#AGGF2018 Event: Rwanda Green Fund – Investing in Green Growth: The Potential of E-Mobility

Date & Time: 28 November 2018 | 16:30-18:30

Location: Kigali Convention Centre

Session Overview

As part of the Africa Green Growth Forum, the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA), KfW and partners will hold an event dedicated to advancing e-mobility solutions and private sector green growth. The event will be an opportunity to highlight the role of the fund as an enabler of green growth and the potential of Rwanda’s nascent e-mobility sector as part of the country’s wider green urbanisation programme.

To demonstrate Rwanda’s green growth best practices, the event will feature a display of electric motorbikes and the awarding of successful investments from the Rwanda Green Fund’s Ninth Call for Proposals. The event will also feature e-mobility initiatives in Africa as part of experience sharing and to catalyze technology driven knowledge management to facilitate adoption of green urbanization practices across the continent. The event will also include an exhibit of some of the Fund’s investments – demonstrating the wide variety of projects that financed over the last five years. It will be followed by a Green Drinks Kigali side event on Green Urbanization organized in partnership with KfW.

Objectives

  • Highlight the potential of Rwanda’s e-mobility sector to catalyze scalable investment
  • Raise awareness about the importance of transitioning to e-mobility solutions and the role of the private sector in supporting green urbanisation
  • Enhance the role of the Rwanda Green Fund as an enabler of private sector driven green growth
  • Lesson learning and featuring e-mobility initiatives in Africa
  • Attendees

    The event will be attended by approximately 200-250 guests including the fund’s development and investment partners, government representatives, the private sector and civil society. In participation will also be Hiten Parmar, Director of uYilo e-Mobility Programme. The Technology Innovation Programme was initiated in 2013 as a national multi-stakeholder technology development programme to support the creation of products and services for the eMobility industry in South Africa

    Programme

    16:30-16:45 – Welcome and Introduction – Hubert Ruzibiza, CEO, Rwanda Green Fund

    16:45-16:55 – Remarks by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda

    16:55-17:05 – Opening Remarks by the Minister of Environment, Rwanda

    17:05-17:10 – Group Photo

    17:10-17:20 – Presentation on E-mobility in Africa and UN Environment’s Support to Rwanda’s E-mobility Programme – Rob de Jong, Head of the Transport Unit at UN Environment

    17:20-17:30 – Lessons learnt from South Africa’s transition to e-mobility by Hiten Parmar, Director of uYilo e-Mobility Programme

    17:30-17:40 – Presentation of cheques for successful investments from the Fund’s ninth Call for Proposals and announcement of tenth call by Etienne Ntaganda, Chair of the Board, Rwanda Green Fund

    17:40-17:50 – Presentation on e-bikes by Josh Whale, Managing Director, Ampersand

    18:00-18:30 – Exhibit of Rwanda Green Fund investments led by Hubert Ruzibiza, CEO, Rwanda Green Fund

    19:00 – Side Event: Green Drinks Kigali on Green Buildings and Design (at Rwanda Conference and Exhibition Village – Kivu Tent, Camp Kigali)

    Venue: The event be held in AD12 and in the Foyer 1A at KCC.

    Organizing Partners

    – Ministry of Environment
    – Ministry of Infrastructure
    – KfW
    – Private Sector Federation
    – Fund development and investment partners