The Renewable Energy Conference 2021 (REC21) marked a historic milestone as Uganda’s first-ever Renewable Energy Conference. Hosted under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the conference focused on discussions related to the acceleration of renewable energy deployment. Eng. Irene P. Bateebe emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts in addressing barriers to quick renewable energy delivery. The conference reiterated the government’s commitment to double the shares of renewables in the energy mix, as laid out in various national policy documents such as the renewable energy policy 2007 and NDP3. The event underscored the need for tailored financing solutions, urging support to uplift renewable energy businesses in Uganda, enabling them to compete globally.