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June 20th 2013:Light, Power, Business!

Power and Electricity supply has been identified by many experts as one of the key areas that must be addressed to foster African development. The lingering shortage of power generated and distributed has adverse effects on the business climate in the region. This episode will review the state of power/electricity generation and distribution in many sub-Saharan countries. We will also review recent developments in the energy sector in many countries and the impact of such developments on the business climate. Furthermore, we will identify potential investment opportunities and future plans to

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Abiodun Aina

Abiodun Aina Abiodun is an Investment Officer with IFC's Infrastructure Africa team based in Washington DC. IFC's Africa Special Initiative focuses on identifying, promoting and investing in Public Private Partnership opportunities in African Infrastructure projects. Prior to joining IFC, Abiodun spent 6 years in the Energy Financial Services arm of GE Capital, where he worked on equity and debt investments in various energy-industry projects in North America
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Rolake Akinkugbe

Rolake Akinkugbe Rolake is the Head of Energy, Oil and Gas research with Ecobank London. She manages Ecobank’s research and analytical output across the energy value-chain covering a wide range of energy products, and across a portfolio of countries, from Nigeria to Tanzania, advising both internal and external clients on the industry. An increasing focus of her work has been using research as a tool to help originate new market-entry opportunities for investors, and devising new investment strategies in the natural resources sector.
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Sameer Hajee

Sameer Hajee is the co-founder/CEO of Nuru Energy, recipient of the 2012 World Economic Forum/Schwab Foundation African Social Enterprise of the Year. Nuru ENERGY was seed-funded by the World Bank in 2008 and financed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund.
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