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.
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.
To leverage successful technologies and best practices from the region through (1) peer-to-peer exchanges and (2) a capitalisation conference. The conference will bring together all the supply chain stakeholders, including rice husk producers, garment factory owners and international brands who can play a role in adapting their purchasing specifications according to environmental considerations.
This knowledge exchange activity aims to explore and share successful financial models, identifying the specific factors that make different models relevant and replicable in their context.