Invitation to energy access workshop on 5th Dec

The Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD) and the United Nations Foundation (UNF) are inviting interested parties to their workshop on Energy Access: Eradicating Global Energy Poverty. The event will be held at the Durban Country Club in Durban (http://www.dcclub.co.za) on the 5th December 2011. Look for the room called Athlone. The programme starts at 9am and is scheduled to finish at 1pm.

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:10

Welcome by UNEP

09:10-09:20

GNESD – global network on energy for sustainable development
Thomas Johansson/John Christensen, GNESD Co-Chair & Head respectively.

09:20-09:40

Energy access status and financing issues

IEA

09:40-10:00

Sustainable Energy Year for All & the UN Secretary General’s Initiative

Reid Detchon, Vice President, Energy and Climate, UN Foundation

10:00-10:20

Coffee Break

10:20-10:40

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Radha Muthiah, Executive Director, GACC, UN Foundation

10:40-11:00

Access in an African Energy Policy Context

Ogunlade Davidson, Minister for Energy and Water, Sierra Leone & Co-chair GNESD

11:00-11:20

Bioenergy for  Energy Access & Rural Development

Suani Coelho & Emmanuel Ackom, Coordinator, CENBIO & GNESD Manager resp.

11:20-12:00

Peri-Urban Energy Development

Akanksha Chaurey, Member GNESD & Director TERI

12:00-12:20

Electrification from Renewables (IRENA+AFREPREN+BARILOCHE)

IRENA

Steve Karekezi, Executive Director, AFREPREN/FWD

Daniel Bouille, Vice President, FB.

12:20-12:40

Discussions