Join the second LEAP-RE Stakeholder Forum in Kigali in October!

Join the second LEAP-RE Stakeholder Forum in Kigali in October!

Join the second LEAP-RE Stakeholder Forum in Kigali in October!

The second LEAP-RE Stakeholder Forum will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10 to 13 October, 2023.

About the LEAP-RE Stakeholder forum

The LEAP-RE Stakeholder Forum is an event organised to enrich the LEAP-RE Community. It aims to create and expand an international multi-stakeholder community dealing with renewable energy, science-based policymaking, funding and research, innovation, monitoring, evaluation and learning, in Africa and Europe. Its objectives are to identify, design, and implement the services and functions of LEAP-RE and to foster collaboration with similar initiatives.

What is in it for me?

This second edition aims to build, animate, and network the LEAP-RE community and stakeholders by offering an opportunity for knowledge sharing and a space for networking, meetings and exchanges. It will serve as a means for supporting the scientific, innovation, and capacity building activities of the LEAP-RE programme and the 31 projects in the LEAP-RE Portfolio.

The Forum will provide a platform for the participants to:
  • Join a high-level meeting on renewable energy and participate in a Policy Workshop on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy, as well as on the AU/EU Innovation Agenda
  • Participate in the Kick-off event of the 10 new projects joining the LEAP-RE Portfolio
  • Discover the results from the 21 ongoing projects in LEAP-RE, in topic as varied as stand-alone solar, geothermal energy, solar cooking, renewable energy for agriculture, recycling of renewable energy sources components, and more!
  • Co-develop the services of the long-term platform for multilateral AU-EU cooperation through workshops and other activities
  • Join our 2nd LEAP-RE Renewable Energy School (for students and early career researchers) – registrations are now closed for the RESchool.
  • Participate in themed break-out project clustering sessions
  • Attend a site-visit (Anne Heyman ~solar Field)
  • And for LEAP-RE partners, attend the LEAP-RE General Assembly

Agenda & Connection Links

Discover the agenda of the Forum below! This programme is subject to small changes as we finalise each of the sessions. The connection links for online participation are available in the agenda.

Exchange with speakers and participants on the LEAP-RE App

The event will be hybrid and we will be using the LEAP-RE App, our online community platform to enable both onsite and online participants to interact with speakers and with each other throughout the event. Create your account now!


You can book your tickets on our registration platform. Registration for on-site participation is closed. Information to prepare your travel is available in our logistical note.

If you are not able to be in Kigali, but are still interested in the event, we invite you to register as an online attendee!

Partnership with the Afrilabs Annual Gathering

Kigali will host the the AfriLabs Annual Gathering the same week as the LEAP-RE Stakeholder Forum. This flagship event provides a unique opportunity for stakeholders of the African technology and innovation ecosystem to convene, network, learn and share knowledge. It is organized by AfriLabs, a LEAP-RE consortium partner particularly involved in the SETADISMA project.
The 2023 AfriLabs Annual Gathering themed “Accelerating Africa’s Digital Economy; by the Strength of our Community” will hold from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 October 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda and will be co-hosted by AfriLabs Member Hub, 250STARTUPS.
Participants of the LEAP-RE Stakeholder Forum will have the opportunity to join the Afrilabs Annual Gathering on Wednesday 11 October for the morning sessions (this is subject to available places). 

LEAP-RE Open Innovation Ideathon will also be taking place as part of the Afrilabs Annual Gathering. It aims at bringing together creative and innovative young people on the continent to brainstorm solutions to set the continent on a sustainable energy pathway through innovative ideas and solutions to Africa’s energy challenges in the mini grid and renewable energy sectors.

The LEAP-RE consortium gathers 83 African and European partners covering a wide range of sectors: education/research, private sector, policy and funding. Together, they are building a long-term partnership of African and European stakeholders committed to fostering research and innovation for the development of renewable energy.

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