13 Mar 2019 - 14 Mar 2019 / Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Agenda

The event agenda's time zone is GMT.

Wed
13 Mar 2019
08:00 – 09:00
Registration & Coffee
09:00 – 09:20
Welcome Remarks
  • Vivian Vendeirinho, President, ARE
    Conference
    09:20 – 09:40
    Keynote Speeches
    • Felice Zaccheo, Head of Unit Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, DG International Cooperation and Development - European Commission
    Conference
    09:40 – 10:40
    International funding initiatives to support the off-grid renewable energy sector

    Objective: To provide participants with an insight into existing and upcoming international high-level initiatives to advance the market for off-grid renewable energies.

    Speakers:

    • Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director, ECREEE
    • Representative, ElectriFI
    • Pierre-Daniel Telep, Senior Specialist Renewable Energy, Green Climate Fund
    Conference
    10:40 – 11:10
    Coffee Break & Exhibition
    11:10 – 12:30
    Updates on regulatory frameworks for off-grid renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Objective: To provide an insight into success stories for the newest regulations for off-grid renewable energy in selected Sub-Saharan African countries, followed by a moderated exchange with private sector panelists and the audience.

    Moderator:

    • Guilherme Collares Pereira, Vice-President, ARE & A2E - Access to Energy International Relations Director, EDP Renováveis S.A.

    Presenters:

    • Sanusi Mohammed Ohiare, Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund (REF), Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria
    • Shegun Bakari, Senior Advisor to the President, Togo

    Panellists:

    • Hary Andriantavy, Sécretaire Executif, Association Africaine pour l’Electrification Rurale (CLUB-ER)
    Conference
    12:30 – 14:00
    Lunch Break & Exhibition
    14:00 – 15:00
    B2B Meetings
    Matchmaking
    14:00 – 15:15
    Impact investments to finance the off-grid renewable energy project pipeline in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Objective: To showcase financial support instruments for off-grid renewables by leading DFIs, followed by a moderated exchange with private sector panelists and the audience.

    Moderator:

    • Aaron Leopold, Vice-President, ARE & CEO, African Minigrid Developers Association 

    Speakers:

    • Joao Sarmento Cunha, Manager, Energy Initiatives and Partnerships Division, AfDB 
    • Siré Abdoul Diallo, Private Sector Support Facility Coordinator, ROGEP
    • Wim Jonker Klunne, Lead Coordinator, EEP Africa
    Conference
    14:00 – 15:15
    Up to 2 sponsored side events (see Sponsor Pack for prices)
    Sponsor Session
    15:15 – 15:45
    Coffee Break & Exhibition
    15:45 – 16:45
    B2B Meetings
    Matchmaking
    15:45 – 17:00
    Up to 2 sponsored side events (see Sponsor Pack for prices)
    Sponsor Session
    15:45 – 17:00
    Win-Win Partnerships - Building local capacity for off-grid renewable energy project deployment

    Objective: To inform participants about ongoing initiatives to build local capacity and labor forces to deploy off-grid solutions, as well as to inform about how local win-win partnerships between NGOs and private sector developers.

    Moderator:

    • Rebecca Symington, Board Member, ARE & Executive Director, Mlinda Charitable Trust (confirmed)

    Speakers:

    • Ute Collier, Global Energy Representative, Practical Action
    • Astria Fataki, Founder & President, Energy Generation
    Conference
    17:00 – 17:05
    Closing Remarks
    Conference
    18:00 – 20:00
    Networking Reception & ARE Awards 2019
    • Guilherme Collares Pereira, Vice-President, ARE & A2E - Access to Energy International Relations Director, EDP Renováveis S.A.
    Thu
    14 Mar 2019
    08:10 – 09:10
    Registration & Coffee
    09:10 – 09:15
    Welcome Remarks
    Conference
    09:15 – 10:15
    Business models for clean energy mini-grids: creating nexi between off-grid renewable energy and productive uses of energy

    Objective: To inform participants about existing business models for mini-grids, to present case studies of productive uses mini-grids, such as agriculture, as well as to share key lessons learnt.

    Moderator:

    • Daniel Schroth, Advisor to the Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, AfDB & Chair, Mini-Grid Partnership
    Conference
    10:15 – 11:00
    Pitching session I: Innovative solutions to scale clean energy mini-grids in emerging markets

    Objective: To showcase technical and digital innovations and solutions that can help scale clean energy mini-grids in emerging markets.

    Pitching
    10:15 – 11:30
    Up to 2 sponsored side events (see Sponsor Pack for prices)
    Sponsor Session
    11:00 – 11:30
    Coffee Break & Exhibition
    11:30 – 12:15
    Pitching Session II: Financing solutions to scale clean energy mini-grids in emerging markets

    Objective: To showcase different funds, financial platforms & impact financing initiatives that can help scale clean energy mini-grids in emerging markets.


    Moderator:

    Prosper Magali, Director of Project & Business Development, ENSOL

    Speakers:

    Eitan Hochster, Vice-President of Business Development, Odyssey Energy Solutions
    Pitching
    11:30 – 12:45
    Up to 2 sponsored side events (see Sponsor Pack for prices)
    Sponsor Session
    12:15 – 13:45
    Lunch Break & Exhibition
    13:45 – 13:50
    Introduction to B2B Matchmaking
    Matchmaking
    13:50 – 15:30
    B2B Meetings
    Matchmaking
    13:50 – 15:30
    Up to 2 sponsored side events (see Sponsor Pack for prices)
    Sponsor Session
    15:30 – 16:00
    Coffee Break & Exhibition
    16:00 – 17:40
    B2B Meetings
    Matchmaking
    16:00 – 17:40
    Up to 2 sponsored side events (see Sponsor Pack for prices)
    Sponsor Session
    17:40 – 17:45
    Closing Remarks
    The event agenda's time zone is GMT.