Providing last-mile energy access continues to be a challenge and opportunity that clean energy practitioners need to deliver to vulnerable communities, often with support from donor governments, philanthropic organizations, and the private sector. In this space, monitoring and evaluation systems towards tracking and measuring developmental outcomes are essential. These systems ensure that interventions are carefully constructed and lessons can be cascaded and are replicable, to understand different needs and on-the-ground realities.
This Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) Side event, organized by WRI India, will discuss the importance and incorporation of various process towards capturing these change(s) and the need for these systems to be seen as a strategy towards building community-centric interventions. The panel would be guided by the cross-sectoral approach (technological, socio-economic, etc) towards an inclusive energy access and/or transition, especially working with vulnerable communities.Time: 8:00 AM EST
According to a report by the Baobab Network, technology companies in West Africa had by the end of Q3 2021 secured $1.34 billion USD in investment across more than 105 funding rounds. Financial technology companies, commonly known as fintechs, accounted for 68% of the raised value attracting approximately $866.8 million USD. That represents almost double the previous $711 million USD raised by technology companies in the first 9 months of 2019. Fintechs such as Flutterwave in Nigeria, Dash and Chipper Cash in Ghana, Wave in Senegal, and Julaya in Ivory Coast, all of whom have raised significant investor funding, aim to promote digital, cashless payments across borders.
This conversation will explore the immense potential FinTechs have to promote trade across borders making it easier for merchants to exchange goods and services and accelerate intra-African trade; a key success metric for African organizations such as the AfCFTA.
The session will be moderated by Ambassador Gurjit Singh.
Time: 6:00 AM EST
Learn from some of the world’s leading impact innovators & organizations + help support dynamic work at the forefront of migration.Join as we gather the world’s most talented innovators and organizations working at the forefront of impact careers. We will combine our collective experience, reach, and creativity in a highly interactive & engaging online event with hundreds of professionals and students striving to combine purpose and their career.
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See a draft schedule and confirmed speakers below (as more people are confirmed we will continue to add them as well as update the schedule).
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
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