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Agenda 2024


Boardroom: Lowering the Cost of Debt & Solving the Sovereign Guarantee Impasse

05 Mar 2024

Collaborative boardroom discussions under Chatham House Rule where all participants contribute.

  • Can lowering the cost of debt increase the pace and scale of energy development across the continent?
  • With a number of utilities having addressed their liquidity challenges, what commitments do investors need when signing future PPAs?
  • Will lowering the cost of debt impact hydrogen production as Africa’s role in the global hydrogen economy becomes increasingly urgent?


Scene Setting Presentation: Junaid Ahmad, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, MIGA, The World Bank Group

Chairperson: Andrew Herscowitz, Executive Director - ODI Global
Philippe Ossoucah, CEO - Gabon Power Company, Gabon
Marcus Williams, Global Head, Energy & Extractive Industries - MIGA, The World Bank Group
Akinwole Omoboriowo, Chairman & CEO - Genesis Energy
Barnaby Fletcher, Director - Control Risks
Chinua Azubike, CEO - InfraCredit
Alex Dixon, Senior Director, Blended Finance - Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
Obinna Ihedioha, Head of Strategy & Senior Advisor - Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Nigeria
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