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15 July 2020 - 16 July 2020
Virtual Event
Energy Access COVID-19 Relief Summit

Organised by

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is an international business association with the aim to promote a sustainable decentralised renewable energy industry for the 21st century, activating markets for affordable energy services, and creating local jobs and inclusive economies. ARE enables improved energy access through business development support for more than 150 Members along the whole value chain for off-grid technologies.


GOGLA is the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry.
Established in 2012, GOGLA now represents over 180 members as a neutral, independent, not-for-profit industry association. Its mission is to help its members build sustainable markets, delivering quality, affordable products and services to as many households, businesses and communities as possible across the developing world. The products and solutions that GOGLA members sell transform lives. They improve health and education, create jobs and income opportunities and help consumers save money.

    Supported by


    GET.invest is a European programme which supports investments in decentralised renewable energy. The programme targets private sector business and project developers, financiers and regulators to build sustainable energy markets in developing countries. Services include market information, a funding database, matchmaking events and access-to-finance advisory. The programme is supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria, and works closely with initiatives and business associations in the energy sector.

    GET.invest is supported by

    In Partnership with

    The Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA)

    The Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA) represents the mini-grid development industry, which is a critical solution for delivering sustainable and environmentally-friendly electricity to Sub-Sahara's more than 600 million people without access to power. It currently has 30 members across 12 African countries.

      The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)

      ESMAP is a partnership between the World Bank and 18 partners to help low and middle-income countries reduce poverty and boost growth through sustainable energy solutions. ESMAP’s analytical and advisory services are fully integrated within the World Bank’s country financing and policy dialogue in the energy sector. Through the World Bank Group (WBG), ESMAP works to accelerate the energy transition required to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

      The Global Distributors Collective (GDC)

      The Global Distributors Collective (GDC) is a collective of last mile distributors around the world. With 160 members in over 40 countries, the GDC is dedicated to supporting distributors to help them reach millions of underserved customers with life-changing products, and to developing the last mile distribution sector as a whole. The GDC’s ambition is to make last mile distribution the first priority, so that life-changing products can be made affordable and available to all.

      Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)

      Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization working with leaders in government, the private sector and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, and the Paris Agreement, which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate warming to below 2° Celsius. SEforALL empowers leaders to broker partnerships and unlock finance to achieve universal access to sustainable energy, as a contribution to a cleaner, just and prosperous world for all.


      Clean Cooking Alliance

      The Clean Cooking Alliance works with a global network of partners to build an inclusive industry that makes clean cooking accessible to the three billion people who live each day without it. Established in 2010, the Alliance is driving consumer demand, mobilizing investment to build a pipeline of scalable businesses, and fostering an enabling environment that allows the sector to thrive. Clean cooking transforms lives by improving health, protecting the climate and environment, empowering women, and helping consumers save time and money.



      Closed since 16 July 2020


      Virtual Event


      Participants 878
      Meetings 592


      Afghanistan 1
      Angola 1
      Australia 5
      Austria 11
      Bangladesh 4
      Barbados 1
      Belarus 1
      Belgium 38
      Benin 9
      Bolivia 8
      Botswana 3
      Brazil 7
      Bulgaria 2
      Burkina Faso 2
      Burundi 3
      Cameroon 16
      Canada 13
      Cape Verde 4
      Chad 2
      Chile 3
      China 33
      Colombia 5
      Congo 1
      Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The 6
      Côte d'Ivoire 9
      Croatia 1
      Czech Republic 3
      Denmark 4
      Djibouti 1
      Egypt 2
      Ethiopia 8
      Falkland Islands (malvinas) 1
      Fiji 6
      Finland 2
      France 50
      Gabon 1
      Gambia 1
      Germany 98
      Ghana 20
      Greece 2
      Guatemala 4
      Guinea 2
      Haiti 1
      Honduras 3
      China (Hong Kong) 7
      Hungary 1
      India 57
      Indonesia 6
      Ireland 1
      Israel 2
      Italy 21
      Jamaica 1
      Japan 4
      Jordan 1
      Kenya 178
      South Korea 2
      Lesotho 2
      Liberia 9
      Luxembourg 1
      Madagascar 16
      Malawi 12
      Malaysia 6
      Mali 1
      Martinique 1
      Mauritius 1
      Mexico 2
      Moldova, Republic Of 1
      Morocco 4
      Mozambique 15
      Myanmar 5
      Namibia 4
      Nepal 10
      Netherlands 54
      Niger 3
      Nigeria 115
      Norway 5
      Pakistan 3
      Panama 2
      Peru 1
      Philippines 14
      Poland 1
      Portugal 3
      Rwanda 17
      Sao Tome And Principe 1
      Senegal 13
      Sierra Leone 24
      Singapore 3
      Somalia 3
      South Africa 29
      Spain 23
      Sri Lanka 1
      Suriname 3
      Swaziland 2
      Sweden 6
      Switzerland 27
      Tanzania, United Republic Of 17
      Thailand 4
      Togo 11
      Tunisia 3
      Turkey 1
      Uganda 42
      United Arab Emirates 8
      United Kingdom 130
      United States 151
      Yemen 4
      Zambia 48
      Zimbabwe 12
      Total 1553


      Company 313
      Start-up 145
      SME 108
      Industry 13
      Government Agency/Programme 104
      Development Bank 66
      Investor/Finance 65
      Consultancy 121
      Association 48
      NGO 140
      Academia/Research 78
      Electric Cooperative 4
      Other 90
      Association 18
      Government Agency/Programme 37
      NGO 22
      Consultancy 23
      Academia/Research 9
      Start-up 11
      Development Bank 5
      Other 19
      SME 25
      Civil Society 2
      Investor/Finance 18
      Electric Cooperative 3
      Company 57
      Industry 8
      Total 1552