TCX has played a pivotal role in a number of webinars – often jointly organized with parties like Solarplaza, GOGLA, SE4ALL, Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) – on local currency financing in the solar and broader (renewable) energy sector, as well as in the infrastructure sector. Please find some recent examples of these webinars below.

On July 2nd, 2020, the Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) partnership, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) and TCX Fund hosted a webinar on infrastructure financing trends in Africa, based on the ICA’s annual flagship report titled “Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa (IFT) – 2018”. This session was a follow-up to a previous webinar held on February 7th, which outlined how financing was spread between regions and sectors, explored the different sources of financing and identified sectorial challenges, specifically in the water and transport sectors.

In the above webinar, TCX, Persistent Energy, Zola Electric and FMO discuss currency risk and local-currency funding options in the renewables sector.

In this webinar, SunFunder, TCX/MFX and BBox offer their views on viability and availability of local currency funding solutions for the African Off Grid Solar sector.

In preparation for the Solar Future Nigeria conference, we hosted this webinar, focused on currency risks surrounding Nigerian Solar and RE projects projects.

As preparation for the event Unlocking Solar Capital Africa (1-2 November 2016, Nairobi), Solarplaza organized this complimentary webinar on currency risks for RE projects in the African market.

Foreign and local Currency Lending – GOGLA Off Grid Energy Academy.

While most attention for solar developments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is drawn towards the utility-scale projects, distributed generation is on the rise as well.

In an effort to underscore the importance of managing foreign exchange risks in energy infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Power Africa, TCX, Persistent Energy Capital and Barclays Africa Group hosted a webinar bringing together African utilities, IPPs, finance ministries, developers among others.