19 - 21 March 2018 / Kigali, Rwanda

Agenda

The event agendas time zone is CAT.

Mon
19 Mar 2018
Opening Session
09:00 – 10:00
Welcome Remarks

Welcome Remarks

  • Ambassador Libérat Mfumukeko, Secretary-General of the East African Community (EAC)
  • Mr. Li Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • Mr. Martin Ledolter, Managing Director, Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
  • Mr. Upendra Tripathi, Director General, International Solar Alliance (ISA)
  • Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Keynote Speech

  • Ms. Rachel Kyte, Special Representative for the UN Secretary-General and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All

Official opening of the Forum

  • Hon Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure Rwanda
Breaks
10:00 – 10:30
Networking break/ Coffee
Plenary session 1: Access to energy
10:30 – 11:30
Focus area I: Electrification
  • Opportunities and challenges for scaling access to electricity in the EAC region
  • Grid extension and densification – Robert Nyamvumba, Ministry of Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy Infrastructure – Mike Gratwicke, Head of Energy Platform, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Rift Valley Energy
  • -Off Grid SHS: Solution provider– Johanna Diecker, Policy Director, Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA)
Plenary session 1: Access to energy
11:30 – 13:00
Focus Area II: Clean fuels & Technologies for cooking
  • Baseline report on Clean Cooking Fuels in East Africa – Harry Stokes, founder and director of Project Gaia
  •  Clean Cooking fuels and technologies in East Africa – Eric Reynolds, Executive Director, Inyenyeri
  •  Market transformation of Clean fuels for cooking – Paul Harris, Expert, UNIDO
  •  LPG as a transition fuel for cooking in East Africa – Elizabeth Muchiri, Global LPG Partnership (GLPGP), Kenya


Breaks
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch

Launch of technology exhibition

Plenary Session 2: Roadmap of a Sustainable Energy future for East Africa
14:00 – 15:00
Focus area I: Harmonised Policies to scale up SE in the EAC region
  • Harmonizing SE policy framework in EAC region – Mr. Yohannes Hailu, UNECA
  • Regional sustainable energy policies: ECOWAS Experience – Mahama Kappiah , Executive Director at ECREEE
  • SEforALL Action Agendas and Investment Prospectuses in East Africa – SEforALL Africa Hub
  • RISE (regulatory indicators for sustainable energy) – Norah Kipwola, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
Plenary Session 2: Roadmap of a Sustainable Energy future for East Africa
15:00 – 16:00
Focus area II: Stakeholder perspectives on SE policies in EAC (Moderated by Mr Yohannes Hailu, UNECA Kigali Office)
  • Kenya experience - Eng Isaac Kiva, Director of Energy and Petroleum Kenya
  • Role of regulators in scaling up sustainable energy in East Africa – Tom Rwahama, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
  • Uganda Case Study: Ndawula Godfrey, Commissioner New and Renewable Sources of Energy Uganda 
  • Clean cooking fuels and technologies in East Africa – Daniel Wanjohi, Global Alliance for Clean Cooking (GACC)
  • Off-Grid Solution Provider's Perspective - Pauline Githugu, Head of External Affairs, M-KOPA SOLAR
Breaks
16:00 – 16:15
Coffee Break
Plenary Session 2: Roadmap of a Sustainable Energy future for East Africa
16:15 – 17:00
High-Level Panel: Partnerships for Sustainable Energy Future for East Africa

Panel of Ministers of Energy, EAC Partner states , and partners – Li Yong, DG UNIDO; Upendra Tripathi, DG ISA; Rachel Kyte , CEO SEforALL; Adnan Amin, DG, IRENA

Matchmaking
17:00 – 19:00
Networking Event
Tue
20 Mar 2018
Plenary session 3: Financing SE projects in the EAC
09:00 – 09:05
Introductory Remarks
Plenary session 3: Financing SE projects in the EAC
09:05 – 10:30
Focus area: Status of financing SE in East Africa
  • Baseline report on financing SE in the EAC - Jaswinder Kaur, UNIDO Expert
  • Overview of SE Portfolio of the East Africa - Helena McLeod, Director, Climate Change and Renewable Energy, KPMG
  • Energizing Finance: Scaling and Refining Finance in Countries with Large Energy Access Gaps - Christine Eibs Singer, Senior Advisor, SEForAll
  • SE Investment Models: Experience sharing and best practices - BBOXX
  • Empowering Investment - George Lénaïc, Team Leader, Delegation of the EU to Rwanda
Breaks
10:30 – 11:00
Networking break/ Coffee
Plenary session 3: Financing SE projects in the EAC
11:00 – 12:30
Panel discussion: Scaling up Investment into RE & EE
  • The role of regional banks in funding and scaling sustainable energy ventures - Eric Naivasha, Equity Group Foundation
  • Innovative financing and Impact investors - Christophe Nuttall, Executive Director, R20
  • SE Financing Agency: Case Study of IREDA - Mr. Popli, MD IREDA
  • Financing the Sustainable Development Goals - Amadou Hott, VP AfDB
  • PFAN: Experience Sharing - Peter Storey, PFAN
  • Incremental financing for Global Environmental Benefits in Energy projects Ming Yang, GEF Secretariat
Plenary session 3: Financing SE projects in the EAC
12:45 – 13:00
Wrap-up session and Closing remarks – summary of key themes
Breaks
13:00 – 14:00
Networking Lunch
Plenary Session 4: Energy and Gender in the EAC region
14:00 – 15:00
Mainstreaming gender in the EAC member states

  • Bringing gender and energy issues to the forefront in East Africa:  Mr. Michael Ahimbisibwe, Executive director of EACREEE
  • Role of women in socio-economic development in the EAC:  Mrs. Generose Minani, EAC Principal Gender and Community Development Officer
  • Experiences from the ECOWAS Programme on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access (ECOW-GEN):  Mrs. Monica Maduekwe, Programme Coordinator, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency ECOW-GEN Programme 
  • Developing a Gender Mainstreaming Programme in the EACDr. Ellen Morris, President Sustainable Energy Solutions and Faculty Columbia University
  • Q & A
Plenary Session 4: Energy and Gender in the EAC region
15:00 – 15:50
Interactive Session on Gender and Energy

Moderator:  Mrs. Lydia Muchiri, Senior Gender and Energy Advisor, Practical Action East Africa

Plenary Session 4: Energy and Gender in the EAC region
15:50 – 17:00
SEForAll People's Centred Accelerator Networking Event
Wed
21 Mar 2018
Plenary Session 5: Sustainable City development in East Africa
09:00 – 09:05
Introductory Remarks (Summary of previous day events)
Plenary Session 5: Sustainable City development in East Africa
09:05 – 10:30
Focus area I: Opportunities and challenges East African Cities
  • Introduction to the GEF Sustainable Cities Program – Mohamed Bakarr, GEF Secretariat
  • Experience Sharing of UNIDO sustainable City Programme Experience Sharing of UNIDO sustainable City Programme - Mr. Datuk Nik Ahmad Faizul Abdul Mallek, National Project Director, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
  • Experience Sharing of UNIDO Sustainable City Programme: India - Mr. K. Narsimhamurthy, Commissioner, Vijaywada
  • EAC sustainable City Baseline report - Ms. Dima Reda, President and Founder of Nataij
Plenary Session 5: Sustainable City development in East Africa
10:45 – 12:30
Focus area II: Modern urban energy challenges and opportunities
  • Strategies to integrate sustainable city planning into a Roadmap of a sustainable energy future for East Africa - Mr. Vincent Kitio, Managing Director, UN Habitat
  • Covenant of Mayors in Sub Saharan Africa - George Lénaïc, Team Leader, Delegation of the EU to Rwanda
  • SEforALL EE Appliances and Equipment Accelerator – Steve Kukoda, Executive Director, International Copper Association
  • Experience sharing of sustainable city initiatives - Yves Sangwa, Executive Secretary of Rwanda Green Building Organization
  • Regional Programme on Energy Efficiency by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - Monica Gullberg, Energy Policy Expert, SIDA
Breaks
12:30 – 13:30
Networking Lunch
Plenary Session 5: Sustainable City development in East Africa
13:30 – 14:30
Panel Discussion: EAC Member states perspective on sustainable city planning

Discussion by the Ministries of Environment and Energy of the EAC member states (Moderated by Mr. Innocent Kabenga, Global Green Growth Institute)

Plenary session 6: Geothermal Energy in East Africa
14:30 – 15:20
Geothermal Energy in East Africa

  • Looking back at the development of the geothermal sector in Africa – Ms. Mayumi Hayashi, Geothermal Energy Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Kenya’s success story : Lessons learned, risks mitigation, creating a favorable investment environment –Mr. George Muia, General Manager Strategy, Research and Innovation, Geothermal Development Company
  • Capacity building needs, joint initiatives by UNEP and ARGeo – Ms. Meseret Zemedkun, Program Manager at the African Rift Geothermal Development Facility
  • Enabling Framework for Geothermal Development - IRENA

 

Breaks
15:20 – 15:40
Networking break/ Coffee
Plenary session 6: Geothermal Energy in East Africa
15:40 – 16:30
Panel Discussion: Looking into the future of geothermal
  • Experience sharing
  • Challenges and opportunities for potential foreign investments in geothermal in EACREEE countries –Hiroshi Suzuki, President of Toyota Tsusho East Africa Limited Toyota Tsusho
  • Adoption of innovative technologies to enhance productivity of geothermal power generation –Naotsugu Ikeda, Executive Officer, General Manager, Overseas Business Department, West JEC
Breaks
16:30 – 16:45
Networking break/coffee
Closing Session
16:45 – 17:15
Regional Sustainable Energy Declaration