Training opportunities

18- 20
Clean Energy Strategy – Innovative Solutions Through Microfinance and Digital Payments

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to Thursday, September 20, 2018

Innovative approaches are needed to address the needs of the 1.3 billion people lacking electricity, while simultaneously transitioning to a decarbonized energy system. For example, Bangladesh and Kenya have developed thriving self-sustaining markets for off grid lighting products. Learning from their experience and adjusting their approaches to local circumstances can help other countries to join the off-grid solar success story.

Therefore, helping people purchase clean energy options and participate in decentralized networks is key to the success of many programs. However lending for off-grid energy products is outside the core business of traditional financial institutions for a variety of reasons among which lack of technical capacity to assess product quality. This training program will consider innovative ideas to address some of the challenges relating to clean energy.

Training Modules:

  • Module 1 –  Introduction;
  • Module 2 – Green finance and financial inclusion;
  • Module 3 –  Readiness for innovative finance;
  • Module 4 –  Stimulating private capital flow – role of financial institutions;
  • Module 5 – Clean energy finance and the role of project finance;
  • Module 6 – Developing products for clean energy finance –  Micro level;
  • Module 7 – How PAYG Solar works;
  • Module 8 – Digital payments and innovations –  A case study;
  • Module 8 –  Innovative Finance on clean energy – A case study;
  • Module 9 –  Opportunities and challenges on green finance;
  • Module 10 – Clean energy strategy – Kenya;
  • Module 11 –  Developing a coherent strategy on clean energy finance;
  • Module 12   Conclusions.

Target Audience:

  • Microfinance practitioners;
  • Clean Energy specialists;
  • Central Bank officials;
  • Commercial Bankers;
  • Donors;
  • Investors;
  • Financial Inclusion Specialist;
  • Officials from the Ministry of Finance;
  • Staff of Developmental agencies;
  • Rural finance specialist.


  • USD 2250 per delegate;
  • Accommodation will be provided for three days in a four-star hotel.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.