European Microfinance Week 2019

This session examined some of the latest innovations in energy finance via a 'World Café' format, in which, after short initial presentations, the three speakers rotate every 15 minutes around the audience – a format that allows extensive audience interactivity and participation.
Moderated by consultant and former Inclusive Finance Director at MFR Chiara Pescatori, this session presented three fascinating initiatives in this dynamic field: A CGAP partnership with MFI Baobab Senegal and energy PayGo company Baobab Plus; a presentation of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's work on innovative models in financing clean cookstoves; and the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association's new consumer protection code and self-assessment tool for solar PayGo companies.