Read summary | Africa and renewables - what are the new opportunities?

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Howard Kennedy LLP and GBS Africa held a panel discussion on the key trends in renewable energy with a particular focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the African region. 

Our panel of experts included:

  • Mr Ibrahim Kitoo: Chief Legal Officer, KenGen (Kenya's National Power Generation Company) 
  • Stephen Karangizi: Director and CEO, The African Legal Support Facility (part of the African Development Bank) 
  • William Barry: Managing Director, ARCH Emerging Markets Partners 
  • Ricardo Martinez: Director, Qbera Capital (asset management firm). 

The discussion was chaired by Jonathan Cohen, Head of Energy and Duncan Bagshaw, Head of the Africa Group at Howard Kennedy and key points included:

  • New renewable energy procurement models 
  • Emerging revenue opportunities 
  • Policy and regulatory challenges facing African jurisdictions 
  • Sourcing and structuring funding 
  • Future renewable technologies 
  • Planning for, avoiding, and resolving disputes. 
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We were delighted to host a thought provoking webinar with GBS Africa where we discussed the growth of renewable energy projects in Africa and the trends and opportunities arising. We provide the key takeaways from the webinar.

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