iPAD West Africa

Tuesday 25 November – Thursday 27 November 2008

Pre-Conference Workshop

Tuesday 25 November 2008

Session 0.1.1
Pre-conference workshop: Funding and operational models for infrastructure projects

Moderator: To be advised

09h00 – 17h00

A full day’s interactive financing tutorial on PPPs, addressing how to raise funds, a guide to investment as well as to attracting investment. Focus will be given on how to access grants, the tendering process and how to tap into multilateral lending agencies like the World Bank, African Development Bank and others. Expect discussion on feasibility studies for infrastructure projects, the role of aid agencies and case studies of successful projects and implementation.  Critical to include at this juncture: What impact will the credit crunch have on foreign investment and how will the current illiquidity in the banking sector impact on investment. What role local financing and how can local stock exchanges, and private equity investors be used to raise capital.

Conference Program Day 1

Wednesday 26 November 2008

Session 1.0.1

Opening and Keynote session
Infrastructure development: towards cohesion in support of country development

Chairman: Engr. Hassan Kida, Senior Sanitary Engineer, World Bank, Nigeria

09h00 – 09h15

Welcome address
Masayoshi Matsushita, UNIDO Representative and Head, Regional office for West Africa, Nigeria

09h15 – 09h30

Keynote address: Nigeria’s strategic approach to infrastructural development in the electric power sector
Eng. Bello Suleiman, Executive Vice Chairman, Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Nigeria

09h30 – 10h30

Leaders plenary panel: Towards a borderless West Africa: constraints and prospects for intra-regional cooperation and trade for the West African power and infrastructure industries
In light of the ECOWAS’ primary goal of a borderless West Africa, what are the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls ahead for industry and stakeholders in the West African region?

Moderator: Engr. Hassan Kida, Senior Sanitary Engineer, World Bank, Nigeria

Panelists:

  • Engr. Daniel Azu, Divisional Manager, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs, Electricity Company of Ghana, Ghana
  • Ade Adeola, Managing Director: Project & Export Finance, Standard Chartered Bank, UK
  • Masayoshi Matsushita, UNIDO Representative and Head, Regional office for West Africa, Nigeria
  • Idrissa Dia, Head of Infrastructure and Private Sector Programmes, Regional West Africa Office, Islamic Development Bank Group, Senegal
  • Engr. Ibrahim Jibrin, Chief Executive Officer, Federal Capital Territory Water Board, Nigeria

West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)

West African Water Summit

iPAD West Africa Open Conference

Session 1.1.1
CASE-STUDIES: Advances and developments in the West African electric power sector

Chairman: Engr Andrew T. Barfour, Director of Operations, Electricity Company of Ghana, Ghana
Session 1.1.2
Urban water policy, planning and management

Chairman: Engr. Hassan Kida, Sanitation Specialist, World Bank, Nigeria
Session 1.1.3
ICT in banking

Chairman: Engr Uwem U Ekpo, Programme Officer ICT and Energy, NEPAD Nigeria

13h30 – 14h00

Case Study: Small Hydro Power Projects in Nigeria (Enugu, Bauchi and Taraba)
Engr. Ismaila Suleiman, Upper-Benue River Basin Development Authority, Yola, Nigeria

13h30 – 14h00

Strategies enabling private sector involvement in water infrastructure
Engr Benson Ajisegiri, Deputy Director, Dept. of Water Supply, Quality Control and Inspectorate, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Nigeria

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

14h00 – 14h30

Case Study: Lessons learned from the oil sector that can be applied to West Africa’s power sector
Kunle Adenkunle, Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer, Kiloscar International Services Limited, Nigeria

14h00 – 14h30

Increasing coverage of water and sanitation – financial and strategic consideration
Daniel Adjety, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Water Company Ltd., Ghana and Engr. Emmanuel Nkrumah, Sanitary Engineer, Ghana Water Company, Ghana

12h30 – 13h00

Internet and Mobile banking opportunities
Valentine Obi, CEO, eTranzact, Nigeria

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

14h30 – 15h00

Case Study: Energy efficiency and human safety benefits to be derived from legal peri-urban access to electricity: Brazil and Senegal
Jonathan Manson, Electricity and Energy Project Advisor, European Copper Institute, United Kingdom

14h30 – 15h00

Questions and answers

13h00 – 13h30

Overcoming cybersecurity challenges
Basil Udotai Esq, Managing Partner, Technology Advisors, former Director of Cybersecurity, Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nigeria

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

Session 1.2.1.
Regional integration in the energy sector

Chairman: Babatunde Adeyemo, Director, West African Power Pool, Benin

Session 1.2.2.
Rural water policy, planning and management

Chairman: Engr Samuel Ome, Deputy Director Small/Mini Hydropower Development, Federal Ministry Agriculture and Water Resources, Nigeria

Session 1.2.4
Building Nigeria 2020

Dr Stephen A Roberts, Senior Social & Economic Scientist, Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited, Canada

15h30 – 16h00

The West African Gas Pipeline: an update on the project status
Magbonde Leonce, Chief Operating Officer, West African Gas Pipeline Authority, Nigeria

15h30 – 16h00

Retrofitting existing wastewater treatment plants to increase flow
Graeme Kilfoil, Member of Jaccs’s Commercial Development team with responsibility for Central and Sub Saharan Africa, GE Water & Process Technologies, UK

13h30 – 14h00

Toll roads and road maintenance projects – models for funding, operations and best practice
Engr Olubunmi O. Peters, Managing Director and CEO, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, Nigeria

16h00 – 16h30

Harmonisation of standards within the sub-regions – key to accessing quality electricity for the people
Dr Tom Inugonum, Senior Manager, System Planning Division, PHCN, Nigeria

16h00 – 16h30

Waste water management alternatives for developing countries
Dr Joseph Wethe, 2iE, Burkina Faso*

14h00 – 14h30

Cover yourself. Guidelines to insuring public buildings during construction
Wole Oshin, Managing Director, Custodian and Allied Insurance and  Chairman of Nigerian Insurers Association, Nigeria

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

16h30 – 17h00

Intrastate infrastructure, grid investment and power pools: The Nigerian Experience
Engr. A.S. Bada, System Operator, PHCN, Nigeria*

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

16h30 – 17h00

Questions and answers

14h30 – 15h00

The value of public consultation/stakeholder engagement for improving the investment climate in the Niger Delta
Dr Stephen A Roberts, Senior Social & Economic Scientist, Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited, Canada

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday 27 November 2008

West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)

West African Water Summit

iPAD West Africa Open Conference

Session 2.1.1
Private sector participation in the development of the electric power sector

Chairman: Ade Adeola, Managing Director: Project & Export Finance, Standard Chartered Bank, UK
Session 2.1.2
Water distribution and maintenance for better utility operations management

Chairman: Engr Shayo Holloway, CEO, Lagos State Water Corporation, Nigeria*
Session 2.1.3
Agriculture

Chairman: Engr. Obassi Ettu, Senior Scientific, Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria

09h00 – 09h30

Power to the People:  The role of PPP’s as catalyst for development of the power sector
Adriaan van der Merwe, Principle Consultant, NETGroup Solutions, South Africa

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

09h00 – 09h30

Case study: FCT Water Board
Engr. Ibrahim Jibrin, Director, FCT Water Board, Nigeria

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

10h00 – 10h30

Potentials and opportunities for Power Generation through Renewable Energy Systems for Value Addition in Agro-Industry
Engr. Dr A A Esan, Technical Director/CEO, UNIDO Regional Centre for Small Hydropower in Africa, Nigeria

09h30 – 10h00

Topic to be confirmed
Marc Hasenclever, COO M&E / IPP Projects, Shoreline Power Co. Ltd, Nigeria

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

09h30 – 10h00

UF Membranes for Drinking Water Applications
Graeme Kilfoil, Member of Jaccs’s Commercial Development team with responsibility for Central and Sub Saharan Africa, GE Water & Process Technologies, UK

10h30 – 11h00

Improvement of fruits and vegetable post harvest handling techniques in Nigeria for the domestic and export markets
Moses A Adewuyi, Director Agro Processing and Marketing, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Nigeria

10h00 – 10h30

Power Projects: Selection, Risk, Financing & Operation
Prof Bart Naji, CEO, Geometric Power Systems, Nigeria

10h00 – 10h30

Real world examples of urban and rural water sector reform
Jan van Vreden, Director of Utility Operations and Consulting Services, WNL Development Solutions, Nigeria.
Paul Maycher Managing Director, WNL Development Solutions, Canada
Sam Onov Onyia, Financial Expert to the Enugu Water Corporation, WNL Development Solutions, Nigeria

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

11h00 – 11h30

Bio-fuels: Leveraging the vast agriculture potential Nigeria to create wealth, employment and sustainable development
Engr Sulaiman Achimugu, Group General Manager, Renewable Energy Division, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Nigeria

Session 2.2.1
CASE STUDIES: Rural access to power supply in West Africa

Chairman: Alexander Kwame Osei, Divisional Manager/MIS, Electricity Company of Ghana, Ghana
Session 2.2.2
Technologies for water utilities revenue protection, billing and CRM

Chairman: Alden Kiefer, Chairman and V.P International Sales, Neptune, USA
Session 2.2.4
Mining

Engr A P Onwualu, Director General/CEO, Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria

11h00 – 11h30

Rural electrification: A government social policy objective
Engr. Sam I Gekpe, CEO, Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

11h00 – 12h30

A look at customer management technologies and best practices for the West African Water Industry.  This session will focus on metering, revenue assurance and CRM methodologies.

ARB® Utility Management Systems, State of the Art Technology and Proven Resource Management Tools
Alden Kiefer, VP International Sales, Neptune Technology Group Inc., USA
 
Fixed Network Wireless Solutions for AMR Water Metering 
Joe Sebeh, President, Canadian Technology Group Inc., African Distributors for Neptune Technology Group Inc, Canada

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

11h30 – 12h00

Implementing the good governance agenda in mineral title administration:  The journey so far
Engr Goni Sheikh, Director, Mining Cadastre Department, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Nigeria

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

11h30 – 12h00

Case study: Electricity Company of Ghana
Engr. Daniel Azu, Divisional Manager, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs, Electricity Company of Ghana, Ghana

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

12h00 – 12h30

The role of the steel and metallurgical sector in the attainment of Vision 2020
Engr E A Diya, Director, Steel, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Nigeria

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

12h00 – 12h30

Questions and answers

12h30 – 13h00

Mining rights, acquisitions and investment opportunities in Mining in Nigeria
Benjamin Obidegwu, Managing Partner, Harmon (Barristers, Solicitors and Notary Public), Nigeria

13h30 – 14h00

An insight into large scale mining projects and their interactions
Nick Hunt-Davis, General Manager – Business Development, CGA Mining Limited, Australia

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

Session 2.3.1 and Session 2.3.2 (Joint session)
Metering Development and Revenue Protection

Jan Pauw, Consultant, Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Nigeria

13h30 – 14h00

Unified national vending for pre-payment metering system in Nigeria: status of development
Marc Eeckhout, General Manager, Lysa Consortium, Nigeria

14h00 – 14h30

Interoperability – the key to success
Franco Pucci, Director, STS Association, South Africa

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

14h30 – 15h00

Question and answer

Session 2.0.1
iPAD West Africa closing session

15h30 – 16h30

Panel discussion: How do we build country and regional strategies that encompass both the private and public sectors that foster the synergies between them?
Moderator: Engr. A P Onwualu, Director General/CEO, Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria

Panelists:

  • Engr. Babatunde Adeyemo, Director, West African Power Pool, Benin
  • Marc Hasenclever, COO M&E / IPP Projects, Shoreline Power Co. Ltd, Nigeria
  • Engr Andrew T. Barfour, Director of Operations, Electricity Company of Ghana, Ghana
  • Dr Stephen A Roberts, Senior Social and Economic Scientist, Watts, Griffis, McOuat, Canada