Experts converge to explore opportunities for Mini-grids in Nigeria

ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited – an Assessments and Strategy Firm, in partnership with IHS Towers, is pleased to announce the eighth edition of  Sustainable ConversationsTM (SC VIIITM) scheduled to hold on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Four Points by Sheraton, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos from 9.00 am.

The theme for this edition of Sustainable ConversationsTM, Mini-grids: Bridging the Electricity Gap through Renewables, seeks to address the obvious gaps in developing the renewable energy sector in Nigeria, unravel the obstacles to private sector investments in mini-grids and ultimately address the concerns of the civil society in taking advantage of renewable sources of energy. The conversations around the topic will also highlight the practical ways in which mini-grid power options can become a more affordable alternative for both investors and consumers in terms of regulations, cost and prospective funding. Also to be discussed are the roles of different stakeholders in establishing a firm renewable energy mix for Nigeria.

Addressing the issues at this event will be Bolade Soremekun, CEO, Bas Associate Consulting; Ify Malo, Country Director, Power for All; Dr. Sanusi Ohiare, Executive Director, Rural Electrification Funds, Rural Electrification Agency; Femi Adeyemo, Founder & CEO, Amergy; Ifeanyi Orajaka, Founder/CEO, GVE Projects Limited; and Femi Oye, CEO, Green Energy Biofuel.

Leading the conversations is Mr. Abdulmumini Yakubu, Coordinator, Nigerian Renewable Energy Roundtable (NiRER), who will be setting the tone under the topic; the Current State of the Nigerian Mini-grids Market.

For more information about this event, visit To register for the event, RSVP +234 (0) 907 461 5595 or Attendance is STRICTLY by invitation and subject to confirmation.

About Sustainable ConversationsTM (SCTM)

The Sustainable ConversationsTM (SC VIIITM) is a thought leadership series which brings together C-suite professionals, CEOs, decision makers of regulatory and oversight agencies, business leaders, governments, expert practitioners, professionals in select sectors and the general public, within and beyond Africa to drive the discourse on sustainable development. It aims to advance the debate on areas of sustainability in different sectors through series of editions.




About Thistlepraxis Consulting

ThistlePraxis Consulting is the preferred Management Consultancy firm in advising corporations, government agencies, multilateral and non-governmental organisations on the integration of international principles of social responsibility and sustainability, to be operational and profitable in the long term.

In a summarised focus through a six-point portfolio (Strategy & Performance, Assessment & Audits, Research & Reporting, Public Sector Effectiveness, Advocacy & Thought Leadership and Competence Development), our committed teams and seasoned faculty of experts advocate standards, responsibility and sustainability as key elements for ensuring profitability and tangible impact. +234 (0) 907 461 5595,

About IHS Towers

IHS Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunication infrastructure in the world and leader in EMEA. The company specialises in building towers and managing sites for mobile network operators (MNOs). IHS Towers offers a wide range of services across emerging markets: colocation and lease agreements, new sites, buy-lease-back, managed services and inbuilding solutions. Established in 2001, IHS owns and manages over 23,000 towers across emerging markets in Africa and the Middle East. The organisation remains number one in each of its operating markets.

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