Solar panels

Achieving economies of scale in the Nigerian solar value chain

16:00 CET
19 Feb 2021
17:30 CET
19 Feb 2021

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), with support from All On, has been seeking to create a sustainable framework for the solar systems industry in Nigeria through increased electrification and localization of the upstream value chain.

This webinar presents SEforALL’s key findings to showcase the Nigerian market opportunity to international stakeholders by demonstrating that focused implementation of key enablers in existing policies, access to data, low-cost finance, and capital investments provide the best pathway to local value creation and electricity access.

In addition, SEforALL presents results from the data platform used to identify and locate target households for the Solar Power Naija programme. The webinar will also convene global and regional leaders who will discuss how they can support to achieve the localization of solar value chains in Nigeria.


16:00-16:05   Welcome, introductions, and review of agenda and goals/objectives  
Hadley Taylor, Programme Manager Policy and Regulations, SEforALL

16:05-16:15  Opening remarks 
Ahmad Salihijo, Managing Director, Rural Electrification Agency (REA) 
Wiebe Boer, Chief Executive Officer, All On 

16:15-16:20   SEforALL's role supporting the Solar Power Naija Project and Achieving Economies of Scale in the Solar Value Chain 
Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy 

16:20-16:40   Presentation of project and key findings 
Hadley Taylor, Programme Manager and Adesunloye Adekanye, Africa Energy Consultant, SEforALL 

16:40-17:10   Panel discussion – Localizing value chains while accelerating deployments; discussing the dual objectives of the Solar Power Naija Project 
Moderator: Frank Aigbogun, Chief Executive Officer, BusinessDay Media 

  • Suleiman Babamanu, Project Lead, Rural Electrification Agency 
  • Grace Cramer, Manufacturing Advisor Nigeria, Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office 
  • Muhammed Wakil, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
  • Chuks Umezulora, Chief Operating Officer, Auxano 
  • Yewande Olagbende, Chief Executive Officer, Solad  
  • Shagun Jain, Commercial Director, Rural Spark 

17:10-17:25  Q & A moderated by Frank Aigbogun, Chief Executive Officer, BusinessDay Media
17:25-17:30  Closing by Hadley Taylor, Programme Manager, SEforALL