17 Mar 2020 - 19 Mar 2020 | Lusaka, Zambia

Agenda

Tuesday
17 Mar 2020
12:30 – 18:00
ARE Annual General Assembly

Open to ARE Members only

Wednesday
18 Mar 2020
08:00 – 09:00
Registration & Coffee
09:00 – 09:45
High-Level Opening Remarks
  • Representative, DG International Cooperation and Development - European Commission
  • Vivian Vendeirinho, President, ARE
  • Marcus Wiemann, Executive Director ARE
Conference
09:45 – 10:45
International Funding Initiatives to Support the Off-Grid Renewable Energy Sector

Objective: To provide participants with an insight into existing and upcoming international high-level initiatives to advance the market for off-grid renewable energies.

Moderator:

  • Prosper Magali, ARE Board Member & Director of Project and Business Development, ENSOL

Panelists:                                    

  • Kudakwashe Ndhlukula, Executive Director, SACREEE
  • Representative, RES4Africa
  • Representative, AfDB
  • Dominiek Deconinck, Fund Manager, ElectriFI
Conference
10:45 – 11:20
Coffee Break & Exhibition
11:15 – 12:00
ARE Awards 2020

Objective: To highlight energy access results achieved and stimulate the exchange of knowledge, the ARE Awards 2020 will be awarded to the most passionate and innovative stakeholders.

Moderator:

  • Claudio Pedretti, Board Member, ARE & CEO, Windkinetic (ARE Awards 2020 Chair) 

Presenters:

  • ARE Award Winners 2020
Conference
12:00 – 13:00
Regulatory Best Practices & the Role of Rural Electrification Authorities

Objective: To provide an insight into success stories for the newest regulations for off-grid renewable energy in selected Sub-Saharan African countries, as well as the leading role of REA, followed by a moderated exchange with the audience.

Moderator:

  • Irene Calvé Saborit, Chief Business Development Officer, Sunkofa Energy

Panelists:

  • Marcus Wiemann, Executive Director, ARE
  • Clement Silavwe, CEO, REA Zambia
  • Antonia Orsoni, Head of Off-Grid Market, Blue Solutions

Q&A with the audience

Conference
12:00 – 13:00
Side Event

Open for bookings

Side Event
13:00 – 14:30
Lunch Break & Exhibition
14:30 – 15:45
Results-Based Finance for Off-Grid Renewable Energy Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

Objective: To exchange lessons learnt and experiences on results-based finance across geographies through a moderated exchange with financiers, private sector panelists and the audience.

Moderator:

  • Aaron Leopold, Vice-President, ARE & CEO, AMDA

Panelists:

  • Emma Miller, Business Development Manager, Shell Foundation
  • Emily McAteer, CEO, Odyssey Energy Solutions
  • Ifeanyi Orajaka, CEO, GVE Projects

Q&A with the audience

    Conference
    14:30 – 15:30
    Side Event

    Open for bookings

    Side Event
    15:30 – 16:00
    Coffee Break & Exhibition
    16:00 – 17:00
    GET.invest Side Event (tbc)


    Side Event
    16:00 – 17:00
    Productive Use of Energy & Sector Coupling: Innovative Business Models

    Objective: To discuss innovative business models for mini-grids, as well as linking the energy sector with other relevant sectors such as water and agriculture.

    Moderator:

    • Sukla Chandra, Board Member, ARE & Senior Managing Director, GE Licensing & Technology

    Panelists:

    • Marco Aresti, Access2Energy Program Manager, RES4Africa Foundation
    • Trey Jarrard, CEO, Renewvia


    Q&A with the audience

    Conference
    17:00 – 17:15
    Closing Remarks
    Conference
    18:00 – 20:00
    Networking Reception
    Thursday
    19 Mar 2020
    08:00 – 09:00
    Registration & Coffee
    09:00 – 09:20
    Welcome Remarks
    Conference
    09:20 – 10:20
    Leveraging Data to Boost the Off-Grid Revolution

    Objective: To inform participants about how data can be leveraged to boost the off-grid sector. In particular, this session will address how a financial benchmark for mini-grid projects can be created, as well as how to build on data from projects to solidify off-grid business models and attract investment.

    Moderator:

    • Emily McAteer, Board Member, ARE & Co-Founder/CEO Odyssey

    Panelists:

    • Erika Lovin, Lead – Mini-Grid Innovation Lab, CrossBoundary

    Q&A from audience

    Conference
    09:20 – 10:20
    Side Event

    Open for bookings

    Side Event
    10:20 – 11:20
    Financing Instruments & Funds to Scale Off-grid Renewables in Emerging Markets

    Objective: To showcase different funds, financial platforms & impact financing initiatives that can help scale off-grid renewables in emerging markets.

    Moderator:

    • David Lecoque, Senior Policy & Business Development, ARE

    Speakers:

    • Siré Abdoul Diallo, ROGEP Coordinator, ECREEE

    Q&A with the audience

    Conference
    10:20 – 11:20
    UNIDO Side Event: Demand Creation from Cross-Sector Collaboration (tbc)


    Side Event
    11:20 – 11:50
    Coffee Break & Exhibition
    11:50 – 12:50
    Innovations to Scale Off-Grid Renewables in Emerging Markets

    Objective: To showcase technical, energy-efficient and digital innovations and solutions that can help scale off-grid renewables in emerging markets.

    Moderator:

    • Rebecca Symington, Board Member, ARE & Trustee, Mlinda

    Q&A with the audience

    Conference
    11:50 – 12:45
    Side Event

    Open for bookings

    Side Event
    12:50 – 13:00
    Closing Remarks
    • Marcus Wiemann, Executive Director ARE
    Conference
    13:00 – 14:30
    Lunch Break & Exhibition
    14:30 – 15:30
    B2B Meetings

    Maximum 3 meetings of 20 minutes / participant

    Matchmaking
    14:30 – 15:30
    Side Event

    Open for bookings

    Side Event
    15:30 – 16:00
    Coffee Break & Exhibition
    16:00 – 17:40
    B2B Meetings

    Maximum 5 meetings of 20 minutes / participant

    Matchmaking
    The event agenda's time zone is CAT.