You are here

Third West African Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing

Event location: 
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will host the third West Africa Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing (WAFCCEF-3) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on April 12, 2018. This Forum is organised by the Private Financing Advisory Network in partnership with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

This Financing Forum provides the opportunity to meet inspiring West African entrepreneurs on the frontline of the low-carbon energy transition, network with regional and global clean energy experts and impact investors, and learn first-hand about exciting climate & clean energy investment opportunities in the ECOWAS region.

WAFCCEF-3, two years after WAFCEF2, will showcase some of the most promising clean energy investment opportunities in West Africa. The projects to be presented are all investment-ready and have been carefully selected for their commercial viability, growth potential, social and environmental benefits.

WAFCCEF-3 is primarily targeted at investors, including impact investors and financiers engaged in the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors in West Africa.

To register for the event, please click here

For information on the forum:

African Development Bank: Sonia Borrini tel +225 56 61 21 27

Private Financing Advisory Network: Albert Boateng   

For media information, please contact:

African Development Bank: Olivia Ndong Obiang, tel. +225 01560505


About the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA):

Launched in 2012, SEFA is a US$90-million multi-donor facility funded by the governments of Denmark, the United Kingdom, the United States and Italy. It supports the sustainable energy agenda in Africa through grants to facilitate the preparation of medium-scale renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects; equity investments to bridge the financing gap for small- and medium-scale renewable energy generation projects; and support to the public sector to improve the enabling environment for private investments in sustainable energy. SEFA is hosted by the Renewable Energy Department of the AfDB.

About PFAN:

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a multilateral, public-private partnership initiated by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) in cooperation with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Expert Group on Technology Transfer. PFAN is hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). PFAN develops a local network and in-country presence for its services in every country it is active in.

About ECREE:

ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is a specialized agency which acts as an independent body but within the legal, administrative and financial framework of the ECOWAS rules and regulations. ECREEE aspires to contribute to the sustainable economic, social and environmental development of West Africa by improving access to modern, reliable and affordable energy services, energy security and reduction of negative environmental externalities of the energy system. The institutional structure of the Centre includes: the Secretariat based in Praia, Cape Verde

Related Sections