Access to sustainable energy to reduce inequalities: New partnership models

Innovating public-private partnerships to achieve large-scale and long-term solutions

Partnerships are a key driver to attain the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. But they are not a silver bullet to fill investment gaps. Mutual interests and synergies must be carefully identified for businesses and governments to join forces. New operating and financing models must be developed to deliver concrete results. Participants will discuss new partnership models to provide access to sustainable energy at scale in developing countries, with a focus on Africa.

  • How to optimise processes for corporates and development organizations to work effectively together?
  •  How to move away from a piecemeal aid-based approach to full-scale public-private cooperation in the energy sector?
  • How to involve local players in a structural way, embedding transferrable skills in projects?

Organised by


Sonja van Renssen
Sanoussi Bilal
Head of Trade, Investment and Finance
European Centre for Development Policy Management
Alberto Piatti
Executive Vice President, Head of Sustainability
Eni S.p.A.
Jason Zhengrong Lu
Head of Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF)
World Bank
Megan Richards
Director - Energy Policy
European Commission DG ENERGY
Stefano Signore
Head of unit
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development