2-3 November 2023
International Vienna Energy and Climate Forum
The International Vienna Energy and Climate Forum taking place 2-3 November 2023 in Vienna, will gather senior decision-makers, international experts and other stakeholders. Guided by the motto “Progress by Innovation”, the Energy and Climate Forum will delve into key priorities, showcase solutions implemented by Governments, the private sector, academia and various stakeholders from around the world and highlight the action-oriented steps required to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Discussions will focus on means to scale up solutions and address challenges, particularly in Africa.
19 October 2023
Sankalp Global Summit
The 15th Sankalp Global Summit taking place 19 October 2023 in Mumbai will be the largest climate finance convening centred around the theme of The Great Transition: Financing Climate Action for the Global South. Sankalp will focus on 5 High Impact Areas that will accelerate transformative solutions towards climate mitigation and adaptation: Circular Economy, Clean Energy, Natural Resource Management, Resilient Community, Climate Smart Agriculture, Decarbonisation to Net Zero.
4-6 October 2023
Renewable Energy Forum Africa (REFA)
Renewable Energy Forum Africa (REFA) taking place 4-6 October in Nairobi is a new annual conference organised by AFSIA and SolarPower Europe to promote investment in renewables on the African continent. Building on the success of prior events, this new edition will gather renewable energy stakeholders of the African continent bringing under one roof institutional and private investors, project developers, policy makers, energy utilities, regulators, corporates and the most influential energy sector decision-makers.
26-27 September 2023
Microgrid Global Innovation Forum
The 17th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, 26-27 September 2023 in London, focuses on microgrid advances, case studies and deployments in remote, rural and off-grid environments, as well as in grid-tied scenarios. Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the event brings together developers, project owners, non-governmental organizations, finance professionals and technology innovators interested in maximizing the effective use of hybrid renewable energy systems.
19-21 September 2023
Nigeria Energy taking place 19-21 September 2023 in Lagos, continues its legacy of 10 years as West Africa’s leading energy event. The event will bring together key stakeholders and governments with visionary professionals to meet and develop reliable power solutions for the country’s peak energy demand and pave the way for decentralisation. Attendees can expect to hear from key stakeholders from Nigeria’s energy sector, from government ministries and regulators to gas companies supplying fuel to grid-connected plants to independent power producers, distribution companies, and the bodies mandated to facilitate the development of renewable energy and off-grid solutions.
12-13 June 2023
Sankalp West Africa
The inaugural Sankalp West Africa 2023 Summit is taking place 12-13 June 2023 in Accra, Ghana. Bringing together diverse stakeholders from across the West African region to drive sustainable development through business, this unique entrepreneur-centric platform will provide connections, opportunities for learning, and platforms for exchange across West Africa and the rest of the world. By exploring common challenges and unique opportunities across both anglophone and francophone experiences, the Sankalp West Africa Summit seeks to stitch together the region’s diverse experiences and create value for the West African ecosystem, #thepowerofpartnerships.
31 May – 1 June 2023
Unlocking Solar Capital
The 5th edition of Unlocking Solar Capital (USC) Africa takes place in Kampala, Uganda, 31 May – 1 June 2023. Solarplaza and GOGLA with support from the Uganda Ministry of Energy and Mineral Department have put together a strong lineup to foster collaboration between the investment space – DFIs, impact and climate-aligned investors, venture & commercial capital – and the project development segment – IPPs, project developers, service & product providers. This crucial solar industry platform covers all the industry segments and their synergies – from off-grid, to mini-grid, to utility-scale solar – and highlights new innovations in technology and business models.
21-23 March 2023
ARE Energy Access Investment Forum 2023
The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) Energy Access Investment Forum (EAIF) 2023 is taking place 21-23 March 2023 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. EAIF 2023 is organised by ARE, co-hosted by the African Development Bank and the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa. EAIF is the top annual business and finance event for the decentralised renewable energy (DRE) sector, enabling and fostering business and investor partnerships for the purpose of renewable electrification energy access, economic growth, decarbonisation and fighting against climate change. The event aims to bring together up to 350 private and public financiers, energy and climate investors, development finance institutions, international funding partners, government officials and private sector companies.
1-2 March 2023
Sankalp Africa Summit – Intellecap
The 10th Sankalp Africa Summit is taking place 1-2 March 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. Africa’s largest convening focused on impact, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development will focus on catalysing collaborations across the entrepreneurial ecosystem to sustainably solve global challenges. Looking back on the past decade Sankalp Africa will celebrate the milestones achieved in the ecosystem while looking ahead to the next decade of impact.
Energy Catalyst at COP27
COP27 taking place November 6th –18th in Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt, marks the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties. Find out more about our sessions taking place in the SDG7 Pavilion in partnership with SEforAll.
14 November, 11.30-13.00 EET/UTC+2 – UNFCCC Side Event: Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation To Drive Sustainable, Equitable Growth in Developing Countries
Fostering innovation is key to achieving universal clean energy access and improving health, food security and resilience. By accelerating clean energy access in Africa, Asia and the Indo-Pacific, we can meet climate and development goals and mobilise the finance needed for an inclusive transition. Speakers include David Aitken, Director, of Innovation, the Carbon Trust, Tracey Crowe, Chief of Staff and Senior Director, SEforAll, Felicity Tolley, Senior Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust, Alice Goodbrook, Innovation Lead – Energy, Innovate UK.
Location: Room Khufu, Blue Zone
18-20 October 2022
Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo – GOGLA / Lighting Global – Kigali Rwanda
The Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo is the premier meeting of the off-grid solar sector providing a unique platform for knowledge exchange, networking and showcasing off-grid solar products and services. The event aims to accelerate the development of the global off-grid solar market contributing to achieving universal energy access by 2030. Visit our booth at the Concourse entrance to find out more about Energy Catalyst portfolio and the programmes broader impact.
18-20 Feb 2020
Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo – GOGLA / World Bank
The Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo is the premier meeting of the off-grid solar sector providing a unique platform for knowledge exchange, networking and showcasing off-grid solar products and services. The event aims to accelerate the development of the global off-grid solar market contributing to achieving universal energy access by 2030.
02-06 Nov 2020
Sankalp Global Summit – Intellecap
The Sankalp Global Summit 2020 will focus on the theme – An Entrepreneurial Renaissance: Designing the Impact Economy
24-26 Nov 2020
ARE – ECOWAS/ESEF Sustainable Energy Forum 2020 – Alliance for Rural Electrification
ESEF 2020 will raise awareness about the progress made by members of the Economic Community of West African States toward achieving sustainable energy targets set for 2030.
Jan 12 – 14 2021
Cleantech Forum Europe – Cleantech Group
From Chaos to Transformation: Tackling the Climate Crisis Together will inspire you to find your next partner and uncover the innovations and ideas transforming our shared future.
May 2020 to Jan 2021
Cleantech Forum Interactive Series – Cleantech Group
Where can you discover the big ideas transforming industries? How can you meet innovators, investors and corporates ready to take the next step?
Members of Cleantech Interactive have access to a series of innovative online events that unite all parts of our global ecosystem.
27-28 Jan 2021
The ARE Technology & Innovation Forum (TIF) – Alliance for Rural Electrification
The ARE Technology & Innovation Forum (TIF) aims to showcase innovations in the DRE sector.
Innovation is a key driver of economic growth, development, as well as climate mitigation and adaptation. In the DRE sector, innovation boosts efficiency, as well technical, environmental and financial sustainability of projects.
02-04 Mar 2021 – TBC
Sankalp Africa – Intellecap
Since 2009, Sankalp Forum has brought together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, multilaterals and policy makers who are committed to furthering the cause of development through entrepreneurship and innovation. Join us for the next edition of Sankalp Africa Summit, where we will convene the impact investment & social entrepreneurship ecosystem once again!
Mar 31, 2021
The decade of the mini-grid: Accelerating innovation to address the energy trilemma in Sub-Saharan Africa
With many in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia without reliable energy services, traditional, centralised grid-based approaches are not feasible or affordable for the majority of unserved households. However, innovations within energy technology such as storage, smart grids and new business models, will shape the beginning of the decade of the Mini-grids.
20-21 April 2021 (TBC)
Cleantech Forum Asia – Cleantech Group
Cleantech Forum Asia brings you easy access to start-ups, scale-ups, investors and multinationals from across the region and the world. Not only will you meet the future of Asia’s sustainable innovation ecosystem, but you’ll also discover the global connections that will fuel your next opportunities wherever you live and work.
17-18 March 2021 – TBC
ARE – Energy Access Investment Forum in Lusaka – Alliance for Rural Electrification
EAIF is a well-established political exchange and business event organised by ARE with local and regional partners – aimed at assisting the private and public sector to get up to speed on the latest developments in the off-grid sector and do business.