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Webinar: U.S. Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) Initiative


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Event Date and Time: 
10/02/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

U.S. Trade and Development Agency will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 12:00 PM Eastern to inform participants of the soon to be launched ACEF Initiative. ACEF is an innovative, collaborative financing mechanism aligning U.S. government resources in new ways to catalyze significant private sector investment primarily focused on African clean energy infrastructure.

The three main partners under the program are the U.S. Department of State, USTDA, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Under the program USTDA will leverage its project planning expertise to support activities both eligible for and currently in OPIC's pipeline for private-sector transactions. Leading the webinar on Wednesday will be Paul Marin- Regional Director for sub-Saharan Africa at USTDA and Scott Scheide- Program Director for ACEF at OPIC.

To register for the webinar and for more information on how to join, please email ACEFWebinar@ustda.gov.

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