19 - 21 March 2018 / Kigali, Rwanda

Agenda

The event agenda's 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. Sakari Oksanen, Deputy 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 James Musoni, Ministry of Infrastructure in the Government of the Republic of 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
  • Advocacy, Collaboration and Partnerships - Dr. Ivan Twagirashema, Energy Private Developers, Rwanda
  • 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

Opportunities and challenges for scaling clean fuels and technologies for cooking in the EAC region

  • 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
  • Innovative smart commerce platform - Ed Agnew, KOKO Networks


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 – Faith Wandera, SEforALL Africa Hub
  • RISE (regulatory indicators for sustainable energy) – Norah Kipwola, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
  • REN21: Experience Sharing - Laura Williamson, REN21, Communication and Outreach Manager
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; Mr. Sakari Oksanen, Deputy DG, IRENA, EnDev

Closing Session
17:15 – 17:45
Regional Sustainable Energy Declaration
Matchmaking
17:40 – 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 - Monica Keza, BBOXX, Managing Director
  • Empowering Investment - Lénaïc Georgelin, 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 - 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 – 15:15
Mainstreaming gender in the EAC member states
  • Setting the stage for gender mainstreaming in the EAC:  Mr. Michael Ahimbisibwe, Executive Director, EACREEE
  • EAC strategies to empower and engage women as leaders in economic, social and political spheres:  Ms. Generose Minani, EAC Principal Gender and Community Development Officer
  • Evolution and experiences of the ECOWAS Programme on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access:  Ms. Monica Maduekwe, Programme Coordinator, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency ECOW-GEN Programme 
  • Energy Access for Refugee Camps – Dr. Samuel Nshuti Rugerinyange, Programme Associate and Sector Lead for Water Sanitation and Hygiene, UNHCR
  • Research and Key Considerations in Designing an EACREEE Gender and Energy ProgrammeDr. Ellen Morris, President Sustainable Energy Solutions and Faculty Columbia University
  • Q & A
Plenary Session 4: Energy and Gender in the EAC region
15:15 – 16:05
Listening to the audience: A participatory session on gender and energy

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

  • Introduction to the session: Objectives and ground rules
  • Part 1:  5-6 groups discussing key questions on gender and energy, the EACREEE proposed gender programme, and the interest in a EAC Gender Mainstreaming Policy for Energy Access
  • Part 2:  Reporting out from groups and interactive discussion to help define and shape EACREEE priorities on gender and energy
  • Part 3:  Concluding thoughts:  Mr. Michael Ahimbisibwe, Executive director of EACREEE 
Plenary Session 4: Energy and Gender in the EAC region
16:15 – 17:15
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 - Lénaïc Georgelin , 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 6: Geothermal Energy in East Africa
13:30 – 14:20
East Africa's Geothermal Energy Revolution

  • 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




     
Breaks
14:20 – 14:40
Networking break/ Coffee
Plenary session 6: Geothermal Energy in East Africa
14:40 – 15:30
East Africa's Geothermal Energy Revolution
  • Enabling Framework for Geothermal Development - Mr. Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director General, IRENA
  • Adoption of innovative technologies to enhance productivity of geothermal power generation –Naotsugu Ikeda, Executive Officer, General Manager, Overseas Business Department, West JEC