DCEO Biswal in Sierra Leone Highlights DFC’s Commitment to Africa’s Energy Infrastructure



WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation’s (DFC) Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) Nisha Biswal traveled to Freetown, Sierra Leone, on June 16, where she reaffirmed DFC’s commitment to energy availability in the country.

In Freetown, DCEO Biswal attended the groundbreaking of the DFC-supported Nant Energy project, formerly known as the Western Area Power Generation Project. DCEO Biswal held a bilateral meeting with Sierra Leonian President Julius Maada Bio and Chief Minister David Moinina Sengeh, where they discussed other potential opportunities to help the country meet its energy goals and explored opportunities to further DFC investments in the country’s private sector. DCEO Biswal also met with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Communication and Deputy Ministers of Energy, Finance, and Agriculture. She also engaged in a roundtable discussion with representatives from Sierra Leone’s private sector about future opportunities to enhance their contributions to the country’s economic growth.


The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, infrastructure, agriculture, and small business and financial services. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.