Virtual - 2 DaysTuesday
E-Conference: Latest Updates on Energy Storage SolutionsThe global increase in renewable generation is hastening the development of energy storage systems to address regulatory, economic, and operational issues related to energy scarcity. Some African countries are encouraging private developers to build large-scale regional solar parks with storage capacity to help smooth the flow of solar energy and redirect some of the power generated during the day to evening peak hours. The International Renewable Energy Agency estimates that Africa’s renewable energy capacity could reach 310GW by 2030, making Africa the world’s leading producer of green energy. If this prediction becomes true, energy storage appears to play a critical role in integrating renewables into the grid. This e-conference aims at bringing together the best experts of the industry to provide a full overview of the latest updates on energy storage. It will also offer an opportunity to showcase their most innovative solutions and projects, so stakeholders from all over Africa will learn what solutions are available and deliver results, even in the most demanding environments. This is the 3rd edition of AFSIA’ annual e-conference on storage technologies. In 2022, this event hosted 16 speakers and attracted 2,500+ participants.
- Conference, Webinar
Virtual - 1 DayTuesday
Digital Future of Microfinance: A Realistic Path towards Big DreamThe industry that once was a vanguard of financial inclusion and remains unchallenged in serving the lowest tiers of customer segments is dreaming of a digital future. In the search for a roadmap toward that future, microfinance institutions and investors have deployed significant resources in digital technology with varied results. Expectations are high – the $200 billion industry is expected to grow and expand its mission, not least to support climate adaptation and mitigation efforts.Following key principles identified through previous work (https://www.cgap.org/research/publication/digitization-in-microfinance-case-studies-of-pathways-to-success) , CGAP has conducted a series of pilots and exercises in a community of practice. Through this work, we demonstrated how most microfinance institutions can leverage technology to grow their business, deliver value to customers, and embark on the digital future.Join this virtual workshop to learn what we did and whether we succeeded. The workshop will be divided into two sessions of 90 minutes each (you can choose to join either or both sessions):• In the first, we will present the principles of successful digitization and provide examples of how those principles get implemented. The session will feature findings from the CGAP pilots and main insights.• In the second, the community of practice members will share their experience from the CGAP project and the results. The session will focus on the credit renewal automation pilots and insights from the work on business intelligence.The workshop will be held in English and simultaneously translated into Spanish and French. While our speakers will share what successful digitization looks like and what the future of microfinance could be, all attendees are invited to participate in the discussion and share their experiences.
Time: 9:00 AM ET