About Us

African Solar Development Council (AFSODECO) is a member led solar energy association in Africa, committed to the growth of the solar industry in the region. The council provides an inclusive platform bringing together leading local and international organisations participating in the solar sector development activities. Our primary objective is to provide appropriate support to the growth of the sector through provision of energy information and knowledge, support technology and innovation, market development, policy and regulatory framework development, finance and investments mechanisms to deliver energy for all and business opportunities for solar power in Africa.

The council is established to strengthen the solar industry and facilitate business opportunities in Africa for its members and partners. We achieve this mission by offering advice and input to better policy and regulatory issues, better business models, and institutional interventions to support government’s initiatives and promote private sector participation in scaling up solar energy opportunities in Africa. We bring together private sector companies, government representatives, and other stakeholders to share knowledge, develop partnerships, discuss new solar power proposals and incentive mechanisms and organize major conferences on solar energy in Africa.

Our membership spans across the solar energy companies and the sector, including developers, manufacturers, regulators, grid operators, energy providers and providers of smart grid technologies, financing institutions, corporate end-users, project developers, investors, installers, professional service providers, educators, and other relevant energy groups.

To be the leading partner and premier voice of the solar industry in Africa

We support, expand energy access program and open new markets and development using solar power by advancing solar-friendly policies, sharing best practices, providing international insights, and working with local and global partners in key areas of market development and financial innovation.

a) Diversity
b) Integrity
c) Partnership
d) Equality
e) Inclusivity
f) Excellence

In keeping with these values, the centre supports and facilitates access to energy opportunities and contributions by developing member’s professional skills, promoting best practice, strategic networking, connections, technical consultations and partnerships along the whole photovoltaic value chain. And we work towards reducing energy poverty in many African countries to improve livelihoods and accelerate economic growth.

  • Centre Coordinator
  • Business and Market Development Manager
  • Membership and Events Manager
  • Policy and Advocacy Manager
  • Office Assistant

The Governing Council

African Solar Development Council (AFSODECO) is committed to a culture of strong corporate governance. The Bylaws fully define the corporate governance structure of the centre, summarized as follows:

Members:  African Solar Development Council (AFSODECO) is made up of representatives from all facets of Solar’s energy sector – Our membership spans across the solar energy companies and the sector, including developers, engineering firms’ manufacturers, regulators, grid operators, energy providers and providers of smart grid technologies, financing institutions, corporate end-users, project developers, investors, installers, professional service providers, educators, and other relevant energy groups.

Board of Directors:  The Board is responsible for governing and managing the affairs of the centre. The Directors are elected from the membership for a three year term. The Board includes representatives from solar energy sectoral companies to broaden the perspectives of the Board as well as members with significant positions with the centre to maximize the communications between the centre and the membership. The guiding principle of the centre is for Directors to be active participants in the affairs of AFSODECO.

Executive Committee:  Manages the affairs of the Centre between Board Meetings, and provides an opportunity for Members to become more engaged in the Centre.

The Secretariat:  The Headquarters Secretariat provide the day-to-day management of the Centre.

Permanent/Standing Committees:  There are a number of Committees that, with the strong engagement of its Members, allow the centre to achieve its objectives through a wide range of noted activities.

BOARD of DIRECTORS

Executive Committee

CHAIR
James Waff
Director
Africa Energy Policy and Research Council

CHAIR | Communications Committee
Mary Anderson
President & CEO
Solar point Group Ltd

CHAIR | Policy Committee
Kofi Cham
Director
Atlas Energy group

CHAIR | Membership Committee
Omar Driye
President & CEO
Alwway Solar Group

CHAIR | Program Committee
Richard James
President
Highway Contractors Group

TREASURER
James Njuguna
Partner, Africa Energy Leadership
KPMG

James Juma Campbell
President
Energy Goal Advisory