Project's aim

Building on the 2017 event, “Financing Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia”, Nexus aims to organise an even more valuable knowledge exchange and further support capacity building among sustainable and renewable energy entrepreneurs.

Location

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Partners involved

Nexus for Development

Exchange: Demand-Side Solutions to Financing Sustainable Energy in Southeast Asia

This exchange activity built on the 2017 event, “Financing Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia”, which was implemented in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Nexus for Development and supported by Wisions. The event was welcomed by entrepreneurs and financiers in the region, providing the opportunity for entrepreneurs to exchange and access targeted information, make new connections and engage in networking activities that provided real business opportunities.

Building on the success, experience and feedback from last year’s event, Nexus  organised an even more valuable knowledge exchange and further support capacity building among sustainable and renewable energy entrepreneurs in Asia in general, and Southeast Asia in particular.

A two-day workshop on "Leveraging Innovative Finance Together" to accelerate clean energy and water solutions entrepreneurship in Myanmar and across Asia took place in Yangon, Myanmar from 26 - 27 February 2019.

This workshop brought together almost 100 practitioners (energy entrepreneurs, financial experts and finance providers) from across Asia and Southeast Asia to:

  • Facilitate dialogue and best practice exchange between entrepreneurs;
  • Share updates on the mapping of financing schemes and build the financial capacity of participants;
  • Facilitate coaching meetings between entrepreneurs and financiers; and
  • Develop ‘model training’ materials and a training roadmap to ensure follow-up online training sessions after the event.

Ultimately, the objective was to achieve enhanced dissemination of event outcomes and the mapping exercise through more intense stakeholder outreach and the development of an online database containing all the mapping information.

The Finance Solutions Map is now available online. It provides an overview of 100+ financial schemes dedicated to clean energy, water, and sanitation entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia and presents publicly available information on a range of finance solutions.