TAN (Africa) June 2013 Event – Opportunities in Bio-Fuel Markets in Africa

Opportunities in Bio-Fuel Markets in Africa

Program Description

  • Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013; 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Venue: Medallion Communication Limited, 8A Saka Tinubu Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  • RSVP via Eventbrite: Opportunities in Bio-Fuel Markets in Africa
    Brief Summary of the Discussion:
        Overview of Global Bio-Fuel Markets
        Overview of Africa and Nigeria Bio-Fuel Market
        Potentials of Bio-fuel to Energy Mix in Nigeria & Africa
        Bio-fuel Production using 2nd & 3rd Generation Technologies
        Bio-fuel Markets- Job Creation & Economic Opportunities
        Investment landscape -how investors can participate
  • Event Program Outline:
2:00 – 2:30 PM: Registration and Networking (Lite Snack and Drinks)
2:30 – 3:45 PM: Program Presentation – Femi Oye, SMEFUNDS
3:45 – 4:15 PM: Q&A + Open Discussions
4:15 – 5:00 PM: Final Networking
Please RSVP by June 12, 2013
  • Femi Oye’s Bio: Femi Oye, a Renewable Energy Senator, recipient of World Youth Leader’s Award, UNDP/BOI Renewable Energy facility Award winner, African Social Enterprise Award, Conference speaker, IT visionary, Business and Social Entrepreneur. For over 15 years, Femi has committed his strengths and resources toward evolving visionary entrepreneurs ending poverty in Africa through the creation of job opportunities, increasing productivity and providing mentorship.

    Femi is the Co-Founder/CEO of SMEFUNDS, an International NGO fighting to end poverty through the promotion of sustainable enterprise development in Africa. The platform, SMEFUNDS accelerates the flow of finance to SMEs in Africa using social investments and ethical financial intermediation solutions. His goSolarAfrica’ energy and environmental program promotes clean and green energy to support household at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP), combats Climate change, and increases Youth employment in the green sector in Nigeria. The ongoing projects of SMEFUNDS include Green Collar Job Fellowship, Access to Finance and Go Green Nigeria.

    With the organization’s recently launched Carbon Credit Network, he attempt to offer the 1st Carbon trading platform in Africa that seek to place Free Solar Home System on millions of residential apartments with a 10 year locked-in contract which removes the barrier to solar home system adoption while earning million tons in carbon credit through the biofuel ethanol and other green products from the organization. He said, Climate Change Problem is a good business.

    His motivation is to continue to engage enterprise solutions to attempt new approaches; not just to help transform businesses, but ultimately empower individuals to aspire to their inspiration.