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

Wednesday, April 5th: 13:45 - 14:45 - Building 313

HOST: 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. 

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