Pilot Country Meeting

SREP Pilot Countries Meeting

  • Feb 01, 2017

About the Event:

The SREP pilot countries meeting is expected to attract about 90 participants from at least 20 of the 27 SREP countries, SREP partner MDBs, local participants from Cambodia, and other multilateral organizations including the GCF and IRENA. This will be the first full meeting of SREP pilot countries since 2013. 

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DAY 1: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2017

8:30-9:00

Registration

9:00-9:45

Opening

Opening and welcome remarks from:

9:45-10:15

Coffee break with group picture

10:15-10:45

The landscape for energy access and renewable energy in Cambodia: progress and projected growth

  • Speaker: H.E. Victor Jona, Director General, General Department of Energy, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Cambodia | Download Presentation

10:45-12:30

Stocktaking of SREP achievements and challenges at the country level

This session will begin with a state of the SREP presentation. Following a Q&A, participants will then move into table discussions to discuss achievements, challenges, and what they are doing to generate solutions to some of the bottlenecks their countries are facing that are slowing down implementation of their SREP investment plans.
 

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12:30-1:30

Lunch

1:30-3:00

Understanding the state of play: market trends in renewable energy and energy access

An analyst from Bloomberg New Energy Finance will provide an in-depth look at market trends for technologies and business models of particular interest to SREP countries.

3:00-3:30

Coffee break  

3:30-5:30

“Marketplace of ideas”: special topics on renewable energy and energy access

This session provides an opportunity for participants to present topics they are working on related to the implementation of renewable energy activities in SREP countries.

 

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6:30

Reception

 

DAY 2: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2017

9:00-11:00

How countries are aligning initiatives for renewable energy and energy access

This session will explore how countries are aligning different global initiatives for renewable energy and energy access to support their development objectives, including Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Sustainable Development Goal on energy access for all.

 

Speakers:

  • Zhihong Zhang, CTF and SREP Senior Program Coordinator, Climate Investment Funds | Download Presentation
  • Drazen Kucan, Senior Urban and Energy Efficiency Specialist, Green Climate Fund (GCF)
  • Adeyemi Sandra Freitas, Country Dialogue Specialist, LDC Coordinator, GCF | Download Presentation
  • Gurbuz Gonul, Senior Program Officer, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) | Download Presentation
  • Daniel Schroth, SE4ALL Africa Coordinator, AfDB (by VC) | Download Presentation
  • Nurmeded Jemal Abdelselam, Director, Climate Change Planning and Mainstreaming Directorate, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ethiopia | Download Presentation

11:00-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-12:30

Gender, Energy Access, and Productive Use: Experiences on the Ground   

This session will examine successes and challenges in integrating gender in energy access investments and policy, drawing on experiences from civil society, government, and the applied research community.
 

Speakers:

  • Anne T. Kuriakose, Senior Gender Specialist, CIF | Download Presentation
  • Annemarije Kooijman, Programme Coordinator, Gender and Energy Research, ENERGIA, Netherlands | Download Presentation
  • Dennis Barbian, Country Sector Leader for Energy, SNV Cambodia | Download Presentation
  • Eunice Dahn, SREP Coordinator, Rural Renewable Energy Agency, Government of Liberia | Presentation Available Soon

12:15-1:30

Lunch

1:30 -3:30 

Transformational change in energy access: What does it really mean?

This session will generate discussion, lessons learned and examples of transformative impact with regard to energy access or other SREP goals through presentations and group discussions. 
 

Speakers:

3:30-3:45

Coffee break

3:45-4:45

Report back by pilot countries

 

4:45-5:00

Closing