Sidney Yankson (CEO) attends the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing, 16 September 2014 in Accra, Ghana

Following on from the highly successful forum in Accra last October, the WAFCEF have convened again this month. At the last forum, WAFCEF showcased ten clean energy projects from the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) region to investors and financiers. This second WAFCEF forum was looking out for the next generation of West African clean energy project developers and entrepreneurs. The forum was to enable selected clean energy projects to develop, construct bankable business models and facilitate investments for project implementation through the CTI PFAN (Climate Technology Initiatives Private Financing Advisory Network) global network of clean energy investors and financiers.

There were many key speakers during the day’s event, addressing the importance of sustainable, clean and renewable energies in the West Africa region. Sidney Yankson (CEO) met with many of the key speakers at the event, such as the Head of Renewables from the Ministry of Energy, Wisdom.

Sidney commented that, “it was great to connect with other stakeholders in the renewable energy space in Accra. We need more of these forums to share ideas. It was great to hear that the ministry of energy is promoting the private sector to focus on providing power generating assets, such as solar power plants and waste to energy projects. With this support from the policy makers, GCP is happy to move forward with its projects in Ghana.”