SIDS Lighthouses Initiative workshop on renewable energy project development and financing in the Indian Ocean Islands

19 – 23 November 2018 |Port Louis, Mauritius


Organized in the framework of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative and co-organized with the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), this regional workshop on renewable energy project development and financing in the Indian Ocean Islands aims to support capacity building efforts by implementing a regional training on project development and financing for local SIDS stakeholders.

The workshop will look at ways to improve conditions to finance and implement renewable energy project in the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and La Réunion. The workshop will mainly be composed of a training based on Project Navigator with additional contribution from other IRENA project facilitation platforms such as Global Atlas and Marketplace. The workshop will facilitate discussions how to overcome implementation obstacles that can be of a policy, regulatory, funding or capacity building nature. The agenda will include sessions promoting partnerships, new technology and recent cost developments, and case studies presented by project owners and developers.

Experts from industry and development partners will present practical applications of island renewable energy projects in SIDS with the aim to identify what the key enablers for the successful replication in the Indian Ocean SIDS and in other regions as well. The workshop will target participants with mix of public and private backgrounds including local project developers, public sector employees, local utility regulators, electric utilities, academia any other relevant project stakeholders who will be trained based on the gaps identified by the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative.