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

Wednesday, April 5th: 13:45 - 14:45 - Main Stage

HOST: 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.

Molly Hurley-Dépret Policy Manager Smart Villages Initiative
Dr. Marc Antoine Archer Chairman Observatoire Haitien de l’Energie-ObservEH
Alfonso Guevara Chota District Mayor Napo
Gregory Etienne Mayor of Pilate Haiti
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