Today we are talking about the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low-Income Countries (SREP) funded by the Strategic Climate Fund. the Strategic Climate Fund is one of the two Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The funds are channelled through five multilateral development banks. SREP has been financing the scaled-up deployment of renewable energy solutions aimed at increasing energy access and economic opportunities.
So today, Jimmy Pannet joins us. Jimmy is an energy specialist at the Climate Investment funds. Later, in the show, Paul Ngugi, the Geothermal Development company regional manager, will tell us about geothermal explorations in Kenya and the 1600 MW Menengai Geothermal Project, funded by SREP.
But before we do, just a quick reminder that this episode is part of the financing change in the Africa series. A series that has been made possible by a collaboration between the Climate Investment funds, the African development bank and the Africa climate conversations.