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

Tuesday, April 4th: 16:45 - 17:45 - Mezzanine

HOST: 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).

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
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