Sub-Saharan Africa

July 13, 2017 - July 14, 2017

Regional Contract Negotiation Workshop

CLDP will hold a workshop in West Africa for a gathering of representatives from the governments of Benin, Burkina-Faso, Guinea and Niger. The workshop will feature an in-depth explanation of power purchase agreements (PPAs) using the Understanding Series handbooks (Understanding Power Purchase Agreements and Understanding Power Project Financing) and presentations by commercial banks, law firms and multilateral partners.

April 5, 2017 - April 6, 2017

Kenya: Private Investment and Power Projects

As part of CLDP's ongoing support for Power Africa, CLDP held a workshop on private investment in power generation projects in Nairobi, Kenya on April 5th and 6th. The workshop was implemented in partnership with Power Africa's project finance expert and the Africa Development Bank and will include participation from the Kenyon government, generators, utilities and the power sector regulator.

February 22, 2016 - February 26, 2016

Understanding Power Project Financing

As part of the "Understanding Series" of reference handbooks published by Power Africa, in February 2016, CLDP (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility) brought together a group of world-class legal, policy and financial experts to draft a guide on power project financing. The new handbook, Understanding Power Project Financing, is the culmination of months of consultations with public and private sector stakeholders from Africa, the United States and Europe. The handbook is intended to provide decision-makers with an overview of the structuring of private investment and financing for power projects and insight into the important supporting role that governments play.

December 15, 2015 - December 18, 2015

CLDP supports Ukraine delegation to the 10th Ministerial Conference in Kenya

CLDP supported the Ukraine delegation to the 10th Ministerial Conference of the WTO.

November 12, 2015 - November 13, 2015

Kenya: PPA Guidebook Launch and Workshop

In the past year, CLDP brought together African governments, international finance institutions, leading law firms and extant and potential power project developers to draft the Understanding Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) handbook. The intent of the handbook was to capture input from African and international stakeholders and identify what makes for a bankable PPA.  Over ten thousand copies of the handbook have been distributed and launch events have been held in the US, South Africa, Nigeria and Tanzania.

November 10, 2015 - November 11, 2015

CLDP to Host Workshop on The Credit Support Question: Challenges and Solutions to the Financing of Power Projects in Africa

CLDP has been tasked, as part of Power Africa, to improve the legal and regulatory environment for developing and maintaining power projects in the African market.  On November 10-11, 2015, CLDP will host a 2-day Workshop on The Credit Support Question: Challenges and Solutions to the Financing of Power Projects in Africa. The workshop is sponsored by the Power Africa initiative and will bring together government representatives from a dozen African nations (Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda) to share their experience with power project financing alongside international experts and U.S. government representatives.

July 29, 2015 - September 25, 2015

East Africa: PPA Handbook Launch and Workshop

CLDP held programs to launch the handbook - Understanding Power Purchase Agreements on July 29-30, 2015 in Dar es Salaam, on August 10-11, 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria, and on September 23-25, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. The handbook which was drafted in early November 2014 (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility); is intended to provide an overview of PPAs and the obligations, risks and remedies that are found within them.