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1 Held under the umbrella of the UN COP22 Climate Change Conference, The Annual Africa Renewable Energy Forum will bring together the public and private sector to drive forward the development of renewable energy projects across the continent. 1

2 Draft Agenda Wednesday 2 November 2016 Africa s Legacy 08:00-09:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee Agdal Room 1 09:00-09:10 Host Welcome Remarks: Simon Gosling, Managing Director, EnergyNet 09:10-09:20 Government Of Morocco Opening and Welcome Keynote Address: 09:20-09:40 Forum Sponsor Keynote Address: Energy Access: Mustapha Bakkoury, Chief Executive Officer, Masen 09:40-10:45 Panel Discussion: Leading the Way on the Global Renewable Energy Development Stage Is Africa Ready to Take on the Challenge? Why is Africa in a position to lead the way in renewable energy development? Is Africa ready to take on the challenge? What have been the success stories, particularly in Morocco, South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia? What are the lessons learnt? What are the plans for unlocking potential on the ground now? Laying an adaptable strategy for all African countries - is it possible? Speakers: Dayae Oudghiri, Member of the Management Board, Masen Tarik Hamane, Director, Power Generation Projects and Programs, Office National de Electricité et de l'eau Potable (ONEE), Morocco Simon Currie, Global Head of Energy at Norton Rose Fulbright 10:45-11:30 Networking Intervention and Refuelling Coffee Agdal Room 1 11:30-12:30 Panel Discussion: Adaptation and Mitigation for Energy Projects in Agriculture The marriage of clean energy and agricultural development - Africa s opportunity - a global priority Integrating renewables along the food chain to improve productivity and reduce losses Adaptation of the African Agriculture (Triple AAA) with existing global and regional initiatives to strengthen financing of agricultural adaptation measures across the continent Hynd Bouhia, Chief Executive Officer, Global Nexus Speakers: Anthony Nyong, Division Manager, Environment and Social Protection, AfDB Professor Mohamed Rachid Doukkali, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Centre 12:30-14:00 Off the Grid Networking Lunch 2

3 The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative Paving The Way 14:00-14:10 Scene Setting Presentation: Dr. Youba Sokona, Honorary Professor, Head of AREI Delivery Unit This high-level presentation will provide participants with an overview of AREI s objectives as well as its framework, action plan and recent developments. 14:10-16:15 ARF - COP22 Ministerial Roundtable: Implementing The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative Access to energy is already a challenge in Africa, How can renewable energy solutions play a part in proving access to sustainable electricity? What are African Government s commitments for renewable energy development? What have been the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to date? How are various public departments working together and collaborating within each country to achieve NDCs goals? How can the public sector work more closely with the private sector to Identify and set a renewable energy agenda for the continent? What are the projects that will help achieve the targets set by the initiative to deliver 10 GW by 2020 and at least 300 GW by 2030? How will policy makers mobilising public and private finance to implement climate change measures for renewable energy projects? The role of Government to facilitate investment - access, learning, project planning, implementation and private sector involvement Chairperson: Participating Multilateral Negotiations Task Force: Ambassador Seyni Nafo, Chair of the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) Ambassador Aziz Mekouar, Ambassador for Multilateral Negotiations, Kingdom of Morocco, COP22 Hamza Tber, Chief of Staff Multilateral Negotiations, Kingdom of Morocco, COP22 Nicolas Dasnois, Head of Climate Negotiation Task Force-Africa, COP21-COP22, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France Dr. Youba Sokona, Honorary Professor, Head of AREI Delivery Unit Participating Government Ministers and Government Officials: H.E. Alfa Oumar Dissa, Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Burkina Faso H.E Honourable Cheick Taliby Sylla, Minister of Energy and Hydraulics, Guinea H.E Mohamed Abdel Vetah, Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mines, Mauritania H.E Malick Alhousseini, Minister of Energy and Water, Mali Ismaël Touré, National Director of Energy, Government of Mali Thabane Zulu, Director-General, Department of Energy, South Africa Participating Heads of Utilities and Government delegations: William Amuna, Chief Executive Officer, GRIDCo, Ghana Kirk Koffi, Chief Executive Officer, Volta River Authority, Ghana Souleymane Berthe, Director General, Agency of Renewable Energies (AER), Mali Chief Executive Officer, Office National de Electricité et de l'eau Potable (ONEE), Morocco* Participating Private Sector Board Members and CEO S Obaid Amrane, Member of the Management Board, Masen 3

4 16:15-16:45 Networking Intervention and Refuelling Coffee 16:45-17:50 Regulators Roundtable: Legal Mechanisms and Innovative Solutions from Around the World Open dialogue between regulators and the private sector on how can regulators help unlock the renewable energy development potential and the targets set at ARF Speakers: Samuel Sarpong, Executive Secretary, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Ghana Moctar Touré, President, Regulatory Commission for Electricity and Water (CREE), Mali and also President of African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) Jean Pierre Kedi, General Manager, Electricity Sector Regulatory Authority (ARSEL), Cameroon Gulefsan Demirbas, Head of Strategy Development Department at the Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey (EMRA) and Chairwoman of the Institutional Working group, Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) Senior Representative, White & Case 17:50-18:00 Host Day 1 Closing Remarks: Simon Gosling, Managing Director, EnergyNet 20:00 Celebratory evening for ARF delegates, promoting investor success and friendship, Co-Hosted by Masen in the stunning Grand Jardin of the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech. Keynote Guest Speaker: AKON, Co-Founder of Solektra International/Akon Lighting Africa 4

5 Thursday 3 November :00-09:00 Welcome Coffee Agdal Room 1 09:00-09:10 Host Day 2 Welcome Remarks: Simon Gosling, Managing Director, EnergyNet Hynd Bouhia, Chief Executive Officer, Global Nexus 09:10-09:20 Lead Research and Development and Scientific Sponsor: Badr Ikken, Director General, Institute of Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), Kingdom of Morocco 09:20-11:20 ARF COP22 Ministerial Roundtable Regional Co-operation To Overcome the Transmission Barrier The transmission barrier building transmission has held Africa s energy sector back 50 years and much of the continent remains in darkness. If the world s largest solar farm is built in North Africa to send energy to Europe, requiring thousands of miles of new transmission, yet a transmission line crossing one or two borders can take 30 years. How can government and the critical impact of Africa s ability to feed the world change the current approach to regional partnerships? How can utilities work better together to develop the grid to transmit energy. Setting an agenda for regional transmission co-operation Participating Multilateral Negotiations Task Force: Ambassador Seyni Nafo, Chair of the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) Ambassador Aziz Mekouar, Ambassador for Multilateral Negotiations, Kingdom of Morocco, COP22 Hamza Tber, Chief of Staff Multilateral Negotiations, Kingdom of Morocco, COP22 Nicolas Dasnois, Head of Climate Negotiation Task Force-Africa, COP21-COP22, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France Dr. Youba Sokona, Honorary Professor, Head of AREI Delivery Unit Participating Ministers and Government Officials: H.E. Alfa Oumar Dissa, Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Burkina Faso H.E Honourable Cheick Taliby Sylla, Minister of Energy and Hydraulics, Guinea H.E Mohamed Abdel Vetah, Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mines, Mauritania H.E Malick Alhousseini, Minister of Energy and Water, Mali Ismaël Touré, National Director of Energy, Government of Mali Thabane Zulu, Director-General, Department of Energy, South Africa Participating Heads of Utilities and Government delegations: William Amuna, Chief Executive Officer, GRIDCo, Ghana Kirk Koffi, Chief Executive Officer, Volta River Authority, Ghana Souleymane Berthe, Director General, Agency of Renewable Energies (AER), Mali Chief Executive Officer, Office National de Electricité et de l'eau Potable (ONEE), Morocco* Participating Private Sector, CEO S and Board Members Ali Zerouali, Director of International Co-operation, Masen 5

6 11:20-12:15 Networking Intervention and Refuelling Coffee 12:15-13 :15 Sponsored Seminar: Tripartite Platform For South-South Co-operation Hosted by Masen Speakers Sponsored Seminar: TBC Moderator Speakers 13:15-14:30 Networking Lunch 13:15-14:30 Ministers Private Lunch: Beyond Talking Reaching an Agreement to Action Change (By Invitation Only) Agdal Room 1 Agdal Room 2 14:30-15:30 Panel Discussion: The Crucial Contribution of Independent Power Projects (IPPs) in Sub Saharan Africa Panel Discussion: Innovators Roundtable: Technology Transfer and Energy Efficiency session sponsored by IRESEN Lessons from five key countries Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda Presentations showcasing some of the most innovative, game changing technologies coming to market. Followed by a panel discussion. How will competitive procurement process speed up development? It is critical that innovation and the private sector collaborate closely to ensure research and development is happening in line with the Clear and conducive energy sector policies, structures and regulatory environment needs of the sector. How has this worked to date? What needs to change? Financial viability of the public utilities as the off-takers Can innovation be adaptable across the region? Solutions for energy efficiency Speakers: Senior representative, White & Case 15:30-16:00 Networking Intervention and Refuelling Coffee Speakers: Badr Ikken, Director General, Institute of Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), Kingdom of Morocco Macodou Sall, Chief Executive Officer, the Energy and Climate Change Center 6

7 Agdal Room 1 Agdal Room :00 CEO Panel Discussion: Private Sector Engagement in Driving Forward Panel Discussion: Powering Clean Africa Off the Grid Renewable Energy Development What is the long term commitment of the private sector in making renewable energy profitable and affordable? What does the project pipeline look like to help achieve the targets set at ARF? Speakers: Mustapha Mourahib, Managing Partner, Clifford Chance Samba Bathily, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Akon Lighting Africa and Chief Executive Officer Solektra International Saïd Mouline, President of the Energy, Climate and Green Economy Commission at the General Confederation of the Moroccan Companies (CGEM) and Director General of National Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ADEREE) What are the opportunities for clean off the grid solutions on the continent? To what extent can these contribute to renewable energy initiatives? What part are global initiatives playing? Speakers: Safiatou Alzouma, Regional Programme Officer, Sub Saharan Africa, IRENA Samuel Batcho, National Coordinator, MCA, Millennium Challenge Corporation 17:00 7

8 Friday 4 November :00-09:00 Morning Coffee 09:00-09:10 Host Welcome Remarks: EnergyNet and Global Nexus 09:10-09:30 ARF COP22 Africa Talks: Dr. Daniel Kammen, Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, Energy and Resources Group and, Goldman School of Public Policy, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory 09:30-10:30 Panel Discussion - What Commitments Are DFI s Making to Developing Sustainable Renewable Energy in Africa? Is It Enough? What instruments have public sector institutions developed to facilitate the involvement of private investors in Africa s renewable energy projects? Blending of public and private financing for renewable energy projects How can governments ensure that they get the best bang for the buck? What are some of the best practice examples of how public and private sector interests can go hand in hand? How can these be adapted to ARF commitments? Speakers: Alain Ebobissé, Chief Executive Officer, Africa50 Fabrice Juquois, Head of Energy Projects, TED Division, Department of Sustainable Development (DSD), French Development Agency (AFD) Lucy Chege, General Manager, Energy Unit, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) Haje Schutte, Head of Division, Development Co-operation Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 10:30-11:00 Networking Intervention and Refuelling Coffee Agdal Room 1 Agdal Room 2 11:00-12:00 Panel Discussion: Financing Renewable Energy Projects Panel Discussion: Utilising the Right Energy Mix To Scale Up Renewable Energy Development Mobilising private financing to implement climate change measures, how can the projects mentioned at ARF be made more bankable? As wind and solar become the cheapest sources of new gridconnected power, what issues around planning and investment need to be overcome? Financing base load power storage, what are the solutions? Moderator Speakers: Kohei Toyoda, Director of IPP/IWPPs EMEA, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) 8 100% renewable energy sources is not yet possible, what part do other energy sources need to play to help accelerate clean energy development? What is the ideal mix now what should it be in 20 years time? Speakers: Andrianne Payson, Partner, DLA Piper Mustapha Benbella, Head of Finance and Investments, Global Nexus

9 Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, OCP Policy Center* Ana Hajduka, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Africa GreenCo Senior representative, ERM Paul Van Lieshout, Technical Director, Renewable Energy, Jacobs Consultancy, a Branch of Jacobs Engineering Group 2:00-13:15 Closing Keynote Panel: What Actions Can We Collectively Achieve By ARF 2017? The session will discuss debate and identify an integrated international strategy for a 5 year plan to help implement The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative in line with the outcomes of the various sessions at ARF Speakers: Dr. Youba Sokona, Honorary Professor, Head of AREI Delivery Unit Mustapha Bakkoury, Chief Executive Officer, Masen 13:15 Investors Lunch Outcomes Advisor s Closing of Day 2 Remarks: The End of ARF the Start of COP22 Saturday 5 November Celebrating New Technologies for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Morning /Afternoon Evening Site Visit - Green Energy Park and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University Hosted by IRESEN Evening Reception Note* =awaiting final confirmation 9

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