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Developing Solar PV Mini-grids to IFC Performance Standards: Structure of IFC Performance Standards and Key Impacts of Mini-grids


Dec 3, 2018 12:30 PM London

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Aaron Leopold
CEO @Africa Minigrid Developers Association
Aaron is the CEO of the Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), representing the decentralized utility sector serving rural and remote populations in Africa. Aaron also serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), a global industry association representing the entire rural energy value chain. He previously was a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and for five years was Practical Action’s Global Energy Representative, where he acted as thought leader on energy access, and co-authored their flagship Poor People’s Energy Outlook report.
Laura Lahti
Impact Manager @Camco Clean Energy
Laura has over 10 years’ experience working with climate change mitigation projects and related capacity building initiatives in African countries. She is responsible for managing REPP projects’ environmental and social impacts, as well as monitoring and evaluating climate and sustainable development effects of the projects. Laura has extensive experience in the European Commission’s capacity building initiative on climate measurement, reporting and verification.
Rachel Cochran
Principle ESG Consultant @Ibis Consulting
Rachel Cochran is a Principal ESG Consultant at IBIS Consulting, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. With a career spanning 15 years of E&S project management across Africa, Asia and Europe, Rachel has succeeded in de-risking capital development projects through the delivery of Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) assessments, IFC/EPFI compliant Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) and development of Management Plans. She has assisted clients in meeting their international environmental and social commitments such as the IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles, as well as requirements across many financial institutions.