Program

DAY 1: MONDAY APRIL 3, 2017

Productivity Matters

Putting Energy Efficiency First

8:00 - 9:00

Registration & coffee

9:00 - 9:20 - Main Stage

The Wake-Up Call

An opening keynote by Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All. Launch of the 2017 Global Tracking Framework Report with Rachel Kyte, Paul Simons, Deputy Executive Director International Energy Agency and Charles Holiday.

SPEAKERS:
Charles O. Holliday Chair, Board of Directors Royal Dutch Shell plc.
Rachel Kyte Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Sustainable Energy for All
Paul Simons Deputy Executive Director International Energy Agency (IEA)

9:20 - 10:20 - Main Stage

Marshalling the Evidence

The latest data on productivity for high-impact countries – focusing on the opportunities, barriers, geographies and sectors where we can go further, faster

MODERATOR:
Christoph Frei Secretary General World Energy Council

SPEAKERS:
Jules Kortenhorst Chief Executive Officer Rocky Mountain Institute
Jennifer Layke Global Director, Energy Program World Resources Institute (WRI)
Patrick Oliva Senior Vice President External Relations Sustainable Mobility and Energy Transition, Michelin Group
Paul Simons Deputy Executive Director International Energy Agency (IEA)
Mahendra Singhi Group Chief Executive Officer Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited
Francesco Starace Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Enel Group
Josué Tanaka Managing Director, Operational Strategy and Planning, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Zouera Youssoufou Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Dangote Foundation

10:20 - 11:20 - Main Stage

Knowledge into Action

Leaders discuss how they are using ambitious policies and incentives to harness the potential of energy efficiency

MODERATOR:
Rachel Kyte Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Sustainable Energy for All

SPEAKERS:
Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany Executive Director, Sustainability and Brand, and Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Masdar
H.E. Pierre Arcand Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Quebec
Dr. Naoko Ishii Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Sir Philip Lowe Executive Chair, World Energy Trilemma, World Energy Council
Tanya Müller García Secretary of Environment Mexico City
James Wilde Managing Director, Innovation & Policy and Markets Carbon Trust

11:20 - 11:45

Coffee & networking

11:45 - 12:30 - Main Stage

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

MODERATOR:
David Westin Co-Anchor, Bloomberg Daybreak Americas Bloomberg Television

SPEAKERS:
Michael Bloomberg Founder of Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th Mayor of New York City
Christiana Figueres Former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Convener, Mission 2020
H.E. Maroš Šefčovič Vice-President, Energy Union European Commission

12:30 - 13:30 - Tent

The Deep Dive: Good Utility

Utility leaders discuss how they have made significant advances in energy productivity and where they still need to ramp up.

MODERATOR:
Kate Steel Energy Director Power Africa - USAID

SPEAKERS:
Ragna Árnadóttir Deputy Chief Executive Officer Landsvirkjun, National Power Company of Iceland
António Mexia Chief Executive Officer Energias de Portugal S.A. (EDP)
James Spalding General Director Itaipu Binacional (Paraguay)

12:30 - 13:30 - Main Stage

The Deep Dive: Smart Policy

Policymakers talk about how they can transform their energy and transport systems while creating jobs and economic growth.

MODERATOR:
Drew Kodjak Executive Director International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

SPEAKERS:
H.E. Irene Cañas Vice Minister for Energy Costa Rica
Karen Douglas Commissioner California Energy Commission
Patrick Oliva Senior Vice President External Relations Sustainable Mobility and Energy Transition, Michelin Group
H.E. Maroš Šefčovič Vice-President, Energy Union European Commission
Sheila Watson Deputy Director & Director of Environment and Research FIA Foundation

12:30 - 13:30 - Building 313

The Deep Dive: Towards the Bottom Line - The Business Case for Doubling Energy Productivity

Industry leaders discuss how increasing energy productivity is good for the bottom line.

MODERATOR:
Josué Tanaka Managing Director, Operational Strategy and Planning, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

SPEAKERS:
Elliott Harris UN Assistant Secretary-General, Director, New York Office United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Clay Nesler Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability Johnson Controls
Mahendra Singhi Group Chief Executive Officer Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited
Harry Verhaar Head of Global Public & Government Affairs Philips Lighting
Lasse Wallquist Senior Environmental Management Specialist Swiss Re

13:30 - 15:00

Lunch in the marketplace

Partner Working Sessions

13:45 - 14:45 - Tent

What role can energy play in decarbonizing the transport system?

SLOCAT, Michelin Bibendum

The transport sector has acknowledged the importance of a low carbon energy supply, but is yet to act in concert with the energy sector to map out the steps to be taken to ensure the timely available supply of low-carbon energy for the sector. Although transport is one of the largest end-users of energy, the energy sector is only recently beginning partner with the transport sector to draft joint approaches. There is a growing urgency to develop joint pathways for the production of renewable sources of energy and their deployment in transport. This session will bring together key stakeholders from both sectors to discuss a way forward.

MODERATOR:
Patrick Oliva Senior Vice President External Relations Sustainable Mobility and Energy Transition, Michelin Group
Cornie Huizenga Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport, co-founder Paris Process on Mobility and Climate SLOCAT

SPEAKERS:
Allauddin Anuar Deputy Director General (Sectoral), Economic Planning Unit Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia
Hans Olav Ibrekk Policy Director, Section for Energy Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Christine Lins Executive Secretary REN21
Kamel Ben Naceur Director, Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks International Energy Agency
Sheila Watson Deputy Director & Director of Environment and Research FIA Foundation

13:45 - 14:45 - Building 313

The role of Results Based Financing in Realising Sustainable Energy for All

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the Energising Development (EnDev) Program

Increasingly Results Based Financing (RBF) is being piloted as an innovative tool to promote energy access in developing countries. It offers incentives payments on the basis of results achieved to businesses that deliver pre-specified outputs. This session will look at experiences using RBF in energy programs, compare different RBF schemes and draw lessons as to the key challenges and success factors. This session aims to inform and inspire energy practitioners, financial institutes, government representatives and other stakeholders on the use of RBF schemes in overcoming barriers and accelerate market development for energy access.

MODERATOR:
Tom Derksen Managing Director SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

SPEAKERS:
Gareth Martin Head of Sustainable Energy, Climate and Environment Department Department for International Development (DFID)
Marcel Raats Co-manager of the Energising Development (EnDev) Program RVO
Léonide Michael Sinsin Director ARESS Solar Distribution Company
Ruben Walker Director African Clean Energy (ACE)

13:45 - 14:45 - Mezzanine

Global Tracking Framework 2017 - Deep Dive on the Findings

International Energy Agency, World Bank and SEforALL

To mark the launch of the third edition of the Sustainable Energy for All Global Tracking Framework, this session will provide an in-depth look at global progress on energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy made during 2012-2014. Find out whether the world is on track to meet the 2030 targets, which countries are leading the way, and where we need to concentrate more efforts going forward. For the first time, the session also features the contrasting stories of progress toward sustainable energy from different regions of the world.

MODERATOR:
Jane Ebinger Director of Policy SEforALL

SPEAKERS:
Manlio Coviello Chief of Natural Resources and Energy Economic Regional Commission for Latin America of the United Nations (ECLAC)
Hannah Daly Energy Modeller International Energy Agency
Brian Dean Energy Efficiency Division International Energy Agency
Soteri Gatera Chief of Industrialization and Infrastructure Section UNECA
Rachel Kyte Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Sustainable Energy for All
Paul Simons Deputy Executive Director International Energy Agency (IEA)
Sergey Tulinov Energy Security and Water Resources Officer UN ESCAP

15:00 - 16:00 - Tent

Industrial Energy Efficiency: Experience, Best Practices and High Impact Opportunities in India and China

Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

Industrial energy efficiency improvements hold out a huge promise for cost-effective emissions reductions with multiple benefits for businesses and society. Join this session to hear more about experiences and the high impact opportunities for industry in the enormous developing markets of China and India.

MODERATOR:
Mark Lister Acting Head of Programme, UNEP DTU Partnership Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

SPEAKERS:
Sören Dengg Division Head of Energy, Infrastructure, and Raw Materials Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Hemanth Kumar Technical Manager Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)
James Wilde Managing Director, Innovation & Policy and Markets Carbon Trust
Sheng ZHOU Associate Professor  Institute of Energy Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University
Xianli Zhu Senior Economist Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

15:00 - 16:00 - Building 314

Energy Productivity: Corporate early adopters and Disrupters

Energy Unlocked

What are the latest innovations that will have the biggest impact on energy productivity by 2030? With 100 business models currently on the EPIC platform, Energy Unlocked will share early insights into how new businesses and 'early adopter' corporate leaders are driving energy productivity and climate impact, either in their own operations or as new offers for their customers. Corporates, startups, SMEs and other private sector companies focused on energy technology, utilities and transport, will discuss their own innovative partnerships. The session will conclude with some of the implications for how corporates and governments can foster the ecosystems that enable these partnerships to scale. All participants will have a chance to actively connect through an interactive format.

MODERATOR:
Molly Webb Founder & Chief Executive Officer Energy Unlocked

SPEAKERS:
Vishnu Barran Senior Business Development Manager ENER-G Rudox Inc.
Scott Kessler Director of Business Development LO3 Energy
Catriona Power Senior Manager Networks & Policy
Harry Verhaar Head of Global Public & Government Affairs Philips Lighting
Scott Williams Vice President of Business Development eMotorWerks

15:00 - 16:00 - Mezzanine

Understanding Traditional Biomass | addressing the data challenge in Africa

SEforALL Biomass Accelerator

Traditional biomass represents a significant share of modern renewable energy use in Africa. However, a lack of robust data and information on its production and use - some estimates suggest this could be over-estimated by as much as 50% (GTF 2017, forthcoming) - are hampering efforts to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable biomass for the energy agenda, and to identify solutions to manage its use. This session will bring together key stakeholders to discuss the biomass energy data challenge, and explore national needs and solutions to improve data management. It will additionally explore participant’s interest in engaging around a program of work to address these challenges in collaboration with key international, regional and national actors.

MODERATOR:
Jane Ebinger Director of Policy SEforALL

SPEAKERS:
Barbara Bramble Vice President for Intl Conservation and Corporate Strategies National Wildlife Federation
Leslie Black Cordes Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Energy and Climate United Nations Foundation
Soteri Gatera Chief of Industrialization and Infrastructure Section UNECA
Gerard Ostheimer Global Lead on Sustainable Bioenergy SEforALL
Klas Sanders Natural Resources Economist World Bank Group
Daniel Schroth Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Africa Hub Coordinator African Development Bank
Laura Williamson Communication and Outreach Manager Ren21

15:00 - 16:00 - Building 313

Tackling Heating and Cooling in Cities: What does it take?

SEforALL District Energy Accelerator

How can we heat and cool our cities without compromising air quality, climate goals, energy security and affordability? Urban leaders are responding to this challenge by embracing a modern approach for supplying energy to their cities. An approach that integrates local renewables, cogeneration plants and district heating and cooling networks in one low-carbon system. 197 nations adopted a New Urban Agenda in Quito last year that recognizes such ‘modern district energy’ networks as a key solution to integrate renewables and efficiency in cities.The SEforALL ‘District Energy in Cities Initiative’ led by UN Environment, in collaboration with 38 partners, is realizing a district energy project pipeline and associated policies across 33 cities and 7 countries. Join us in this session to meet with countries and cities who will pitch their new policies and projects on district energy systems to technology providers, operators, and investors in the panel and the audience. UN Environment and the Global Environment Facility will present this public-private partnership and how invite new governments and partners can join to accelerate investment in district energy in their cities.

MODERATOR:
Lily Riahi Advisor on Sustainable Energy in Cities UNEP

SPEAKERS:
Miodrag Grujic Secretariat for Environment Protection, Belgrade, Serbia
Cristian Gutierrez Vice Minister, Ministry of Envrionment Chile
Gina Hall Investment Director Carbon Trust
Dr. Naoko Ishii Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Pierre Loyer Executive Vice President ENGIE Services
Julia Panzer Director of Strategic Communications Danfos
Ibrahim Thiaw Deputy Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

15:00 - 16:00 - Main Stage

Accelerating the efficiency of electricity access

SEforALL and ENEL

The traditional electricity sector needs to be transformed by digitalization, decentralization, and electrification. This session will focus on how to address this transition in both emerging and developed contexts. In order to address these needs, energy sector must rely on a clear and conducive regulatory framework to attract, develop and de-risk investments and help reaching the electrification and efficiency target set by Governments.

MODERATOR:
Hannah Daly Energy Modeller International Energy Agency

SPEAKERS:
Thomas Andrè Access to Energy Strategy Director Schneider Electric
Pepukaye Bardouille  Global Product Specialist, Sustainable Business Advisory Department, International Finance Corporation International Finance Corporation
Francesco Catucci Head of Minigrids Enel Green Power
Robert Denda Head of Network Technology Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks
Rachel Kyte Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Sustainable Energy for All
Aaron Leopold Global Energy Representative Practical Action
Anna Paola Minervini Head of Regulatory Affairs, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Enel Green Power Spa
Stuart Neil Senior Director, External Affairs and Communications World Energy Council
Philippe Scholtès Managing Director, Programme Development and Technical Cooperation UNIDO

16:00 - 16:45

Coffee & networking

Partner Working Sessions

16:45 - 17:45 - Main Stage

Increasing Private Sector Competitiveness through Energy Management Systems (EnMS)

Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (UNIDO and Carbon Trust)

The session will identify the drivers for the early adopters of energy management systems and address the many barriers that need to be tackled to ensure a more global uptake. It will showcase results achieved by companies that have already implemented energy management systems and discuss the challenges they  have faced in deploying these systems, and through it, reducing energy, cost and CO2. It will also discuss the difficulties faced by service providers for energy management in developing countries and economies in transition.

MODERATOR:
Rana Ghoneim Industrial Development Officer UNIDO

SPEAKERS:
Alberto Fossa Director Newen Creative Engineering
Al-Karim Govindji Senior Manager CARBON TRUST
Aimee McKane Deputy Group Leader Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
David Rodgers Senior Climate Change Specialist, Programs Unit Global Environment Facility
Prodipto Roy Senior Program Associate ClimateWorks Foundation
Anfis Sadriev Plant Manager CNH Industrial Russia
Philippe Scholtès Managing Director, Programme Development and Technical Cooperation UNIDO
James Wilde Managing Director, Innovation & Policy and Markets Carbon Trust
Christian Zinglersen Head of Secretariat, Clean Energy Ministerial CEM Denmark

16:45 - 17:45 - Mezzanine

Overcoming the Barriers to Clean Energy Mini-Grid Deployment

EDP - Energias de Portugal S.A.

Clean Energy Mini-Grids have been proven as a fast, efficient, and cost effective means of providing sustained energy access to populations where distance from the grid is too large and the population density too low to economically justify a grid connection. Despite their commercial viability, the rate of deployment remains lower than what is needed to achieve SDG7. This session will address two of the main barriers impeding progress: the regulatory framework and financing.

MODERATOR:
Guilherme Collares Pereira International Relations Director Energias de Portugal, S.A.

SPEAKERS:
Mayank Bhargava President NextGen Solar LLC
Alexia Kelly CEO Microgrid Investment Accelerator
Hari Natarajan Chief Executive Officer Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) India
Daniel Schroth Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Africa Hub Coordinator African Development Bank
Suman Sureshbabu Associate Director The Rockefeller Foundation
Faruk Yusuf Yabo Assistant Director, Renewable Energy and Rural Power Access, Ministry of Power, Nigeria SEforALL Nigeria Focal Point

16:45 - 17:45 - Tent

Increasing Energy Efficiency Markets in Latin America and The Caribbean (LAC)

Inter-American Development Bank

The 2016 LAC SEforALL Energy Week identified energy efficiency as a significant, if yet largely untapped energy resource for the region, providing the cleanest, cheapest and fastest solution to meet growing energy demand. This session will explore opportunities and international, intra- and inter-regional experience with a view to identifying how to overcome barriers and take forward an energy efficiency first approach across the LAC region.  The session will aim to advance action by bringing together policy makers and energy efficiency practitioners to share success stories and learnings and to engage new entrants to the sector.

MODERATOR:
Ariel Yepez Energy Division Chief Interamerican Development Bank

SPEAKERS:
Alfonso Blanco Bonilla Executive Secretary OLADE
H.E. Irene Cañas Vice Minister for Energy Costa Rica
Manlio Coviello Chief of Natural Resources and Energy Economic Regional Commission for Latin America of the United Nations (ECLAC)
Odón de Buen Rodríguez General Director National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy, (CONUEE), Mexico
Josué Tanaka Managing Director, Operational Strategy and Planning, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Harry Verhaar Head of Global Public & Government Affairs Philips Lighting

16:45 - 17:45 - Building 313

Financing Urban Building Efficiency

SEforALL Building Efficiency Accelerator

In 2016, 23 cities worked with the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) to formulate building efficiency policy commitments, demonstration projects and tracking approaches. These cities now need financing and private sector engagement to bring their commitments to fruition. This session will see a number of City leaders pitch project proposals to financial institutional leaders with finance mechanisms that could be leveraged by cities or building owners seeking investments in building efficiency. The ensuing dialogue will aim to identify gaps and opportunities for the BEA and partners to assist cities with additional project preparation to help the city projects become investor ready.

MODERATOR:
Clay Nesler Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability Johnson Controls

SPEAKERS:
Marcene D. Broadwater Global Head of Strategy and Business Development, Climate Business Department International Finance Corporation
Miodrag Grujic Secretariat for Environment Protection, Belgrade, Serbia
Tanya Müller García Secretary of Environment Mexico City
Michał Olszewski Deputy Mayor Warsaw, Poland
Bruce Schlein Vice President of Environmental Affairs Citi

16:45 - 17:45 - Building 314

How super-efficient appliances can change the face of energy access

Global LEAP, CLASP, UN Foundation

Appliances are a rapidly increasing focus in sustainable development – particularly the role they play in expanding energy access and delivering the modern energy services that transform lives and livelihoods. This can be seen from emerging policy models in East Africa and South Asia, to interest in innovative off-grid appliance developers by impact investors, to benchmarking energy service levels against appliance usage via the Multi-Tier Framework and to new programmatic and market development investments. Join Global Lighting Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) partners – including CLASP as the operating agent and the United Nations Foundation – in an interactive discussion of emerging trends in off- and weak-grid appliance markets, progress to date, and what’s to come.

MODERATOR:
Jeff Stottlemeyer Manager of Market Development CLASP

SPEAKERS:
Clare Boland Ross Associate Director The Rockefeller Foundation
Munawar M Moin Managing Director Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Ltd- Dhaka, Bangladesh
Marcel Raats Co-manager of the Energising Development (EnDev) Program RVO
Seth Silverman Director of African Operations Factor(E ) Ventures

17:45 - 18:00 - Main Stage

Disruptive Voices

How could reframing energy efficiency help us unleash this essential but still unloved energy opportunity?

SPEAKERS:
Odón de Buen Rodríguez General Director National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy, (CONUEE), Mexico

18:00 - 19:30

Drinks

How can shifting public behavior accelerate the energy transition?

SPEAKERS:
Michael Liebreich Founder and Chairman of Advisory Board Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

18:00 - 20:00

Joining forces to accelerate energy access

The Government of Nepal, the Republic of Kenya and the Netherlands, Schneider Electric,Selco India and Hivos, Energia and SNV
Closed session - Sheraton Brooklyn, New York City

DAY 2: TUESDAY APRIL 4, 2017

Get it Together

Integrating Centralized and Decentralized Energy Systems

8:00 - 9:00

Registration & coffee

9:00 - 9:30 - Main Stage

The Wake-Up Call

Opening session. A conversation with Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Zouera Youssoufou, Managing director and CEO Dangote Foundation.

MODERATOR:
Rachel Kyte Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Sustainable Energy for All

SPEAKERS:
Zouera Youssoufou Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Dangote Foundation

9:30 - 10:30 - Main Stage

Marshalling the Evidence

Latest data on access to electrification and clean cooking for high-impact countries and what more needs to be done to ensure we go further, faster to meet the objective of universal access by 2030.

MODERATOR:
Vivien Foster Global Lead for Energy Economics, Markets & Institutions, Energy and Extractives Global Practice World Bank Group

SPEAKERS:
Mafalda Duarte Manager and Head Climate Investment Funds
Thomas Duveau Head of Business Development Mobisol
David Lecoque Policy and Business Development Manager Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
Lais Lona Business Development Africa SunFunder Africa
Boston Nyer Co-Founder and the General Manager Burn Manufacturing

10:30 - 11:30 - Main Stage

Knowledge into Action

Highlight leaders who are embracing renewable energy solutions using ambitious policies and incentives, or business models, to harness the potential of renewable energy as we look to a decarbonized future and to achieving the SEforALL objectives.

MODERATOR:
Pete Ogden Vice President, Energy, Climate and Environment UN Foundation

SPEAKERS:
Manish Bapna Executive Vice President and Managing Director World Resources Institute
Hon. Issa Kort President Energy Commission of the Latin-American Parliament, Chile
Jules Kortenhorst Chief Executive Officer Rocky Mountain Institute
Christine Lins Executive Secretary REN21
Ethan Zindler Head of Americas Bloomberg New Energy Finance

11:30 - 11:45 - Main Stage

Disruptive Voices

How can disruptive technologies help us close the energy access gap and spur economic opportunity?

SPEAKERS:
Amory Lovins Cofounder, Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus Rocky Mountain Institute

11:45 - 12:15

Coffee & networking

12:15 - 13:15 - Main Stage

The Deep Dive: Country Action

Leaders talk about the successes and barriers they face in securing modern energy services for their citizens

MODERATOR:
Andrew Herscowitz Coordinator Power Africa - USAID

SPEAKERS:
Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany Executive Director, Sustainability and Brand, and Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Masdar
Cristian Gutierrez Vice Minister, Ministry of Envrionment Chile
Roberto Ridolfi Director European Commission for Sustainable Growth and Development
H.E. Valentin Rybakov Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Republic of Belarus 
Christian Zinglersen Head of Secretariat, Clean Energy Ministerial CEM Denmark

12:15 - 13:15 - Building 313

The Deep Dive: Making connections

Energy leaders talk about the challenges of – and opportunities for – connecting centralized and decentralized energy systems.

MODERATOR:
Suki Atwal Principal Green Finance Specialist GGGI

SPEAKERS:
Xavier Helgesen Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder Off Grid Electric
Arbind Kumar Mishra Hon. Member, National Planning Commission Nepal
Munawar M Moin Managing Director Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Ltd- Dhaka, Bangladesh
H.E. Eang Sophalleth Under Secretary of State Ministry of Environment, Kingdom of Cambodia
Yongping Zhai Technical Advisor, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank

12:15 - 13:15 - Mezzanine

The Deep Dive: Now We’re Cooking

Leaders discuss how we can secure clean cooking for 2.9 billion people in 14 years.

MODERATOR:
Rachel Kyte Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Sustainable Energy for All

SPEAKERS:
Alex Evans Chairman, Operating Committee The Global LPG Partnership
Radha Muthiah Chief Executive Officer Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Hari Natarajan Chief Executive Officer Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) India
Boston Nyer Co-Founder and the General Manager Burn Manufacturing

13:15 - 15:00

Lunch in the marketplace

Partner Working Sessions

13:45 - 14:45 - Building 313

More than a connection: crowdsourcing data to assess and improve the quality of electricity supply

World Resources Institute

Grid supply in many developing countries is struggling to keep up with demand, resulting in unreliable and inadequate electricity service. Innovative solutions like decentralized renewable energy and energy efficiency can be integrated into traditional grid services to help solve the problem. Open, granular, and credible data on the quality of supply are key to catalyzing discussion about what actions can be taken, who will benefit from them, and how results of investments can be monitored. The goal of this session is to share experiences with collecting data on the quality of supply and improving access to electricity along multiple dimensions.

SPEAKERS:
Hening Citraningrum Program Manager for Sustainable Energy Transition Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR)
Shantanu Dixit Group Coordinator Prayas (Energy Group)
Eco Matser Senior Programme Manager Hivos
Davida Wood Senior Associate World Resources Institute (WRI)

13:45 - 14:45 - Mezzanine

Finance flows for energy access: are the right levels of finance flowing?

SEforALL, Climate Policy Initiative, World Bank, African Development Bank, Practical Action Consulting

Access to finance is cited as one of the core barriers to accelerating energy access. In an effort to unlock the necessary levels of investment, SEforALL has engaged partners to develop an inventory of where finance is flowing and whether these flows meet the financing needs and absorptive capacity of those seeking to close the access gap. The Session will explicitly solicit feedback on the approach, methodology, data and stakeholders needs and perceived challenges to ensure its relevance and usability, and will ensure that we meet the overall project goal - to inform decision makers on how to mobilize the most effective and appropriate finance required to deliver energy access by 2030.

SPEAKERS:
Barbara Buchner Executive Director of Climate Finance Climate Policy Initiative
Jane Ebinger Director of Policy SEforALL
Vivien Foster Global Lead for Energy Economics, Markets & Institutions, Energy and Extractives Global Practice World Bank Group
Giorgio Gualberti Energy Expert African Development Bank
Paolo Mele Energy Markets Advisor Practical Action Consulting

13:45 - 14:45 - Main Stage

Renewables Global Futures: Great debates towards 100% renewable energy

REN21

While there may be international agreement that we need to decarbonise our energy system, there is no one way to achieve this; what works in one country does not necessarily work in another. Finding solutions for some sectors is easier than for others. This session will present a full spectrum of views as to whether getting to a 100% renewables by mid-century is a pipe-dream or not. It will not to attempt to predict the future, but to better understand the opportunities and challenges of such a future. The session will be the first in a series of regional conversations about the feasibility of a 100% renewable energy future.

SPEAKERS:
Sören Dengg Division Head of Energy, Infrastructure, and Raw Materials Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Irene Giner-Reichl President Global Forum for Sustainable Energy
Georgina Grenon Team Leader ENGIE Fab
Aaron Leopold Global Energy Representative Practical Action
Christine Lins Executive Secretary REN21
Mark Radka Brand Chief, Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch, Economy Division UN Environment
Sven Teske Research Principle University of Technology Sydney

15:00 - 16:00 - Main Stage

Unlocking investment for energy efficiency and access in developing countries

Climate Policy Initiative

Finance is a key challenge to scaling up sustainable energy access in developing countries. While the capital exists, redirecting investment from high-carbon to low-carbon pathways requires innovative solutions that balance risks and returns and appeal to the private sector. Fortunately, there are a growing number of effective solutions that have already increased energy access and energy efficiency. This session will showcase financial instruments drawn from the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and related programs with the potential to drive billions of dollars in investment by addressing persistent barriers to investment.

MODERATOR:
Barbara Buchner Executive Director of Climate Finance Climate Policy Initiative

SPEAKERS:
Clare Boland Ross Associate Director The Rockefeller Foundation
Andy Darrell Chief of Strategy, Global Energy & Finance Environmental Defense Fund
Harald Hirschhofer Senior Advisor The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)
Anna Lerner Energy and ICT Specialist World Bank Group
Pawan Mehra Director cKers

15:00 - 16:00 - Tent

Accelerating the transformation of the energy sector

IRENA

Meeting the goal to double renewable energy will require ramp up of renewable energy in the power, transport and for heating sectors that have tradionally posed a challenge. The session will address where we can partner to overcome these barriers.

MODERATOR:
Yera Ortiz de Urbina Senior Liaison Officer IRENA

SPEAKERS:
Nawa Raj Dhakal Director Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, Nepal
Harish Hande Managing Director SELCO India
Dane McQueen Senior Advisor on Energy UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Juan Ramon Silva Ferrada Area General Manager of Sustainability Acciona
Morten Svendstorp Senior Advisor on Climate, Energy and Environment MFA, Denmark
Frank van der Vleuten Senior Renewable Energy Advisor Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Salvatore Vinci Deputy Head of Policy IRENA

15:00 - 16:00 - Building 313

Driving Innovative Financing to Scale the Cookstoves and Fuels Sector

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Businesses in the clean cooking sector require long-term investment to increase production capacity, expand distribution reach, finance working capital, extend end-user credit, hire management, and support growth initiatives. Unfortunately, this capital has typically been lacking, as many companies do not fit the requirements of commercial banks, development finance institutions, or impact investors. However, the sector is beginning to mature and perceptions are changing as innovative technologies and business models help spur the sector to scale. Representatives from the cookstove sector, as well as the commercial and philanthropic investment community, will hold an interactive discussion to discuss the merits of grant and investment mechanisms (including results-based finance) to drive investment into the cooking sector.  

MODERATOR:
Peter George Director, Investment Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

SPEAKERS:
April Allderdice Chief Executive Officer MicroEnergy Credits
Jonathan Cedar CEO and Co-Founder BioLite
Boston Nyer Co-Founder and the General Manager Burn Manufacturing
Nick Quintong Chief Executive Officer PayGo Energy

15:00 - 16:00 - Building 314

Leveraging the trilemma | the promise of integrated electrification planning

World Energy Council

The challenge of scaling the potential of distributed energy sources (DER) is at the core of the power sector transformation. Building on six years of analyzing and ranking the sustainability of energy systems around the world, the 2017 Energy Trilemma dialogue focuses on the innovative deployment and integration of distributed energy into existing power systems and the fundamental shift in thinking required from governments, regulators, producers, consumers and the finance sector. This interactive workshop will explore near-term needs and opportunities for the deployment and integration of DER and accelerating progress on the SEforALL goals.

MODERATOR:
Christoph Frei Secretary General World Energy Council

SPEAKERS:
Dipal Chandra Barua Founder and Chairman Bright Green Energy Foundation Bangladesh
Xavier Helgesen Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder Off Grid Electric
Hillary McMahon Managing Director Econet
Barry Worthington Executive Director U.S. Energy Association

15:00 - 16:00 - Mezzanine

Delivering Sustainable Energy in a Changing Climate

UNDP

Energy is central to economic development, social progress, and environmental sustainability. Progress towards many of the SDGs including poverty eradication, better health and education, women empowerment, clean water, and food security depend on the energy goal. Achieving climate targets as outlined in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) will also remain unmet without energy sector transformation. Advancing these intertwined energy, climate, and development goals requires innovative business models and unlocking finance, integrated approaches and strong partnerships. This session brings together different stakeholders including policy makers, financiers, and the private sector to highlight key challenges and opportunities in advancing SDG7 and the NDCs.

MODERATOR:
Jo Scheuer Director for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction UNDP

SPEAKERS:
Soma Dutta Programme Coordinator ENERGIA
Thomas Duveau Head of Business Development Mobisol
Hans Olav Ibrekk Policy Director, Section for Energy Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Daniel Schroth Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Africa Hub Coordinator African Development Bank
Karabo Tlhoeli Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Meteorology Lesotho

16:00 - 16:45

Coffee & networking

Partner Working Sessions

16:45 - 17:45 - Mezzanine

Leveraging efforts for scaling energy access through women centric business models

ENERGIA

Energy access and gender equality are both reflected as important goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While the two are often discussed separately, they are inextricably linked. Over the past few years, a number innovative business models around women’s energy entrepreneurship have gained traction. NGOs and the private sector are finding it profitable to engage women (and their networks) as part of the workforce in promotion, sale, servicing, and financing of off-grid electrification solutions, as well as in leadership positions in energy sector organizations. This session will discuss the success and value add of women-centric business models and how to take such approaches and investments to scale, while also harnessing socio-economic benefits.

MODERATOR:
Soma Dutta Programme Coordinator ENERGIA

SPEAKERS:
Manuel Barron Assistant Professor of Economics Pacifico University, Peru
Ram Prasad Dhital Executive Director Alternative Energy promotion centre, Government of Nepal
Neha Misra Chief Collaboration Officer and Co-founder Solar Sister
Radha Muthiah Chief Executive Officer Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

16:45 - 17:45 - Main Stage

From Global to Local: Green Energy Finance in African Power

Power Africa, GOGLA

Power development initiatives have sought to utilize creative ways to blend private and public capital to foster infrastructure and off-grid development and facilitate the growth of sustainable power sectors throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, public-private partnerships have sought to reduce risks (real or perceived) for local and international investors and companies, increase the quotient of private capital inflows into power sectors and more broadly develop markets capable of generating stable, attractive returns without the prolonged need for DFI capital inflows. This session seeks to explore how public-private partnerships have been and can be used to develop and finance local SME and local financial institutions’ participation in this sector.

MODERATOR:
Stacy Swann Founding Partner Climate Finance Advisors, LLC

SPEAKERS:
Thomas Duveau Head of Business Development Mobisol
Maureen Harrington Head of Client Coverage for Power and Infrastructure Standard Bank, NY
Alexia Kelly CEO Microgrid Investment Accelerator
Ryan Levinson Founder & CEO SunFunder
Megan Viernes Senior Advisor USAID

16:45 - 17:45 - Mezzanine

The barriers to and opportunities for unleashing off grid solutions to deliver a sustainable energy future

Zayed Future Energy Prize

Delivering on the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals will require all sections of society to play their part. The session will seek to deep-dive into the challenges that organisations face in delivering successful, value-for money, off grid energy solutions in the ‘last mile’. It will explore the ways different stakeholders can play their part in driving the market forward – not least government and financial institutions. It will also seek to understand the innovative ways organisations have overcome the barriers they face and create a platform for shared knowledge and best practice (such as with innovation in financial models).

MODERATOR:
H.E. Ali Al Shaffar  Permanent Representative of the UAE to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UAE

SPEAKERS:
Dipal Chandra Barua Founder and Chairman Bright Green Energy Foundation Bangladesh
Xavier Helgesen Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder Off Grid Electric
Aaron Leopold Global Energy Representative Practical Action
Neha Misra Chief Collaboration Officer and Co-founder Solar Sister
Yongping Zhai Technical Advisor, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank

16:45 - 17:45 - Building 314

Silicon Valley Clean Energy Tech Challenge

U.S. Department of State

Universal access to energy cannot be achieved through public or private sector action alone. The two must work together to achieve the scale necessary to bring electricity to the over one billion people who lack it. Public-private partnerships can stimulate technological innovations to overcome energy access barriers. Public funds can be used to de-risk projects and leverage private finance. This session will focus on the U.S. Department of State’s Silicon Valley Clean Energy Tech Challenge, which is creating partnerships to address the global energy access challenge. This discussion will explore how these partnerships are stimulating innovation, finance, and deployment of clean energy systems and services. Additionally, the session will examine the Tech Challenge structure as a model for promoting development in energy access.

MODERATOR:
Molly Ward Clean Energy Advisor U.S. State Department

SPEAKERS:
Kevin Connolly Director of Energy Access Microsoft
Carolyn McGourty Strategy Consultant Booz Allen Hamilton
Rachel Posner Ross Director of Partnerships for Energy Policy and Investment Allotrope Partners

16:45 - 17:45 - Media Room

From plans to actions – Africa’s experience in implementing the SEforALL initiative

African Development Bank

The session will discuss the state of implementation of the SEforALL initiative in Africa, focusing on what is required to implement the priorities identified in the Action Agendas and to mobilize the resources required to finance the opportunities contained in the Investment Prospectuses. The discussion will focus on the following three issues: 1 – How can there be a coordinated response from the different stakeholders to the priorities identified by countries? 2 – What are the models/examples of implementation and coordination structures? 3 – How can the Investment Prospectuses become a real tool for attracting additional investments from the public and particularly the private sector? 

MODERATOR:
Daniel Schroth Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Africa Hub Coordinator African Development Bank

SPEAKERS:
Mahama Kappiah Executive Director ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Sheila Oparaocha International Coordinator and Programme Manager Energia
Roberto Ridolfi Director European Commission for Sustainable Growth and Development
John Wasielewski Power Africa
Faruk Yusuf Yabo Assistant Director, Renewable Energy and Rural Power Access, Ministry of Power, Nigeria SEforALL Nigeria Focal Point

17:45 - 18:00 - Main Stage

Disruptive Voices

How can simple innovations and 'non-traditional' development approaches unlock seemingly inextricable problems?

SPEAKERS:
Harish Hande Managing Director SELCO India

18:00 - 19:30

Drinks




DAY 3: WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 2017

Why Wait?

Seizing the ‘Energy Access Dividend’

8:00 - 9:00

Registration & coffee

9:00 - 9:30 - Main Stage

The Wake-Up Call

Opening keynote by Laura Tuck, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank. A conversion with Laura Tuck, Martin Shearman, Ambassador for Development and Human Rights, United Kingdon, Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs UN DESA and and Steve Howard, Co-Chair of We Mean Business, campaigner, business leader, and former Chief Sustainability Officer.

MODERATOR:
Steve Howard Co-Chair of We Mean Business, Campaigner, Business Leader, and Former Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Group

SPEAKERS:
Thomas Gass Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs UN DESA
Martin Shearman Ambassador for Development and Human Rights United Kingdon
Laura Tuck Vice President, Sustainable Development World Bank

9:30 - 10:30 - Main Stage

Marshalling the Evidence

Exploring the dividends that accrue with energy services and the case for going further, faster, together.

MODERATOR:
Riccardo Puliti Senior Director, Energy and Extractives World Bank

SPEAKERS:
H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma Founder & CEO AbzeSolar S.A. Ambassador of Burkina Faso for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Martin Kriongi Ole Sanago Founder, IOPA
Aaron Leopold Global Energy Representative Practical Action
Niru Shrestha ENERGIA's Women Entrepreneur 2017 Nepal
Anish Thakkar  Co-Founder Greenlight Planet Inc.

10:30 - 11:30 - Main Stage

Knowledge into Action

Leaders highlight how energy services help generate jobs, improve education and health, enable businesses to grow, and create huge new markets

MODERATOR:
Roberto Ridolfi Director European Commission for Sustainable Growth and Development

SPEAKERS:
Nicola Armacost Managing Director Arc Finance, Ltd.
H.E. Chitalu Chilufya Minister of Health Republic of Zambia
Ana Hajduka Chief Executive Officer African Green Co
Saadia Madsbjerg Managing Director The Rockefeller Foundation
Philippe Scholtès Managing Director, Programme Development and Technical Cooperation UNIDO

11:30 - 11:45 - Main Stage

Disruptive Voices

How could the approach the world's largest furniture store took to embracing LED lighting and renewable energy become a catalyst for the global sustainable energy movement?

SPEAKERS:
Steve Howard Co-Chair of We Mean Business, Campaigner, Business Leader, and Former Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Group

11:45 - 12:15

Coffee & networking

12:30 - 13:30 - Main Stage

The Deep Dive: Leaving No One Behind

How leaders can create an even playing field by addressing issues of affordability

MODERATOR:
Mary Robinson President and Chair of the Board of Trustees Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

SPEAKERS:
Ilmi Granoff Director, Sustainable Finance ClimateWorks Foundation
Rachel Kyte Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Sustainable Energy for All
Sheila Oparaocha International Coordinator and Programme Manager Energia
Clare Shakya Director, Climate Change International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

12:30 - 13:30 - Building 313

The Deep Dive: The New Market

Can the private sector really serve the bottom of the pyramid?

MODERATOR:
Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany Executive Director, Sustainability and Brand, and Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Masdar

SPEAKERS:
Mayank Bhargava President NextGen Solar LLC
John Holmes Co-Leader Smart Villages
Neha Misra Chief Collaboration Officer and Co-founder Solar Sister
Paul Needham Chairman Simpa Networks
Hugh Whalan CEO PEG Africa

12:30 - 13:30 - Mezzanine

The Deep Dive: Off Grid - On Target

How energy providers are increasing productivity through decentralized solutions

MODERATOR:
Sarah Best Senior researcher, Shaping Sustainable Markets International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

SPEAKERS:
H.E. Ali Al Shaffar  Permanent Representative of the UAE to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UAE
Allison Archambault President Earthspark International
The Rev. Fletcher Harper Executive Director GreenFaith
Faris Hasan Director of Strategic Planning & Economic Services OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
Gareth Martin Head of Sustainable Energy, Climate and Environment Department Department for International Development (DFID)
Vijay Modi Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Infrastructure Programs, Millennium Villages Project Earth Institute, Columdia University

13:15 - 15:00

Lunch in the marketplace

Partner Working Sessions

13:45 - 14:45 - Main Stage

Voices from the Village – Are you listening to what we really want?

Smart Villages

This interactive, inclusive, and engaging session will discuss and debate the need to focus more on dividends from energy access, particularly for off-grid communities, to achieve not only SDG 7 but a range of other SDGs. A panel made up of community leaders from high impact countries around the world will answer the key starting question: what exactly are the priorities for villages themselves when it comes to achieving energy access dividends? For many, the answers will be surprising. The ensuing conversation will focus on the need for an integrated and cross-sectoral approach to achieving these dividends, while also facilitating productive uses of energy.

MODERATOR:
Molly Hurley-Dépret Policy Manager Smart Villages Initiative

SPEAKERS:
Dr. Marc Antoine Archer Chairman Observatoire Haitien de l’Energie-ObservEH
Alfonso Guevara Chota District Mayor Napo
Gregory Etienne Mayor of Pilate Haiti
Martin Kriongi Ole Sanago Founder, IOPA
Petrus Lamba Awang Civil Engineer Kamanggih Village and Sumba Iconic Island
Tri Mumpuni (Puni) Co-founder IBEKA
Jessica Olivares Magill Manager of Acciona Microenergy Peru

13:45 - 14:45 - Media Room

Integrating sustainable energy into humanitarian relief: an opportunity for local markets and SEforALL goals

Chatham House

There are currently over 65 million people displaced by conflict around the world. 86 percent of these people are taking refuge in developing countries, many of which are affected by severe energy access and/or energy security issues. With humanitarian agencies increasingly being asked to deliver longer term development solutions, energy investments can be a bridge which helps secure basic human needs whilst contributing to a country’s long term sustainability goals. This session will explore case studies on how humanitarian practices and aid flows in refugee crises might help scale up access to clean energy in low and middle-income host countries.

MODERATOR:
Ben Good Chief Executive Officer Energy4Impact

SPEAKERS:
Shanti Kleiman Advisor, Technical Support Unit Mercy Corps
Glada Lahn Senior Research Fellow Chatham House
Olivier Lompo UNHCR Environmental Officer UNHCR Burkina Faso

13:45 - 14:45 - Building 313

Partnerships to integrate energy resources and last-mile access for income generation

Columbia University

This session will aim to bring unconventional actors such as large companies together with actors from low-income countries as well as organizations that have global reach in order to examine pathways for impact at scale. The dialogue will be mediated by those in multi-lateral banks and academia who can contribute to addressing research gaps and translating best practices into plans and projects that can be financed.  Particular emphasis will be on combining or “integrating” the goals of energy access with those of renewable integration. Reaching targets of SDG 7 will require such collaboration and partnerships. 

MODERATOR:
Vijay Modi Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Infrastructure Programs, Millennium Villages Project Earth Institute, Columdia University

SPEAKERS:
Jean-Marc Fontaine Vice President of Social Business & Societal Total
Faris Hasan Director of Strategic Planning & Economic Services OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
William Landuyt Energy Advisor ExxonMobil Corporation
Daniel Schroth Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Africa Hub Coordinator African Development Bank
Jay Taneja Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering UMASS-Amherst
Ariel Yepez Energy Division Chief Interamerican Development Bank

13:30 - 14:45 - Mezzanine

Shine - Investing in Energy Access for All

Wallace Global Fund, GreenFaith and SEforALL

When world leaders signed the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement, they committed to an energy transition from fossil fuels to clean and renewable solutions. However, their commitments to date have failed to prioritize the most vulnerable communities. Shine is an emerging, independent global campaign dedicated to ending energy poverty and unlocking new opportunities for billions of people. Partners from the faith, development, and philanthropic sectors are generating momentum to achieve universal access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy by 2030. Participants will learn about Shine's strategy and approach, and how they can become involved.

MODERATOR:
The Rev. Fletcher Harper Executive Director GreenFaith

SPEAKERS:
Archbishop Anders Church of Sweden
Hon. Sarah Butler-Sloss Founder Director Ashden
Neha Misra Chief Collaboration Officer and Co-founder Solar Sister
Aniket Shah Program Leader, Financing for Sustainable Development Initiative Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Sarah Wykes Lead Analyst on Climate & Energy CAFOD

15:00 - 16:00 - Building 313

Powering Healthcare: Making the Case for Greater Investment in Health Facility Electrification

UN Foundation

Despite energy’s critical role in health systems, it is estimated that tens of thousands of health centers and clinics across the developing world lack adequate electricity and the health services it powers. The session will draw on the experiences of governments, donors and development institutions that are currently (or have previously been) supporting energy interventions in the health sector, to explore factors facilitating and constraining greater investment in health facility electrification in resource-constrained settings. The roundtable is intended to elevate this important, but often overlooked, issue within the sustainable development agenda, while helping to share experiences and successes that can help others facing similar challenges advance the energy and health nexus.

MODERATOR:
Jem Porcaro Senior Director of Energy Access UN Foundation

SPEAKERS:
H.E. Chitalu Chilufya Minister of Health Republic of Zambia
Nawa Raj Dhakal Director Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, Nepal
Gareth Martin Head of Sustainable Energy, Climate and Environment Department Department for International Development (DFID)
Martim Maya Country Director for Zambia UNDP
Guy Rino Meyers Senior Advisor for Procurement and Supply Management UNDP
Stefan Swartling Peterson Chief of Health Section UNICEF

15:00 - 16:00 - Main Stage

A People-Centered Accelerator to Advance Gender Equality, Social Inclusion and Women’s Empowerment in the Sustainable Energy Sector

SEforALL Gender and Inclusion Accelerator

To achieve universal access to sustainable energy justly and without leaving anyone behind requires a people-centered approach, with gender equality, social inclusion and women’s empowerment placed at heart of SEforALL’s strategic approach.  This session aims to strengthen collaboration with partners and launch a People-centred Accelerator to develop and promote approaches that address gender equity and provide sustainable energy access to the very poorest, contribute to women’s full participation in access solutions and associated economic opportunities, and extend the universe of partners in this area. This includes government, the private sector, finance providers, civil society as well as women’s, social justice and development organizations not traditionally engaged in energy issues.

MODERATOR:
Rachel Kyte Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Sustainable Energy for All

SPEAKERS:
Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany Executive Director, Sustainability and Brand, and Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Masdar
Nicola Armacost Managing Director Arc Finance, Ltd.
Hon. Sarah Butler-Sloss Founder Director Ashden
Linda Davis Director of Partnerships wPOWER Hub
Susan Gibbs Advisor on Women's Empowerment and Rights Wallace Global Fund
Harish Hande Managing Director SELCO India
Sheila Oparaocha International Coordinator and Programme Manager Energia
Mary Robinson President and Chair of the Board of Trustees Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
Ana Rojas Gender and Energy Task Manager Global Gender Office, IUCN
Nathalie Weisman SEforALL Coordinator ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

15:00 - 16:00 - Mezzanine

Governments, civil society and private sector - who needs a seat at the table to achieve green and inclusive energy access?

Hivos

Decentralized renewable energy is playing a key role when it comes to energy access however, the Global Tracking Framework shows we are not at the necessary speed to achieve universal energy access by 2030. The session will focus on sharing learnings on how working together with a broad range of stakeholders across government, civil society and the private sector can accelerate the uptake of decentralized renewable energy access. The interactive session will feature storytelling and in-depth discussion around the success criteria and pitfalls of multi-stakeholder partnerships and make the case for a renewed emphasis on this approach.

MODERATOR:
Mareike Britten Facilitator and Strategic Consultant Hivos

SPEAKERS:
Melina Campos Project Manager Hivos Central America
Hening Citraningrum Program Manager for Sustainable Energy Transition Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR)
Maimuna Kabatesi Regional Project Manager Hivos East Africa
Reginald Mapfumo Project Manager Hivos Southern Africa
Eco Matser Senior Programme Manager Hivos

15:00 - 16:00 - Media Room

Turning the power on for 1.1 billion people: the role of off-grid solar solutions in meeting the needs of underserved households

GOGLA

Building on the success of solar lighting, larger off-grid solar systems are reaching an increasing number of households. Many question, however, whether off-grid solutions can be a real alternative. This session will explore the energy needs, patterns and trajectories of off-grid households in developing countries, and determine what evidence is required to ensure we fulfill these needs with the most appropriate solutions. The panel will discuss which technology solutions can address specific customer needs; how entry level products can pave the way for larger capacity solar home systems and other electricity solutions; and, assess if and how households are moving up the ‘energy ladder’ and what can be done to accelerate this process.

MODERATOR:
Johanna Diecker Program Manager Enabling Environment GOGLA

SPEAKERS:
Tom Derksen Managing Director SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
John Foye Labs Manager Fenix International
Grace Horwitz Associate Blue Haven
Arne Jacobson Director Schatz Energy Research Center
Jacob Lewandowski Senior Manager, Platform d.light

16:00 - 16:45 - Main Stage

Going Further, Faster - Together

Closing panel with H.E. Peter Thomson and Rachel Kyte

SPEAKERS:
Rachel Kyte Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Sustainable Energy for All
H.E. Peter Thomson President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly United Nations