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Global Conference on Rural Energy Access: A Nexus Approach to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication
4 Dec 2013 - 6 Dec 2013
Economic Commission for Africa Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
As part of the follow up to the 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), in collaboration with Sustainable Energy for All, UN-Energy and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), organized this important event.

The main objective of the Conference was to provide an opportunity to strengthen capacities on policy, technical and entrepreneurial approaches to rural energy access for eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development in rural communities. More specific objectives include:

• Promoting dialogue among practitioners, experts, donors and policy-makers to facilitate closer cooperation on rural energy access;
• Assessing potential integrated policy options to address rural energy and to identify synergies that can be realized from the links between energy and other development factors including health, education, economic growth, gender, water and food security;
• Discussing ways to apply models and practices to allow the scaling up of the use of clean cookstoves and stand-alone renewable energy systems;
• Identifying best practices and lessons learned and sharing international and country-level experiences in rural energy-access development;
• Assisting participants in identifying relevant renewable energy products, systems and services for rural communities; and
• Supporting the Rio+20 follow-up process and the post-2015 development agenda.

The emphasis was on stand-alone electricity systems and advanced cookstoves.

Statements & Presentations

Number of statements/presentations: 143

Session 1: Leadership for Rural Energy Access High-Level Panel
Sustainable Energy for All
Ms. Susan McDade, Country Action Team Leader, SE4All
Sub-session 2: International Cooperation
The nexus between energy and health in rural areas
Dr Carlos Dora, Co-ordinator, Department of Public Health and Environment
Sub-session 2: International Cooperation
The nexus between energy and health in rural areas
Dr Carlos Dora, Co-ordinator, Department of Public Health and Environment
Session 2: A Nexus Approach to Rural Energy Access
Sub-session 1: Enabling Sustainable Development
Sub-session 2: Realizing the Synergies
Bringing Israeli Innovation to African Villages
Dr. Samson Wamani, Health Development Officer, Innovation: Africa
At Innovation Africa we understand that without energy there is:
Dr. Samson Wamani, Health Development Officer, Innovation: Africa
Energy and Water Nexus
Vincent Kitio, Chief, Urban Energy Unit, Urban Basic Services Branch
Sub-session 2: Realizing the Synergies
Bringing Israeli Innovation to African Villages
Dr. Samson Wamani, Health Development Officer, Innovation: Africa
At Innovation Africa we understand that without energy there is:
Dr. Samson Wamani, Health Development Officer, Innovation: Africa
Energy and Water Nexus
Vincent Kitio, Chief, Urban Energy Unit, Urban Basic Services Branch
Sub-session 2: Realizing the Synergies
Bringing Israeli Innovation to African Villages
Dr. Samson Wamani, Health Development Officer, Innovation: Africa
At Innovation Africa we understand that without energy there is:
Dr. Samson Wamani, Health Development Officer, Innovation: Africa
Energy and Water Nexus
Vincent Kitio, Chief, Urban Energy Unit, Urban Basic Services Branch
Sub-session 2: Realizing the Synergies
Bringing Israeli Innovation to African Villages
Dr. Samson Wamani, Health Development Officer, Innovation: Africa
At Innovation Africa we understand that without energy there is:
Dr. Samson Wamani, Health Development Officer, Innovation: Africa
Energy and Water Nexus
Vincent Kitio, Chief, Urban Energy Unit, Urban Basic Services Branch
Session 3: National, Regional and Global Programmes for Rural Energy Access
Sub-session 1: African Energy Access Programmes
Mainstreaming African Bioenergy Framework and Policy Guidelines
Monga Mehlwana, Industrialisation & Infrastructure, Regional Integration & Trade Division
The African Rural Energy Enterprise Development (AREED) Programme
Prof Francis Yamba, Director, CEEZ Zambia
The Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme between Africa and the EU
Mr. Crispin Zana, EUEI PDF , Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)
Sub-session 1: African Energy Access Programmes
Mainstreaming African Bioenergy Framework and Policy Guidelines
Monga Mehlwana, Industrialisation & Infrastructure, Regional Integration & Trade Division
The African Rural Energy Enterprise Development (AREED) Programme
Prof Francis Yamba, Director, CEEZ Zambia
The Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme between Africa and the EU
Mr. Crispin Zana, EUEI PDF , Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)
Sub-session 1: African Energy Access Programmes
Mainstreaming African Bioenergy Framework and Policy Guidelines
Monga Mehlwana, Industrialisation & Infrastructure, Regional Integration & Trade Division
The African Rural Energy Enterprise Development (AREED) Programme
Prof Francis Yamba, Director, CEEZ Zambia
The Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme between Africa and the EU
Mr. Crispin Zana, EUEI PDF , Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)
Sub-session 1: African Energy Access Programmes
Mainstreaming African Bioenergy Framework and Policy Guidelines
Monga Mehlwana, Industrialisation & Infrastructure, Regional Integration & Trade Division
The African Rural Energy Enterprise Development (AREED) Programme
Prof Francis Yamba, Director, CEEZ Zambia
The Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme between Africa and the EU
Mr. Crispin Zana, EUEI PDF , Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)
Sub-session 2: International Energy Access Programmes
IEC Family in Africa
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
IEC Family in Africa - Key Messages
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
Enhanced Rural Energy Access by Partnerships (5Ps) in Asia and The Pacific
Dr. Hongpeng Liu, Chief, Energy Security and Water Resources Section
An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
Paper on An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
The Challenge to Universal Access in Bolivia
Mr. Miguel Fernández F., ENERGETICA
Renewable Energy Policies and Initiatives to Reduce Energy Poverty in Nepal
Prof Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel, Executive Director
Sub-session 2: International Energy Access Programmes
IEC Family in Africa
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
IEC Family in Africa - Key Messages
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
Enhanced Rural Energy Access by Partnerships (5Ps) in Asia and The Pacific
Dr. Hongpeng Liu, Chief, Energy Security and Water Resources Section
An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
Paper on An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
The Challenge to Universal Access in Bolivia
Mr. Miguel Fernández F., ENERGETICA
Renewable Energy Policies and Initiatives to Reduce Energy Poverty in Nepal
Prof Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel, Executive Director
Sub-session 2: International Energy Access Programmes
IEC Family in Africa
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
IEC Family in Africa - Key Messages
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
Enhanced Rural Energy Access by Partnerships (5Ps) in Asia and The Pacific
Dr. Hongpeng Liu, Chief, Energy Security and Water Resources Section
An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
Paper on An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
The Challenge to Universal Access in Bolivia
Mr. Miguel Fernández F., ENERGETICA
Renewable Energy Policies and Initiatives to Reduce Energy Poverty in Nepal
Prof Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel, Executive Director
Sub-session 2: International Energy Access Programmes
IEC Family in Africa
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
IEC Family in Africa - Key Messages
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
Enhanced Rural Energy Access by Partnerships (5Ps) in Asia and The Pacific
Dr. Hongpeng Liu, Chief, Energy Security and Water Resources Section
An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
Paper on An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
The Challenge to Universal Access in Bolivia
Mr. Miguel Fernández F., ENERGETICA
Renewable Energy Policies and Initiatives to Reduce Energy Poverty in Nepal
Prof Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel, Executive Director
Sub-session 2: International Energy Access Programmes
IEC Family in Africa
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
IEC Family in Africa - Key Messages
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
Enhanced Rural Energy Access by Partnerships (5Ps) in Asia and The Pacific
Dr. Hongpeng Liu, Chief, Energy Security and Water Resources Section
An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
Paper on An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
The Challenge to Universal Access in Bolivia
Mr. Miguel Fernández F., ENERGETICA
Renewable Energy Policies and Initiatives to Reduce Energy Poverty in Nepal
Prof Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel, Executive Director
Sub-session 2: International Energy Access Programmes
IEC Family in Africa
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
IEC Family in Africa - Key Messages
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
Enhanced Rural Energy Access by Partnerships (5Ps) in Asia and The Pacific
Dr. Hongpeng Liu, Chief, Energy Security and Water Resources Section
An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
Paper on An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
The Challenge to Universal Access in Bolivia
Mr. Miguel Fernández F., ENERGETICA
Renewable Energy Policies and Initiatives to Reduce Energy Poverty in Nepal
Prof Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel, Executive Director
Sub-session 2: International Energy Access Programmes
IEC Family in Africa
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
IEC Family in Africa - Key Messages
Mr. Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission
Enhanced Rural Energy Access by Partnerships (5Ps) in Asia and The Pacific
Dr. Hongpeng Liu, Chief, Energy Security and Water Resources Section
An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
Paper on An Innovative Financing Mechanism: Creating Access to Renewable Energy for Rural People of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
The Challenge to Universal Access in Bolivia
Mr. Miguel Fernández F., ENERGETICA
Renewable Energy Policies and Initiatives to Reduce Energy Poverty in Nepal
Prof Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel, Executive Director
Session 4: Enabling Factors for Providing Modern Energy Services for Rural Areas
Sub-session 1: Setting the Stage and Catalyzing the Local Value Chain
Modern Energy Services for Rural Areas – Enabling Factors
Dr. Venkata Putti, Energy Access Program Leader, ESMAP
Catalyzing Rural Energy Access - Kenyan experience
Ms. Anna Ingwe, Energising Development, Kenya Country Programme
Mobile Enabled Offgrid Electrification
Allan Demello, Managing Director, Mobisol GmbH
Value Chain of Pico PV Systems
Prof. Peter Adelmann, Institute id-eee
Sub-session 1: Setting the Stage and Catalyzing the Local Value Chain
Modern Energy Services for Rural Areas – Enabling Factors
Dr. Venkata Putti, Energy Access Program Leader, ESMAP
Catalyzing Rural Energy Access - Kenyan experience
Ms. Anna Ingwe, Energising Development, Kenya Country Programme
Mobile Enabled Offgrid Electrification
Allan Demello, Managing Director, Mobisol GmbH
Value Chain of Pico PV Systems
Prof. Peter Adelmann, Institute id-eee
Sub-session 1: Setting the Stage and Catalyzing the Local Value Chain
Modern Energy Services for Rural Areas – Enabling Factors
Dr. Venkata Putti, Energy Access Program Leader, ESMAP
Catalyzing Rural Energy Access - Kenyan experience
Ms. Anna Ingwe, Energising Development, Kenya Country Programme
Mobile Enabled Offgrid Electrification
Allan Demello, Managing Director, Mobisol GmbH
Value Chain of Pico PV Systems
Prof. Peter Adelmann, Institute id-eee
Sub-session 1: Setting the Stage and Catalyzing the Local Value Chain
Modern Energy Services for Rural Areas – Enabling Factors
Dr. Venkata Putti, Energy Access Program Leader, ESMAP
Catalyzing Rural Energy Access - Kenyan experience
Ms. Anna Ingwe, Energising Development, Kenya Country Programme
Mobile Enabled Offgrid Electrification
Allan Demello, Managing Director, Mobisol GmbH
Value Chain of Pico PV Systems
Prof. Peter Adelmann, Institute id-eee
Sub-session 2: Financing Rural Energy Access and Forming the Policy and Regulatory Framework
IDCOL Solar Home System Program
Mr. Nazmul Haque, Director and Head of Investment , IDCOL Bangladesh
Small Hydropower in Rwanda
Dr. Ivan Twagirashema, Chairman of the Private Energy Federation
Financing Rural Electrification
Dr. Daniel Schroth, Energy Specialist, AfDB
The Mini-Grid Policy Toolkit
Mr. Michael Franz, Project Manager, EUEI PDF
Forming the Policy and Regulatory Framework for Mini-grids
Eng. Simbarashe Mangwengwende, Economic Consulting
Associates
Enabling factors for providing modern energy services to rural areas
Mr. Ernesto Macías, President of Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
Sub-session 2: Financing Rural Energy Access and Forming the Policy and Regulatory Framework
IDCOL Solar Home System Program
Mr. Nazmul Haque, Director and Head of Investment , IDCOL Bangladesh
Small Hydropower in Rwanda
Dr. Ivan Twagirashema, Chairman of the Private Energy Federation
Financing Rural Electrification
Dr. Daniel Schroth, Energy Specialist, AfDB
The Mini-Grid Policy Toolkit
Mr. Michael Franz, Project Manager, EUEI PDF
Forming the Policy and Regulatory Framework for Mini-grids
Eng. Simbarashe Mangwengwende, Economic Consulting
Associates
Enabling factors for providing modern energy services to rural areas
Mr. Ernesto Macías, President of Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
Sub-session 2: Financing Rural Energy Access and Forming the Policy and Regulatory Framework
IDCOL Solar Home System Program
Mr. Nazmul Haque, Director and Head of Investment , IDCOL Bangladesh
Small Hydropower in Rwanda
Dr. Ivan Twagirashema, Chairman of the Private Energy Federation
Financing Rural Electrification
Dr. Daniel Schroth, Energy Specialist, AfDB
The Mini-Grid Policy Toolkit
Mr. Michael Franz, Project Manager, EUEI PDF
Forming the Policy and Regulatory Framework for Mini-grids
Eng. Simbarashe Mangwengwende, Economic Consulting
Associates
Enabling factors for providing modern energy services to rural areas
Mr. Ernesto Macías, President of Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
Sub-session 2: Financing Rural Energy Access and Forming the Policy and Regulatory Framework
IDCOL Solar Home System Program
Mr. Nazmul Haque, Director and Head of Investment , IDCOL Bangladesh
Small Hydropower in Rwanda
Dr. Ivan Twagirashema, Chairman of the Private Energy Federation
Financing Rural Electrification
Dr. Daniel Schroth, Energy Specialist, AfDB
The Mini-Grid Policy Toolkit
Mr. Michael Franz, Project Manager, EUEI PDF
Forming the Policy and Regulatory Framework for Mini-grids
Eng. Simbarashe Mangwengwende, Economic Consulting
Associates
Enabling factors for providing modern energy services to rural areas
Mr. Ernesto Macías, President of Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
Sub-session 2: Financing Rural Energy Access and Forming the Policy and Regulatory Framework
IDCOL Solar Home System Program
Mr. Nazmul Haque, Director and Head of Investment , IDCOL Bangladesh
Small Hydropower in Rwanda
Dr. Ivan Twagirashema, Chairman of the Private Energy Federation
Financing Rural Electrification
Dr. Daniel Schroth, Energy Specialist, AfDB
The Mini-Grid Policy Toolkit
Mr. Michael Franz, Project Manager, EUEI PDF
Forming the Policy and Regulatory Framework for Mini-grids
Eng. Simbarashe Mangwengwende, Economic Consulting
Associates
Enabling factors for providing modern energy services to rural areas
Mr. Ernesto Macías, President of Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
Sub-session 2: Financing Rural Energy Access and Forming the Policy and Regulatory Framework
IDCOL Solar Home System Program
Mr. Nazmul Haque, Director and Head of Investment , IDCOL Bangladesh
Small Hydropower in Rwanda
Dr. Ivan Twagirashema, Chairman of the Private Energy Federation
Financing Rural Electrification
Dr. Daniel Schroth, Energy Specialist, AfDB
The Mini-Grid Policy Toolkit
Mr. Michael Franz, Project Manager, EUEI PDF
Forming the Policy and Regulatory Framework for Mini-grids
Eng. Simbarashe Mangwengwende, Economic Consulting
Associates
Enabling factors for providing modern energy services to rural areas
Mr. Ernesto Macías, President of Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)
Session 5: View of Practitioners of Rural Energy Supply
Sub-session 1: Setting the Right Policy Frameworks
Sub-session 2: Financing Energy Access
Prime Cookstoves
Jorund Buen, Co-Founder/Chairman, Prime
Closing Session