Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy Mombasa
20 - 25 October 2013 in Mombasa, Kenya
Financing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Given the importance of the financial industry in shaping the world’s response to climate change and the rapidly increasing global demand for new energy solutions, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management developed its course on Sustainable Energy Finance (SEF). For the past three consecutive years, the SEF Summer Academy has been appropriately offered in Germany's financial hub, Frankfurt am Main. In 2012 the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre) also offered a Summer Academy programme tailored to African needs in Nairobi, Kenya.
In 2013, the Centre is once again pleased to present another SEF Summer Academy, this time in Mombasa, Kenya to address the rising demand for innovative financing for climate friendly solutions in Africa.
One of the Centre’s primary goals is equipping developing and emerging economies with the necessary skills to gain access to clean energy. To help achieve this goal, our Summer Academy programme supplies international decision makers, project developers and investors with technical and financial know-how through practical and theoretical coursework that includes core courses on policy and sources of financing, technical courses in project finance and project design, as well as real-life, on-the-ground case studies. Our training philosophy is in tune with the current research findings on optimal methods for adult-learning whereby participants are treated as the primary source of expertise through active participation. Because of this, we will also facilitate an interactive session in which participants will engage each other on the differing perspectives and challenges in financing sustainable energy as well as a panel discussion. To facilitate a more tangible experience, field trips are planned that will compliment the classroom curriculum.
Target Group The Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy has a clear finance focus and is suitable for both public and private sector practitioners, including entrepreneurs, project developers, private investors, initiator/fund houses, international development finance consultants and managers, plant operators and manufacturers, engineers and advisory professionals (e.g. law firms, business and tax consultants). Other interested parties, such as academics in relevant fields, are of course welcome to apply to the programme.