San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In this presentation Arc Finance India Program Manager (and former Solar One Outreach and Education Coordinator) Chris Neidl will discuss India’s rural electrification challenge and how off-grid alternative energy applications – such as solar photovoltaics – are being deployed in increasing numbers to meet the needs of remote, low-income populations.
Together with Sourabh Sharma, CEO of Milaap.org, Chris will provide an on the ground account of Arc Finance’s and Milaap.org’s joint efforts to make renewable energy accessible to and affordable for poor people by facilitating partnerships between microfinance institutions and off-grid energy providers throughout the country.
Three case studies will be reviewed. For the last part of the presentation, Sourabh will lead guests on a tour of the Milaap.org crowd-funding platform which aggregates and channels thousands of small donations globally to organizations that provide low-cost energy loans to low income households and businesses. Presenters: Chris Neidl, India Program Manager, Arc Finance Sourabh Sharma, CEO and Co-Founder, Milaap.org.
The 1.5 hour presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session; refreshments will be served.