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8 May 9 May 10 May 11 May

8 May 2012

afternoon

Early accreditation with the South African State Security Agency (SSA)
Third Floor

7.00 pm

Informal Welcome Reception
Third Floor

9 May 2012

8.30 am

Registration
Third Floor

9.00 am

Welcome and Official Opening
VOC Centre

  • H.E. Elizabeth Dipuo Peters
    Minister of Energy, Republic of South Africa
  • H.E. Dr Elham M.A. Ibrahim
    Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC)
  • H.E. Salvador Namburete
    Minister of Energy, Republic of Mozambique Chairperson of CEMA Bureau
  • H.E. Horst Freitag
    Ambassador to South Africa of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Mr Jean Paul Joulia
    Head of Unit, Energy, DG Development Cooperation, European Commission (EC)

9.45 am

Three Stakeholder Groups – Two Continents – One Joint Responsibility
VOC Centre

Introduction to the 2020 Political Targets on Energy Access, Energy Security and Renewable Energy and the AEEP Forum

10.00 am

Coffee

10.30 am

Technology and Innovation – Solutions for Renewable Energy and Energy Access
VOC Centre

Research Keynote

10.50 am

Facing the Future – An Energising Partnership with Private Sector, Civil Society and Research
VOC Centre

Panel Discussion with the Partnership’s Co-Chairs, African and European Ministers, business leaders, academia and civil society

Moderator:

  • Mr Daniel Makorera

Panellists:

  • H.E. Elizabeth Dipuo Peters
    Minister of Energy, Republic of South Africa
  • H.E. Dr Elham M.A. Ibrahim
    Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC)
  • H.E. Salvador Namburete
    Minister of Energy, Republic of Mozambique Chairperson of CEMA Bureau
  • H.E. Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei (tbc)
    Minister of Energy, Ghana
  • Mr Jean Paul Joulia
    Head of Unit, Energy, DG Development Cooperation, European Commission (EC)
  • Mr Kennedy Bungane
    Chief Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank of South Africa
  • Prof Ogunlade R. Davidson
    Dean of Post-Graduate Studies at University of Sierra Leone

12.00 am

Lunch

1.30 pm

Interactive Parallel Sessions

Session 1: Renewable Energy

How to Catalyze Investment in Meso-Scale Renewable Energy Projects in Africa?
Constantia Room

The session will discuss the enabling policy and regulatory environment required for increased invest-ment in renewable energy and the need to better inform foreign investors and for stronger links between African and EU private sectors. It focuses on the premise to bring ‘good ideas’ to bankable projects.

Moderator:

  • Mr Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo
    Director Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Ghana

Panellists:

  • Mr Franz Marré
    Head of Energy Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany – AEEP Co-Chair
  • Mr Hussein El-hag
    Executive Director, African Energy Commission (AFREC)
  • Mr Joao Duarte Cunha
    Senior Investment Officer, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Mr Marc Hankins
    Director, African Solar Designs, Kenya
  • Mr Martin Lugmayr
    Assistant Executive Director, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
  • Mr Yaw Afrane-Okese
    Regional Director Energy and Environment Partnerships, Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • Mr Teodoro Sánchez
    Energy Technology Advisor, Practical Action

Session 2: Energy Access

The AEEP and the UN Sustainable Energy for All Initiative: What Role for Private Sector, Research and Civil Society in Energy Access?
VOC Centre

The 2020 AEEP Targets on energy access and renewable energy are concrete and ambitious. They constitute the joint Africa-EU contribution to reaching the goal of universal energy access by 2030 set out by the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative. The session discusses the crucial parts that will complete the puzzle: increased private investment, technology and innovation and enabling policy environments.

Moderator:

  • Mr Nathaniel Mjema

Panellists:

  • Dr Steven Lennon
    Divisional Executive-Corporate Services, ESKOM, South Africa
  • Mr Jean-Paul Joulia
    Head of Unit Energy, Directorate EG Development and Cooperation, European Commission (EC)
  • Mr Alois Mhlanga
    Industrial Development Officer, RRE Unit/ECC Branch, UNIDO
  • Mr Simon Rolland
    Secretary General, Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
  • Mr Ishmael Edjekumhene
    Director of KITE, Ghana

Session 3: Energy Security

Large-Scale Energy Infrastructure Development in Africa
Stellenbosch Room

The session will discuss the current status, opportunities and barriers of large energy infrastructure development in Africa and the related programme PIDA. It will establish links between the AEEP Targets and the PIDA Outlook for 2020 and 2040. Lessons learnt from emerging countries will be presented.

Moderator:

  • Mr Daniel Makorera

Panellists:

  • Mr Philippe Niyongabo
    Director Energy Division, African Union Commission (AUC) – AEEP Co-Chair
  • Mr Wolfgang Moser
    Head of Unit Development Cooperation, Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs of Austria – AEEP Co-Chair
  • Mr Jacques Moulot
    Chief Energy Specialist, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Mr Nabil Saimi
    Director for International Cooperation, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy
  • Mr Augusto de Sousa Fernando (tbc)
    Board Member for Generation, Transmission and Market Operator, Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM)
  • Mr Ernesto Alvarez Martínez
    Sales and Marketing Manager, Grupo TSK, Spain

4:00 pm

Coffee break

4:30 pm

Energy as a Catalyst for Africa’s Development – AEEP and its Contribution to Sustainable Energy for All
VOC Centre

Special Rapporteur:

5:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Outlook on the AEEP Forum’s Future

  • Mr Aboubakari Baba-Moussa
    Director for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC) – AEEP Co-Chair

7:00 pm

Gala Dinner
departure from Hotel Southern Sun Cape Sun

Upon invitation by H.E. Dipuo Peters, Minister of Energy, Republic of South Africa
Pigalle Restaurant, Cape Town

10 May 2012

8.15 am

Breakfast Session
Stellenbosch Room

Data Collection and Monitoring the AEEP Targets

AEEP Co-Chairs and AEEP Secretariat launch report on “Monitoring Progress in the Africa-EU Energy Partnership”

  • Mr Bernard Barandareka
    Advisor Department for Infrastructure and Energy – African Union Commission
  • Mr Franz Marré
    Head of Energy Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Mr Wolfgang Moser
    Head of Unit Development Cooperation, Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs of Austria
  • Mr Jean Paul Joulia
    Head of Unit, Energy, DG Development Cooperation, European Commission (EC)

9.30 am

Making it Happen – Bringing the African and European Private Sectors Together on Renewable Energy
VOC Centre

Renewable Energy Business Roundtable

Moderator:

  • Mr Daniel Makorera

Panellists:

  • Ms Nolitha Fakude
    Executive Director, Sasol Limited, South Africa
  • Ms Erica Johnson
    Group Executive for Enterprise Development, ESKOM, South Africa
  • Mr Gregory Tayi
    Director General, REPRO Limited, Rwanda
  • Mr Lawrence Jones
    Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Policy and Industry Relations, Alstom Grid Inc.
  • Mr Boldewijn Sloet
    Managing Director of Smart Solar, Kenya
    In-country Distribution Manager for Barefoot Power, Uganda
  • Mr Michael Süß (tbc)
    Managing Board and CEO Energy Sector, Siemens AG, Germany
  • Mr Carlo von Wageningen
    Chairman, Lake Turkana Windpower

11.00 pm

Coffee break

11.15 am

Interactive Parallel Sessions

Session 4: Renewable Energy

The Green Economy and Job Creation: Training, Capacity Building and Applied Research
Constantia Room

The session will present and discuss job prospects in Africa and the EU in renewable energy, skill needs for renewable energy and R&D and vocational training.

Moderator:

  • Mr Mike Enskat
    Senior Programme Manager, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany

Panellists:

  • Ms Ulrike Lehr
    Senior Researcher, Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS), Germany
    Download presentation (PDF, 357 kB)
  • Mr Johan van den Berg
    CEO, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)
  • Mr Pierre Dembele
    Coordinator of the Energy Policy and Climate Change Programme, Mali-Folkecenter
  • Prof Izael Da Silva
    Deputy Vice Chancellor, Strathmore University Kenya
  • Ms Aicha Adamou
    L’Union des Professionnels des Energies Renouvelables (UPER), Algeria
  • Mr Mamadou Saliou Sow
    Managing Director, Sustainable Power Electric Company (SPEC Solar), Sénégal

Session 5: Energy Access

Decentralised Systems for Energy Access
Stellenbosch Room

The session’s speakers will present on catalyzing markets for modern lighting, off-grid and island grid solutions and different rural electrification approaches. The focus will be on the practitioners’ and entrepreneurs’ point of view.

Moderator:

  • Mr Simon Rolland
    Secretary General, Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

Panellists:

  • Mr Nico Peterschmidt
    Managing Director, Integrated Energy Supply Systems, Inensus GmbH, Germany
  • Dr Pepukaye Bardouille
    Senior Energy Specialist, Sustainable Business Advisory, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Prof Ahmed Hamza Ali
    Professor and Chair of Department of Energy Resources and Environmental Engineering, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST)
  • Mr Wilhelm Karanitsch
    Managing Director, Andritz Hydro, South Africa
  • Mr Joseph Nganga
    CEO, Renewable Energy Ventures (K) Ltd., Kenya
  • Mr Stephen Karekezi
    Director, AFREPREN
  • Mr Marcel Raats
    Energising Development (EnDev), NL Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, The Netherlands

Session 6: Energy Security

Drivers and Barriers for Private Energy Finance in Africa
VOC Centre

Private financing of energy faces questions of cost, profitability and competitiveness, in ­particular regarding renewable energy options. Therefore, the session will discuss financial risks/opportunities and in particular risk mitigation approaches. The investor perspective is in the focus.

Moderator:

  • Mr Daniel Makorera

Panellists:

  • Mr Peter J. Malika
    Director, E+Co East Africa, Tanzania
  • Ms Khilna Dodhia
    CEO and Director, Kenergy Renewables, Kenya
  • Ms Madalo Minofu
    Project Development Manager, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  • Bernard Barandareka
    Advisor Department for Infrastructure and Energy – African Union Commission – AEEP Co-Chair
  • Mr Jeff Murage
    Programme Coordinator Regional Technical Assistance Programme (RTAP), Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM)

1.00 pm

Lunch

2:30 pm

Interactive Parallel Sessions

Session 7: Renewable Energy

Regulation and Legislation for Renewable Energy
VOC Center

The session will showcase country commitment in creating a conducive environment for renewable energy and energy efficiency. In addition, it invites presentations on the potential of South-South cooperation, as well as on the perspective of environmental impact assessments, good governance and transparency in energy infrastructure development.

Moderator:

  • Mr Marcel Raats
    NL Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, The Netherlands

Panellists:

  • Mr Matthew Matimbwi
    Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA)
  • Mr Oliver Patent
    Spokesman, WKN AG, Germany
  • Honorable Sisa James Njikelana
    Chairperson of Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
  • Mr Ibrahima Thiam
    Chairperson of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority

Session 8: Energy Access

Bioenergy for the 21st Century
Stellenbosch Room

The session will focus on household energy solutions and aspects of gender and energy access. Solid biomass is the predominant source of household energy in Africa, and will continue to be in the future. Efficient and sustainable cultivation, processing and combustion of biomass are crucial to provide modern and clean energy to households. This modern biomass energy value chain offers a significant range of opportunities for the private sector and NGOs, as well as continuous (applied) research on the best options to be pursued.

Moderator:

  • Mr Chimwemwe Msukwa
    Team Leader, Development Technical Assistance Services, Malawi

Panellists:

  • Ms Nozipho Mabebe Wright
    Regional Network Coordinator, ENERGIA Africa, Botswana
  • Mr Johan Eksteen
    Managing Director, Pelleting (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
  • Mr Steve Amodio
    Director, TRAID, Burkina Faso
  • Mr Ibrahima Sall
    Director General, C.N.T SUARL
  • Mr Otu Danquah
    Head of Renewables, Energy Commission, Ghana
  • Ms Christa Roth
    Consultant, Food and Fuel Consultants - representing the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Mr André de Groote
    SEW Project Coordinator & IFDC Country Representative Burundi, East and Southern Africa Division (ESAFD)

Session 9: Energy Security

Energy Efficiency – an Energy Security Solution for Africa
Constantia Room

The session will discuss demand and supply side measures. Reducing inefficiencies in generation and transmission of electricity and in buildings can reduce investment or fuel cost significantly. But also low-income households can reduce their electricity consumption by more than half through efficient lighting.

Moderator:

  • Mr Ernest Asare
    Executive Director, Ghana Energy Foundation

Panellists:

  • Prof Nebojsa Nakicenovic
    Deputy Director, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
    Download presentation (PDF, 708 kB)
  • Mr Etiosa Uyigue
    National Project Coordinator, UNDP GEF Energy Efficiency Programme
  • Prof L.J. Grobler
    President, Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE)
  • Mr Damien Navizet
    Deputy Representative in South Africa, AFD
  • Mr Musara Beta
    Chief Market Analyst, South African Power Pool (SAPP)
  • Mr Edouard Dahomé
    Director Africa and Access to Energy, Eléctricité de France (EDF)

4.15 pm

Coffee break

4:30 pm

The Way Forward for the AEEP and a Message to Rio+20 and SE4ALL
VOC Centre

4:45 pm

Closing Remarks
VOC Centre

  • Mr Ompi Aphane
    Deputy Director General, Clean Energy, Department of Energy, Republic of South Africa
  • Mr Freddy Adams
    Chairperson of the Parliamentary Select Committee, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

5:15 pm

End

11 May 2012

9am-4pm
Field Trip to wind turbine manufacturing site in Cape Town and to Darling Wind Farm

  • Dept. of Energy, Republic of South Africa