Government and Policy Session: Wednesday 28th October, 11:00 – 12:30: Conference Room – Dubai C

The Role of Governments and Donors in Facilitating Access to Capital


The session seeks to encourage governments and aid agencies to do more to unlock local investment and to provide an overview of lessons learnt and best practices. The format is a panel discussion.

Panel Members

  • Raihan Elahi, World Bank
  • Ato Eyob Ayana, Development Bank of Ethiopia
  • Richard Gomes, Shell Foundation
  • Emmanuel Beau, Energy Access Venture Fund
  • Maria Hilda Rivera, Power Africa
  • Georgios Pantoulis, European Commission