong macroeconomic headwinds to the lack of clarity on options for funding development costs and strengthening projects. By providing insights on the suite of options for project preparation prior to project financing, this webinar intends to offer useful, actionable steps that developers, advisors and other stakeholders can incorporate into a project development strategy.



  • Peter Storey - Global Director, Private Finance Advisory Network (PFAN)
  • Paul van Aalst - Head of Finance Catalyst Team, Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)
  • Lida Fitts - Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
  • Mayank Bhargava - CEO, NextGen Solar