Program

Days 2018

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY MAY 2, 2018

Overcoming Challenges

8:00 - 9:00

Registration & coffee

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome and Open of the 2018 Sustainable Energy for All Forum

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

9:10 - 9:25

Introductory Remarks and Keynote

Every country, city and sector is approaching the energy transition with a unique set of issues. The pace and scale of strategies needed to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 and the Paris Agreement must be tailored to local contexts to ensure no one is left behind. Not only that, but achieving SDG7 is essential to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits for all. Open and honest discussion is needed to address remaining challenges and unmet needs.

WELCOME REMARKS AND INTRODUCTION TO KEYNOTE:

António Luís Guerra Nunes Mexia, CEO of Energias de Portugal (EDP)

OPENING KEYNOTE:

Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, United Nations Secretary General (video address)

9:30 - 10:00

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report

The panelists will present the findings from the SDG7 Tracking Report, including an update on progress – and challenges – on energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

OPENING:
Riccardo Puliti Senior Director and Head of the Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice, World Bank Group

SPEAKERS:
Laura Cozzi Head of the Energy Demand Outlook Division, International Energy Agency
Vivien Foster Global Lead for Energy Economics, Markets & Institutions, World Bank Group
Maria Neira Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
Elizabeth Press Director of Planning and Programme Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

10:00 - 10:10

The Wake-Up Call

SEforALL insights on SDG7 trends and data from the 2018 Global Tracking Framework as well as the challenges around meeting SDG 7, specifically: energy for all; clean cooking fuels for all; expansion of energy efficiency measures in all end-use sectors; and, deploying renewable energy for heating and cooling applications. What’s needed from this Forum and beyond?

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

10:10 - 11:10

Knowledge into Action - Policy Matters

Discussion with government leaders on challenges in meeting SDG and climate goals. Leaders will reflect on the opening sessions remarks – do they resonate with them – or not? How do they see trends differently? What policies are they pursuing and what challenges remain? Who is at risk of being left behind and what are the solutions?

MODERATOR:
Elizabeth Littlefield Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group / former Chief Executive Officer of OPIC, Albright Stonebridge Group

SPEAKERS:
H.E. João Pedro Matos Fernandes Minister of Environment, Portugal
Hon. Germaine Kamayirese Minister of State for Energy, Water and Sanitation, Rwanda
Masamichi Kono Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
Hon. Dr. Gale T C Rigobert Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia
Leonardo Beltran Rodriquez Deputy Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, Mexico

11:10 - 11:20

Opening of Market Place

Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish Director General, OFID

11:20 - 11:50

Coffee & networking

11:50 - 13:00
Plenary

The Deep Dive: Electricity for All in Sub-Saharan Africa

What will it take to close the electricity gap for 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030? What’s working and what isn’t?

OPENING:
Shegun Bakari Advisor to President of Togo, Togo

MODERATOR:
James Irungu Mwangi Executive Director, Dalberg Group

SPEAKERS:
Felix Bikpo Chief Executive Officer, African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Andrew Herscowitz Coordinator, Power Africa - USAID
Kristina Skierka Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Power for All
Nthabiseng Mosia Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, Azimuth | Easy Solar
Philippe Miquel CEO Western & Central Africa, ENGIE

11:50 - 13:00
Belém

The Deep Dive: Clean Fuels for All

Big market solutions are needed to provide 3 billion people with clean cooking access by 2030. How do we go about achieving this?

OPENING:
Carola van Rijnsoever Director of Inclusive Green Growth and Ambassador for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

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:
Bessem Enonchong Country Director-Cameroon, Global LPG Partnership(GLPGP)
Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Ghana
Greg Murray Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KOKO Networks
Eric Reynolds Chief Executive Officer, Inyenyeri
Dymphna van der Lans Chief Executive Officer, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

11:50 - 13:00
Alfama

The Deep Dive: Cooling for All

How do we address the challenges around providing access to cooling across multiple sectors?

MODERATOR:
Toby Peters Professor in Cold Economy, Birmingham University

SPEAKERS:
Nithya Ramanathan Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Nexleaf Analytics
Maria Neira Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
Andrea Voigt Director General, European Partnership for Energy and the Environment
Fatih Özkadı Global Head of Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, Arçelik Group

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30
Tejo

Interactive Lunch- Addressing SDGs 5 and 7: Gender Inclusive Investing in Clean Energy

Calvert Impact Capital

Preregistration for this session is required and is limited to the first 120 registrations


Partner Working Sessions

These sessions are designed and organized by SEforALL partners, with the aim to catalyze action on specific issues that will enable progress on SDG7.

14:30 - 16:00
Belém

The Energy Access Dividend- Data that Informs and Influences

Power for All

MODERATOR:
Rebekah Shirley Director of Research, Power for All

SPEAKERS:
Leslie Labruto Associate Director of Global Energy, Acumen
Marc Jeuland Associate Professor of Public Policy and Global Health, Duke University
Vivian Vendeirinho Founder and Managing Director, RVE.SOL
Linda Davis Director of Partnerships, wPOWER Hub
Heather Adair-Rohani Team Leader on Household Energy and Health, World Health Organization

14:30 - 16:00
Plenary

Data that Drives SDG 7: Emerging Findings from the Global Energy Access Survey

World Bank Group

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

SPEAKERS:
Riccardo Puliti Senior Director and Head of the Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice, World Bank Group
Dana Rysankova Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
Elisa Portale Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
Hon. Germaine Kamayirese Minister of State for Energy, Water and Sanitation, Rwanda
Carola van Rijnsoever Director of Inclusive Green Growth and Ambassador for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Zhihong Zhang Senior Program Coordinator, Climate Investment Funds, World Bank Group
Annemarije Kooijman- van Dijk Coordinator of Gender and Energy Research Programme, ENERGIA

14:30 - 16:00
Rossio

Green Transport: Vote for a Clean and Efficient Transport Future

FIA Foundation, REN21

MODERATOR:
Rana Adib Executive Secretary, REN21

SPEAKERS:
Georgina Grenon Director, 100% Renewable Energy Solutions, ENGIE
Sheila Watson Deputy Director, Director of Environment and Research, FIA Foundation
Lillian Dale Vice President Business Development, Statkraft
Manlio F. Coviello Chief of Natural Resources and Energy, United Nations Economic regional Commission of Latin America (ECLAC)
Laura Cozzi Head of the Energy Demand Outlook Division, International Energy Agency

14:30 - 16:00
Alfama

Clean Cooking Fuels for All: Moving Beyond the Improved Stove

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, The Global LPG Partnership, Hivos Foundation, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, WORLD LPG ASSOCIATION, ZENGO, Free the Marginalized Women Advocates

SPEAKER:
Richenda Van Leeuwen Chair, International Institutions, Global LPG Partnership

16:00 - 17:30
Belém

Enabling Jobs with Energy- Opportunities, Challenges and Ongoing Activities

Africa-EU Energy Partnership

SPEAKERS:
Felice Zaccheo Head of Unit Sustainable Energy and Climate Change at DG Internation Cooperation and Development, European Commission
Karin Reiss UNIDO Sustainable Energy Expert, SACREEE
Mosad Elmissiry Senior Energy Advisor to CEO, New Partnership for Africa's Development
Farai Evans Chabata Entrepreneur, President, Youth in Energy
Rebecca Symington Executive Director and Trustee, Mlinda Foundation

16:00 - 17:30
Plenary

Advancing Mini-grids through Partnerships

Mini-grids Partnership

MODERATOR:
Steven Hunt Senior Energy and Innovation Advisor, UK Department for International Development

SPEAKERS:
Emily McAteer CEO and Co-Founder, Odyssey Energy Solutions
Daniel Schroth Advisor to the Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, African Development Bank
Jessica Stephens Global Coordinator, African Mini-Grid Developers Association
Sanusi Mohammed Ohiare Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund (REF), Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria
Ruchi Soni Manager of Energy Access, United Nations Foundation

16:00 - 17:30
Rossio

Last Mile First: Maximizing the Impacts of Energy Access on the SDGs

Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Clean Energy Access, CAFOD, International Institute for Environment & Development, Overseas Development Institute, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

MODERATOR:
Davida Wood Senior Associate, World Resources Institute (WRI)

SPEAKERS:
Carmen Dienst Project Coordinator, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Vivien Foster Global Lead for Energy Economics, Markets & Institutions, World Bank Group
Ben Garside Senior Researcher, Shaping Sustainable Markets, IIED
Julien Jacquot Director, GERES Expertise, GERES
Isaac Kiva Secretary for Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Kenya
Katrina Pielli Power Africa Senior Energy Advisor and Lead for Beyond the Grid, USAID
Andrew Scott Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute
Luc Severi Manager, Energy Access, United Nations Foundation
Rianne Teule Senior Advocacy Officer, Renewable Energy, SNV Netherlands Development Organization
Sarah Wykes Lead Analyst, Climate Change and Energy, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

16:00 - 17:30
Tejo

Unlocking Energy Efficiency Finance for High-Impact Areas

International Copper Alliance

MODERATOR:
Steve Kukoda Vice President/Executive Director, International Copper Alliance

SPEAKERS:
Lily Riahi Advisor on Sustainable Energy in Cities, UNEP
Ariel Yepez Energy Division Chief, Interamerican Development Bank
Mark Lister Acting Head of Programme, UNEP DTU Partnership, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency
Amadou Thierno Diallo Director Global Practice, Economic and Social Infrastructure, Islamic Development Bank

16:00 - 17:30
Alfama

Bioenergy for Africa: Catalyzing Improvements in Biomass Data for Better Policy and Resource Management

Sustainable Bioenergy Accelerator

MODERATOR:
Gerard J. Ostheimer Lead and Secretariat, Sustainable Energy for All Bioenergy Accelerator

SPEAKERS:
Jeff Skeer Senior Programme Officer for Technical Cooperation, International Renewable Energy Agency
Adam Brown Consultant
Atef Marzouk Interim Executive Director, African Energy Commission
Adrian Whiteman Head of Statistics, International Renewable Energy Agency
Ralph Ripken Senior Consultant, E4Tech
Tunji John Asaolu Chairperson of Social Affairs and Health Sub-Committee, African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council
Mekalia Paulos Aklilu Researcher- Climate Change, Energy & Development, UN Economic Commission for Africa
Olivier Dubois Senior Natural Resources Officer and Coordinator of the Energy Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization

17:30 - 17:40

Disruptive Voices

Innovations that are driving change

SPEAKER:
Per Heggenes Chief Executive Officer, IKEA Foundation

17:40 - 18:20

Interactive discussion with the audience

Audience members will have an opportunity to react to the messages of the day and offer additional insights.

Interaction Session:
This session will be facilitated by journalists from the ‘Voices of a Brighter Future’ competition, run by United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) to support stories of success in sustainable energy from the worlds least developed countries.

Introduction:
Heidi Schroderus-Fox Director, United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)

18:20 - 18:30

Closing day remarks

SPEAKER:
Fernando Medina Mayor, Lisboa

18:30

Reception

 

DAY 2: THURSDAY MAY 3, 2018

Scaling Solutions

8:00 - 9:00

Registration & coffee

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome and Open of Day 2

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

9:10 - 9:25

The Wake-Up Call

What are the necessary conditions enabling SDG7 innovations to take off fast and at scale? Is there a set of circumstances that make innovations more successful? How can success be broadened beyond borders to entire regions and continents?

OPENING KEYNOTE:
Michael Liebreich Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Liebreich Associates

9:25 - 9:45

Knowledge into Action

A conversation between practitioners on the nexus of the three objectives of SDG7. Practitioners will discuss how data is driving innovative actions on the ground as well as any hurdles preventing them from moving forward – how they are addressing these challenges and what they can learn from each other?

Part 1: SDG Enablers: Mobile, Finance and Energy

SPEAKERS:
Greta Bull Chief Executive Officer, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Thomas Gottschalk Chief Executive Officer, Mobisol

9:45 - 9:55

Disruptive Voices

Innovations that are driving change.

SPEAKER:
Cathy Zoi Co-founder and President, Odyssey

9:55 - 10:15

Knowledge into Action

Part 2: Utility of the Future

MODERATOR:
Rana Adib Executive Secretary, REN21

SPEAKERS:
Gilles Vermot Desroches Sustainability Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric
Alfredo Parres Group Senior Vice President, ABB

10:15 - 10:25

Disruptive Voices

Innovations that are driving change

SPEAKER:
Donald Sadoway Professor of Materials Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10:25 - 10:45

Knowledge into Action

Part 3: Cooling

SPEAKERS:
Jürgen Fischer President, Danfoss Cooling
Nithya Ramanathan Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Nexleaf Analytics

10:45 - 10:55

Disruptive Voices

Innovations that are driving change

SPEAKER:
Lorien Gamaroff Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bankymoon

11:00 - 11:15

Shine Announcement

11:15 - 11:45

Coffee & networking

11:45 - 13:00
Belém

The Deep Dive: Energy in Humanitarian Settings

Exploring how increasing numbers of refugees and displaced people are changing the way we think about the delivery of modern energy solutions. How do these impact the achievement of SDG7?

OPENING:
Sheila Oparaocha International Coordinator and Programme Manager, Energia

SPEAKERS:
Hon. Simon D'Ujanga Minister of State for Energy, Uganda
Andrew Harper Director, Division of Programme Support and Management, UNHCR
Michael Keating Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Somalia, United Nations
Tara Nathan Executive Vice President, Public Private Partnerships, MasterCard
Andreas Spiess CEO, SolarKiosk

11:45 - 13:00
Plenary

The Deep Dive: Financing the Transition

What are the different types of financing that are needed to move energy solutions faster and at scale? Are we making progress on these issues?

OPENING:
Mafalda Duarte Manager and Head, Climate Investment Funds

MODERATOR:
Daniel Klier Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

SPEAKERS:
Howard Bamsey Executive Director, Green Climate Fund
Audrey Desiderato Founder & Chief Operating Officer, SunFunder
Sam Parker Director, Shell Foundation
Teresa Ribeiro Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Portugal

11:45 - 13:00
Alfama

The Deep Dive: Catalyzing Decentralized Renewable Energy Markets

Explore the huge opportunities of burgeoning decentralized energy solutions. What’s needed to turn millions of customers into billions?

OPENING:
Ashvin Dayal Associate Vice President & Managing Director (Smart Power), The Rockefeller Foundation

MODERATOR:
Harish Hande Managing Director, SELCO India

SPEAKERS:
Isaac Kiva Secretary for Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Kenya
Meike van Ginneken Chief Executive Officer, SNV
Anya Cherneff Founder and Executive Director, Empower Generation
Felice Zaccheo Head of Unit Sustainable Energy and Climate Change at DG Internation Cooperation and Development, European Commission
Jaideep Bansal Energy Access Leader, Global Himalayan Expedition

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30
Tejo

Interactive Lunch- Blended Finance for SDG 7: Mobilizing Commercial Finance to Achieve Universal Energy Access Across Sub-Saharan Africa

The Global Impact Investing Network, Scaling Off-Grid Energy Grand Challenge for Development

Preregistration for this session is required and is limited to the first 120 registrations


Partner Working Sessions

These sessions are designed and organized by SEforALL partners, with the aim to catalyze action on specific issues that will enable progress on SDG7.

14:30 - 16:00
Belém

Promoting Gender Integration through Policy Reform

The Clinton Foundation, IUCN, Power Africa

MODERATOR:
Sheila Oparaocha International Coordinator and Programme Manager, Energia

SPEAKERS:
Ana Victoria Rojas Senior Energy Adviser, IUCN, Global Gender Office
Monica Maduekwe Programme Officer, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Charlotte Aubin Kalaidjian Founder and CEO, GreenWish Partners
Ellen Morris President and Founder, Sustainable Energy Solutions
Alexis Tubb Project Manager, Clinton Foundation
Karin Reiss UNIDO Sustainable Energy Expert, SACREEE
Iliyana Arnaudova Senior Policy and Development Specialist, RCREEE

14:30 - 16:00
Plenary

Driving Industrial Energy Efficiency through National Efforts

United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Carbon Trust

MODERATOR:
Tom Jennings Director, Policy and Markets, Carbon Trust

SPEAKERS:
Mohamed El Haouari Director of Energy Efficiency, Agence Marocaine pour l'efficaccite energetique (AMEE), Morocco
Santiago Creuheras Director General for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Ministry of Energy, Mexico
Carlos A. Principe Pires Director, Department of Energy, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil
Rana Ghoneim Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO

14:30 - 16:00
Rossio

Energizing Finance: Barriers and Opportunities to Unlock Finance for Energy Access

Climate Policy Initiative, Hivos Foundation, Practical Action

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

SPEAKERS:
Rita Poppe Advocacy Officer, Hivos
Andrew Reicher Board Chair, SunCulture
Lucy Stevens Senior Policy Adviser for Energy Access, Practical Action
Abyd Karmali Managing Director, Bank of America
Michael Hoelter Director of Sustainable Investment, Deutsche Bank Asset Management
Jessica Stephens Global Coordinator, African Mini-Grid Developers Association
Dimitry Gershenson Manager-Energy Access, Facebook
Marcel Raats Senior Energy Advsior, RVO.NL
Jill Marcari Principal, Omidyar Network
Najada Kumbuli Investment Director, Calvert Impact Capital
Tinashe Makoni Strategic Advisor, Africa GreenCo
Luis Costa Board Member, Get2C

14:30 - 16:00
Alfama

Cooling for All- Creating Markets for Sustainable Cooling Solutions

Sustainable Energy for All

MODERATOR:
Alan Miller Climate finance and policy specialist, Independent consultant

SPEAKERS:
Xiao Wang Programme Officer, Copenhagen Center on Energy Efficiency
Toby Peters Professor in Cold Economy, Birmingham University
Julia Panzer Director of Strategic Communications, Danfoss
Lily Riahi Advisor on Sustainable Cities, UN Environment
Heike Carl Zatterstrom Chief Communications Officer, Boson Energy
Clay Nesler Vice President, Global Sustainability and Industry Initiatives, Building Technologies and Solutions, Johnson Controls
Steve Kukoda Vice President/Executive Director, International Copper Alliance
Emma Stewart Director, Urban Efficiency & Climate, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

16:00 - 17:30
Plenary

From Words to Actions: How Are Businesses Delivering Sustainable Energy Solutions?

EDP

MODERATOR:
António Martins da Costa Executive Board Member, EDP

SPEAKERS:
Aaron Cheng President, PowerGen Renewable Energy
Agustín Delgado Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer, Iberdola
Jean-Michel Garrouteigt Sponsor of the Energy Program in the OMEA Division, Orange
Daniel Klier Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

16:00 - 17:30
Belém

Empowering Women: Pathways for Up-Scaling Women-Centric Approaches to Energy Access

ENERGIA, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Solar Sister, Value for Women, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

MODERATOR:
Fiona D. Wollensack Policy Advisor, Secretariat, Africa-EU Energy Partnership

SPEAKERS:
Soma Dutta Senior Technical Advisor, ENERGIA
Stephanie Finigan Manager of Operations, Value for Women
Chebet Lesan Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BrightGreen
Katherine Lucey Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Solar Sister
Rachel Mahmud Program Manager for Gender, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

16:00 - 17:30
Rossio

Energy and Health: Building Bridges

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, United Nations Foundation

SPEAKERS:
Maria Neira Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
Laura Stachel Executive Director and Co-Founder, We Care Solar
Joshua Rosenthal Senior Scientist, Fogarty International Center, U.S. National Institutes of Health
Jem Porcaro Senior Director of Energy Access, United Nations Foundation
Jonathan Phillips Director, Energy Access Project, Duke Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Neha Misra Co-Founder & Chief Collaboration Officer, Solar Sister
Aliysha Mayfield Senior Clinical Advisor on Strategy, Partners in Health
Robert MacIver Sustainable Energy Policy Adviser, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Abhishek Jain Senior Programme Lead, Council on Energy, Environment & Water, India
Richard Hughes Senior Program Advisor, Jhpiego
Inger Anette Sandvand Dahlen Senior Advisor for Renewable Energy, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
Håkan Björkman Manager, UNDP Global Fund Partnership
Donee Alexander Senior Director of Evidence and Impact, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Marcel Raats Senior Energy Advsior, RVO.NL

16:00 - 17:30
Tejo

Accelerating City Action for Global Impact

Building Efficiency Accelerator, District Energy Systems Accelerator, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

MODERATOR:
Clay Nesler Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls
Julia Panzer Director of Strategic Communications, Danfoss

SPEAKERS:
João Castanheira Chief Executive Officer, Climaespaço
Cristina Gamboa Chief Executive Officer, Colombia Green Building Council
Snjezana Glumac Head of Sector for Environmental Management, City Administration Secretariat for Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia
Maria del Pilar Restrepo Mesa Deputy Director Environment, Metropolitan Area of Aburra Valley, Government of Columbia

16:00 - 17:30
Alfama

Building capacity and coordination around energy systems planning and modelling

Department for International Development, UK

MODERATOR:
William Blyth Senior Research Fellow, UK Department for International Development

SPEAKERS:
Deb Chattopadhyay Power System Planning Group Lead, World Bank
Vijay Modi Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Infrastructure Programs, Millennium Villages Project, Earth Institute, Columdia University
Robert Nyamvumba Energy Division Manager, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
Elizabeth Press Director of Planning and Programme Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Daniel Schroth Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Africa Hub Coordinator, African Development Bank
Faruk Yusuf Yabo Renewable Energy and Rural Power Access, Ministry of Power, Nigeria, Assistant Director

17:30 - 18:15

Closing Session

CLOSING REMARKS:

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

SPEAKERS:
Bjarni Bjarnason Chief Executive Officer, Reykjavik Energy
Naoko Ishii Chief Executive Officer, Global Environment Facility
Upendra Tripathy Interim Director General, International Solar Alliance

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY MAY 2, 2018

Overcoming Challenges

8:00 - 9:00

Registration & coffee

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome and Open of the 2018 Sustainable Energy for All Forum

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

9:10 - 9:25

Introductory Remarks and Keynote

Every country, city and sector is approaching the energy transition with a unique set of issues. The pace and scale of strategies needed to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 and the Paris Agreement must be tailored to local contexts to ensure no one is left behind. Not only that, but achieving SDG7 is essential to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits for all. Open and honest discussion is needed to address remaining challenges and unmet needs.

WELCOME REMARKS AND INTRODUCTION TO KEYNOTE:

António Luís Guerra Nunes Mexia, CEO of Energias de Portugal (EDP)

OPENING KEYNOTE:

Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, United Nations Secretary General (video address)

9:30 - 10:00

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report

The panelists will present the findings from the SDG7 Tracking Report, including an update on progress – and challenges – on energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

OPENING:
Riccardo Puliti Senior Director and Head of the Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice, World Bank Group

SPEAKERS:
Laura Cozzi Head of the Energy Demand Outlook Division, International Energy Agency
Vivien Foster Global Lead for Energy Economics, Markets & Institutions, World Bank Group
Maria Neira Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
Elizabeth Press Director of Planning and Programme Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

10:00 - 10:10

The Wake-Up Call

SEforALL insights on SDG7 trends and data from the 2018 Global Tracking Framework as well as the challenges around meeting SDG 7, specifically: energy for all; clean cooking fuels for all; expansion of energy efficiency measures in all end-use sectors; and, deploying renewable energy for heating and cooling applications. What’s needed from this Forum and beyond?

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

10:10 - 11:10

Knowledge into Action - Policy Matters

Discussion with government leaders on challenges in meeting SDG and climate goals. Leaders will reflect on the opening sessions remarks – do they resonate with them – or not? How do they see trends differently? What policies are they pursuing and what challenges remain? Who is at risk of being left behind and what are the solutions?

MODERATOR:
Elizabeth Littlefield Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group / former Chief Executive Officer of OPIC, Albright Stonebridge Group

SPEAKERS:
H.E. João Pedro Matos Fernandes Minister of Environment, Portugal
Hon. Germaine Kamayirese Minister of State for Energy, Water and Sanitation, Rwanda
Masamichi Kono Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
Hon. Dr. Gale T C Rigobert Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia
Leonardo Beltran Rodriquez Deputy Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, Mexico

11:10 - 11:20

Opening of Market Place

Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish Director General, OFID

11:20 - 11:50

Coffee & networking

11:50 - 13:00
Plenary

The Deep Dive: Electricity for All in Sub-Saharan Africa

What will it take to close the electricity gap for 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030? What’s working and what isn’t?

OPENING:
Shegun Bakari Advisor to President of Togo, Togo

MODERATOR:
James Irungu Mwangi Executive Director, Dalberg Group

SPEAKERS:
Felix Bikpo Chief Executive Officer, African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Andrew Herscowitz Coordinator, Power Africa - USAID
Kristina Skierka Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Power for All
Nthabiseng Mosia Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, Azimuth | Easy Solar
Philippe Miquel CEO Western & Central Africa, ENGIE

11:50 - 13:00
Belém

The Deep Dive: Clean Fuels for All

Big market solutions are needed to provide 3 billion people with clean cooking access by 2030. How do we go about achieving this?

OPENING:
Carola van Rijnsoever Director of Inclusive Green Growth and Ambassador for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

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:
Bessem Enonchong Country Director-Cameroon, Global LPG Partnership(GLPGP)
Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Ghana
Greg Murray Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KOKO Networks
Eric Reynolds Chief Executive Officer, Inyenyeri
Dymphna van der Lans Chief Executive Officer, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

11:50 - 13:00
Alfama

The Deep Dive: Cooling for All

How do we address the challenges around providing access to cooling across multiple sectors?

MODERATOR:
Toby Peters Professor in Cold Economy, Birmingham University

SPEAKERS:
Nithya Ramanathan Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Nexleaf Analytics
Maria Neira Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
Andrea Voigt Director General, European Partnership for Energy and the Environment
Fatih Özkadı Global Head of Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, Arçelik Group

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30
Tejo

Interactive Lunch- Addressing SDGs 5 and 7: Gender Inclusive Investing in Clean Energy

Calvert Impact Capital

Preregistration for this session is required and is limited to the first 120 registrations


Partner Working Sessions

These sessions are designed and organized by SEforALL partners, with the aim to catalyze action on specific issues that will enable progress on SDG7.

14:30 - 16:00
Belém

The Energy Access Dividend- Data that Informs and Influences

Power for All

MODERATOR:
Rebekah Shirley Director of Research, Power for All

SPEAKERS:
Leslie Labruto Associate Director of Global Energy, Acumen
Marc Jeuland Associate Professor of Public Policy and Global Health, Duke University
Vivian Vendeirinho Founder and Managing Director, RVE.SOL
Linda Davis Director of Partnerships, wPOWER Hub
Heather Adair-Rohani Team Leader on Household Energy and Health, World Health Organization

14:30 - 16:00
Plenary

Data that Drives SDG 7: Emerging Findings from the Global Energy Access Survey

World Bank Group

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

SPEAKERS:
Riccardo Puliti Senior Director and Head of the Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice, World Bank Group
Dana Rysankova Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
Elisa Portale Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
Hon. Germaine Kamayirese Minister of State for Energy, Water and Sanitation, Rwanda
Carola van Rijnsoever Director of Inclusive Green Growth and Ambassador for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Zhihong Zhang Senior Program Coordinator, Climate Investment Funds, World Bank Group
Annemarije Kooijman- van Dijk Coordinator of Gender and Energy Research Programme, ENERGIA

14:30 - 16:00
Rossio

Green Transport: Vote for a Clean and Efficient Transport Future

FIA Foundation, REN21

MODERATOR:
Rana Adib Executive Secretary, REN21

SPEAKERS:
Georgina Grenon Director, 100% Renewable Energy Solutions, ENGIE
Sheila Watson Deputy Director, Director of Environment and Research, FIA Foundation
Lillian Dale Vice President Business Development, Statkraft
Manlio F. Coviello Chief of Natural Resources and Energy, United Nations Economic regional Commission of Latin America (ECLAC)
Laura Cozzi Head of the Energy Demand Outlook Division, International Energy Agency

14:30 - 16:00
Alfama

Clean Cooking Fuels for All: Moving Beyond the Improved Stove

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, The Global LPG Partnership, Hivos Foundation, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, WORLD LPG ASSOCIATION, ZENGO, Free the Marginalized Women Advocates

SPEAKER:
Richenda Van Leeuwen Chair, International Institutions, Global LPG Partnership

16:00 - 17:30
Belém

Enabling Jobs with Energy- Opportunities, Challenges and Ongoing Activities

Africa-EU Energy Partnership

SPEAKERS:
Felice Zaccheo Head of Unit Sustainable Energy and Climate Change at DG Internation Cooperation and Development, European Commission
Karin Reiss UNIDO Sustainable Energy Expert, SACREEE
Mosad Elmissiry Senior Energy Advisor to CEO, New Partnership for Africa's Development
Farai Evans Chabata Entrepreneur, President, Youth in Energy
Rebecca Symington Executive Director and Trustee, Mlinda Foundation

16:00 - 17:30
Plenary

Advancing Mini-grids through Partnerships

Mini-grids Partnership

MODERATOR:
Steven Hunt Senior Energy and Innovation Advisor, UK Department for International Development

SPEAKERS:
Emily McAteer CEO and Co-Founder, Odyssey Energy Solutions
Daniel Schroth Advisor to the Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, African Development Bank
Jessica Stephens Global Coordinator, African Mini-Grid Developers Association
Sanusi Mohammed Ohiare Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund (REF), Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria
Ruchi Soni Manager of Energy Access, United Nations Foundation

16:00 - 17:30
Rossio

Last Mile First: Maximizing the Impacts of Energy Access on the SDGs

Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Clean Energy Access, CAFOD, International Institute for Environment & Development, Overseas Development Institute, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

MODERATOR:
Davida Wood Senior Associate, World Resources Institute (WRI)

SPEAKERS:
Carmen Dienst Project Coordinator, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Vivien Foster Global Lead for Energy Economics, Markets & Institutions, World Bank Group
Ben Garside Senior Researcher, Shaping Sustainable Markets, IIED
Julien Jacquot Director, GERES Expertise, GERES
Isaac Kiva Secretary for Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Kenya
Katrina Pielli Power Africa Senior Energy Advisor and Lead for Beyond the Grid, USAID
Andrew Scott Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute
Luc Severi Manager, Energy Access, United Nations Foundation
Rianne Teule Senior Advocacy Officer, Renewable Energy, SNV Netherlands Development Organization
Sarah Wykes Lead Analyst, Climate Change and Energy, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

16:00 - 17:30
Tejo

Unlocking Energy Efficiency Finance for High-Impact Areas

International Copper Alliance

MODERATOR:
Steve Kukoda Vice President/Executive Director, International Copper Alliance

SPEAKERS:
Lily Riahi Advisor on Sustainable Energy in Cities, UNEP
Ariel Yepez Energy Division Chief, Interamerican Development Bank
Mark Lister Acting Head of Programme, UNEP DTU Partnership, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency
Amadou Thierno Diallo Director Global Practice, Economic and Social Infrastructure, Islamic Development Bank

16:00 - 17:30
Alfama

Bioenergy for Africa: Catalyzing Improvements in Biomass Data for Better Policy and Resource Management

Sustainable Bioenergy Accelerator

MODERATOR:
Gerard J. Ostheimer Lead and Secretariat, Sustainable Energy for All Bioenergy Accelerator

SPEAKERS:
Jeff Skeer Senior Programme Officer for Technical Cooperation, International Renewable Energy Agency
Adam Brown Consultant
Atef Marzouk Interim Executive Director, African Energy Commission
Adrian Whiteman Head of Statistics, International Renewable Energy Agency
Ralph Ripken Senior Consultant, E4Tech
Tunji John Asaolu Chairperson of Social Affairs and Health Sub-Committee, African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council
Mekalia Paulos Aklilu Researcher- Climate Change, Energy & Development, UN Economic Commission for Africa
Olivier Dubois Senior Natural Resources Officer and Coordinator of the Energy Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization

17:30 - 17:40

Disruptive Voices

Innovations that are driving change

SPEAKER:
Per Heggenes Chief Executive Officer, IKEA Foundation

17:40 - 18:20

Interactive discussion with the audience

Audience members will have an opportunity to react to the messages of the day and offer additional insights.

Interaction Session:
This session will be facilitated by journalists from the ‘Voices of a Brighter Future’ competition, run by United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) to support stories of success in sustainable energy from the worlds least developed countries.

Introduction:
Heidi Schroderus-Fox Director, United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)

18:20 - 18:30

Closing day remarks

SPEAKER:
Fernando Medina Mayor, Lisboa

18:30

Reception

DAY 2: THURSDAY MAY 3, 2018

Scaling Solutions

8:00 - 9:00

Registration & coffee

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome and Open of Day 2

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

9:10 - 9:25

The Wake-Up Call

What are the necessary conditions enabling SDG7 innovations to take off fast and at scale? Is there a set of circumstances that make innovations more successful? How can success be broadened beyond borders to entire regions and continents?

OPENING KEYNOTE:
Michael Liebreich Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Liebreich Associates

9:25 - 9:45

Knowledge into Action

A conversation between practitioners on the nexus of the three objectives of SDG7. Practitioners will discuss how data is driving innovative actions on the ground as well as any hurdles preventing them from moving forward – how they are addressing these challenges and what they can learn from each other?

Part 1: SDG Enablers: Mobile, Finance and Energy

SPEAKERS:
Greta Bull Chief Executive Officer, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Thomas Gottschalk Chief Executive Officer, Mobisol

9:45 - 9:55

Disruptive Voices

Innovations that are driving change.

SPEAKER:
Cathy Zoi Co-founder and President, Odyssey

9:55 - 10:15

Knowledge into Action

Part 2: Utility of the Future

MODERATOR:
Rana Adib Executive Secretary, REN21

SPEAKERS:
Gilles Vermot Desroches Sustainability Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric
Alfredo Parres Group Senior Vice President, ABB

10:15 - 10:25

Disruptive Voices

Innovations that are driving change

SPEAKER:
Donald Sadoway Professor of Materials Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10:25 - 10:45

Knowledge into Action

Part 3: Cooling

SPEAKERS:
Jürgen Fischer President, Danfoss Cooling
Nithya Ramanathan Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Nexleaf Analytics

10:45 - 10:55

Disruptive Voices

Innovations that are driving change

SPEAKER:
Lorien Gamaroff Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bankymoon

11:00 - 11:15

Shine Announcement

11:15 - 11:45

Coffee & networking

11:45 - 13:00
Belém

The Deep Dive: Energy in Humanitarian Settings

Exploring how increasing numbers of refugees and displaced people are changing the way we think about the delivery of modern energy solutions. How do these impact the achievement of SDG7?

OPENING:
Sheila Oparaocha International Coordinator and Programme Manager, Energia

SPEAKERS:
Hon. Simon D'Ujanga Minister of State for Energy, Uganda
Andrew Harper Director, Division of Programme Support and Management, UNHCR
Michael Keating Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Somalia, United Nations
Tara Nathan Executive Vice President, Public Private Partnerships, MasterCard
Andreas Spiess CEO, SolarKiosk

11:45 - 13:00
Plenary

The Deep Dive: Financing the Transition

What are the different types of financing that are needed to move energy solutions faster and at scale? Are we making progress on these issues?

OPENING:
Mafalda Duarte Manager and Head, Climate Investment Funds

MODERATOR:
Daniel Klier Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

SPEAKERS:
Howard Bamsey Executive Director, Green Climate Fund
Audrey Desiderato Founder & Chief Operating Officer, SunFunder
Sam Parker Director, Shell Foundation
Teresa Ribeiro Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Portugal

11:45 - 13:00
Alfama

The Deep Dive: Catalyzing Decentralized Renewable Energy Markets

Explore the huge opportunities of burgeoning decentralized energy solutions. What’s needed to turn millions of customers into billions?

OPENING:
Ashvin Dayal Associate Vice President & Managing Director (Smart Power), The Rockefeller Foundation

MODERATOR:
Harish Hande Managing Director, SELCO India

SPEAKERS:
Isaac Kiva Secretary for Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Kenya
Meike van Ginneken Chief Executive Officer, SNV
Anya Cherneff Founder and Executive Director, Empower Generation
Felice Zaccheo Head of Unit Sustainable Energy and Climate Change at DG Internation Cooperation and Development, European Commission
Jaideep Bansal Energy Access Leader, Global Himalayan Expedition

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30
Tejo

Interactive Lunch- Blended Finance for SDG 7: Mobilizing Commercial Finance to Achieve Universal Energy Access Across Sub-Saharan Africa

The Global Impact Investing Network, Scaling Off-Grid Energy Grand Challenge for Development

Preregistration for this session is required and is limited to the first 120 registrations


Partner Working Sessions

These sessions are designed and organized by SEforALL partners, with the aim to catalyze action on specific issues that will enable progress on SDG7.

14:30 - 16:00
Belém

Promoting Gender Integration through Policy Reform

The Clinton Foundation, IUCN, Power Africa

MODERATOR:
Sheila Oparaocha International Coordinator and Programme Manager, Energia

SPEAKERS:
Ana Victoria Rojas Senior Energy Adviser, IUCN, Global Gender Office
Monica Maduekwe Programme Officer, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Charlotte Aubin Kalaidjian Founder and CEO, GreenWish Partners
Ellen Morris President and Founder, Sustainable Energy Solutions
Alexis Tubb Project Manager, Clinton Foundation
Karin Reiss UNIDO Sustainable Energy Expert, SACREEE
Iliyana Arnaudova Senior Policy and Development Specialist, RCREEE

14:30 - 16:00
Plenary

Driving Industrial Energy Efficiency through National Efforts

United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Carbon Trust

MODERATOR:
Tom Jennings Director, Policy and Markets, Carbon Trust

SPEAKERS:
Mohamed El Haouari Director of Energy Efficiency, Agence Marocaine pour l'efficaccite energetique (AMEE), Morocco
Santiago Creuheras Director General for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Ministry of Energy, Mexico
Carlos A. Principe Pires Director, Department of Energy, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil
Rana Ghoneim Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO

14:30 - 16:00
Rossio

Energizing Finance: Barriers and Opportunities to Unlock Finance for Energy Access

Climate Policy Initiative, Hivos Foundation, Practical Action

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

SPEAKERS:
Rita Poppe Advocacy Officer, Hivos
Andrew Reicher Board Chair, SunCulture
Lucy Stevens Senior Policy Adviser for Energy Access, Practical Action
Abyd Karmali Managing Director, Bank of America
Michael Hoelter Director of Sustainable Investment, Deutsche Bank Asset Management
Jessica Stephens Global Coordinator, African Mini-Grid Developers Association
Dimitry Gershenson Manager-Energy Access, Facebook
Marcel Raats Senior Energy Advsior, RVO.NL
Jill Marcari Principal, Omidyar Network
Najada Kumbuli Investment Director, Calvert Impact Capital
Tinashe Makoni Strategic Advisor, Africa GreenCo
Luis Costa Board Member, Get2C

14:30 - 16:00
Alfama

Cooling for All- Creating Markets for Sustainable Cooling Solutions

Sustainable Energy for All

MODERATOR:
Alan Miller Climate finance and policy specialist, Independent consultant

SPEAKERS:
Xiao Wang Programme Officer, Copenhagen Center on Energy Efficiency
Toby Peters Professor in Cold Economy, Birmingham University
Julia Panzer Director of Strategic Communications, Danfoss
Lily Riahi Advisor on Sustainable Cities, UN Environment
Heike Carl Zatterstrom Chief Communications Officer, Boson Energy
Clay Nesler Vice President, Global Sustainability and Industry Initiatives, Building Technologies and Solutions, Johnson Controls
Steve Kukoda Vice President/Executive Director, International Copper Alliance
Emma Stewart Director, Urban Efficiency & Climate, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

16:00 - 17:30
Plenary

From Words to Actions: How Are Businesses Delivering Sustainable Energy Solutions?

EDP

MODERATOR:
António Martins da Costa Executive Board Member, EDP

SPEAKERS:
Aaron Cheng President, PowerGen Renewable Energy
Agustín Delgado Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer, Iberdola
Jean-Michel Garrouteigt Sponsor of the Energy Program in the OMEA Division, Orange
Daniel Klier Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

16:00 - 17:30
Belém

Empowering Women: Pathways for Up-Scaling Women-Centric Approaches to Energy Access

ENERGIA, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Solar Sister, Value for Women, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

MODERATOR:
Fiona D. Wollensack Policy Advisor, Secretariat, Africa-EU Energy Partnership

SPEAKERS:
Soma Dutta Senior Technical Advisor, ENERGIA
Stephanie Finigan Manager of Operations, Value for Women
Chebet Lesan Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BrightGreen
Katherine Lucey Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Solar Sister
Rachel Mahmud Program Manager for Gender, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

16:00 - 17:30
Rossio

Energy and Health: Building Bridges

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, United Nations Foundation

SPEAKERS:
Maria Neira Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
Laura Stachel Executive Director and Co-Founder, We Care Solar
Joshua Rosenthal Senior Scientist, Fogarty International Center, U.S. National Institutes of Health
Jem Porcaro Senior Director of Energy Access, United Nations Foundation
Jonathan Phillips Director, Energy Access Project, Duke Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Neha Misra Co-Founder & Chief Collaboration Officer, Solar Sister
Aliysha Mayfield Senior Clinical Advisor on Strategy, Partners in Health
Robert MacIver Sustainable Energy Policy Adviser, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Abhishek Jain Senior Programme Lead, Council on Energy, Environment & Water, India
Richard Hughes Senior Program Advisor, Jhpiego
Inger Anette Sandvand Dahlen Senior Advisor for Renewable Energy, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
Håkan Björkman Manager, UNDP Global Fund Partnership
Donee Alexander Senior Director of Evidence and Impact, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Marcel Raats Senior Energy Advsior, RVO.NL

16:00 - 17:30
Tejo

Accelerating City Action for Global Impact

Building Efficiency Accelerator, District Energy Systems Accelerator, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

MODERATOR:
Clay Nesler Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls
Julia Panzer Director of Strategic Communications, Danfoss

SPEAKERS:
João Castanheira Chief Executive Officer, Climaespaço
Cristina Gamboa Chief Executive Officer, Colombia Green Building Council
Snjezana Glumac Head of Sector for Environmental Management, City Administration Secretariat for Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia
Maria del Pilar Restrepo Mesa Deputy Director Environment, Metropolitan Area of Aburra Valley, Government of Columbia

16:00 - 17:30
Alfama

Building capacity and coordination around energy systems planning and modelling

Department for International Development, UK

MODERATOR:
William Blyth Senior Research Fellow, UK Department for International Development

SPEAKERS:
Deb Chattopadhyay Power System Planning Group Lead, World Bank
Vijay Modi Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Infrastructure Programs, Millennium Villages Project, Earth Institute, Columdia University
Robert Nyamvumba Energy Division Manager, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
Elizabeth Press Director of Planning and Programme Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Daniel Schroth Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Africa Hub Coordinator, African Development Bank
Faruk Yusuf Yabo Renewable Energy and Rural Power Access, Ministry of Power, Nigeria, Assistant Director

17:30 - 18:15

Closing Session

CLOSING REMARKS:

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

SPEAKERS:
Bjarni Bjarnason Chief Executive Officer, Reykjavik Energy
Naoko Ishii Chief Executive Officer, Global Environment Facility
Upendra Tripathy Interim Director General, International Solar Alliance