Understanding Traditional Biomass | addressing the data challenge in Africa

Monday, April 3rd: 15:00 - 16:00 - Mezzanine

HOST: 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