REIPPPP Learning Event: Inspired Leadership for Community Impact

Thu Oct 26, 08:30 - Thu Oct 26, 17:00

UCT Graduate School of Business, Breakwater Campus (Conference Centre)


REIPPPP Learning Event: Inspired Leadership for Community Impact

This event promises a dynamic day filled with opportunities to enhance your leadership skills and strengthen networks of support for greater community impact.

In the morning session, you will engage with thought leaders in various fields, gaining fresh perspectives and practical knowledge to apply in your work. In the afternoon session, we will shift our focus to the broader ecosystem in which we operate. Through a creative mapping process, attendees will collaborate to gain a deeper understanding of our current landscape. This exercise will help us identify strategic points of leverage for deepened community impact.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to enhance your leadership capabilities and contribute to positive change in your community. Join us at the REIPPPP Learning Event and be part of an inspiring journey toward effective leadership for deepened community impact. 

Programme Highlights

  • Community trusts and strategic investment: building community leadership for deepened impact
  • The role of leadership in a wounded context: understanding trauma-informed leadership and why it is critical to deepened community impact
  • Mapping the wider ecosystem: identifying points of leverage for change and impact
  • Bold leadership for deepened community impact: unpacking what bold leadership means for these times 

Keynote Speakers

  • Sinazo Nkwelo, Innovation Director, DG Murray Trust
  • Celiwe Mabaso, Senior Social Performance Manager, BTE Renewables
  • Nomfundo Mogapi, Director, Centre for Mental Wellness and Leadership
  • Shalanda Baker, Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, and Secretarial Advisor on Equity, U.S Department of Energy
  • Dzunani Makgopa, Head of Finance and Acting Head of Economic Development, IPP Office


INSPIRE is a newly established non-profit organisation, which aims to advance social development in renewable energy through building skills and capacity, and developing practices, systems and relationships which support a transformational and just energy transition. INSPIRE’s key ambitions are to:

  • Cultivate leadership for a people-centered transition.
  • Enhance capacity within the renewable energy ecosystem to maximise economic development and transformation potential.
  • Professionalize the field of social performance in renewable energy.
  • Promote best practices in community engagement and development.
  • Deepen the community development impact of South Africa's renewable energy procurement program.

INSPIRE acknowledges/recognises the often overlooked and undocumented wealth of learnings and experience of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) in clean energy policy and socio-economic implementation.

INSPIRE is practitioner-led and boasts a strong network of peers and organisations involved in utility-scale renewable energy across South Africa and the continent, including community shareholding trusts. INSPIRE welcomes all role players of the REIPPPP ecosystem to join us as we share, learn and collaborate towards deepened community impact. 


REIPPPP Learning Event: Inspired Leadership for Community Impact
UCT Graduate School of Business, Breakwater Campus (Conference Centre)
1 Lower Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
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