Pre-conference Workshops: Tuesday 2 September 2014


Sustainable Public-Private Partnerships
Facilitator: Crispen Zana, Senior Energy Advisor, Department of Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission, Ethiopia

09:00 – 09:30
Welcome and speed networking


Session 0.1.1
Framework for successful collaboration in PPPs

09:30 – 10:30
PPPs can create power/energy/telecoms/ICT partnerships as engines of economic growth
Richard Bell, Chief Executive Officer, East Africa Capital Partner & Vice Chairman, Wananchi Group, Kenya

Virinder Sharma presentation10:30 – 11:00
Innovative financing options in transfer of sustainable energy and climate adaptation technologies in East Africa
Virinder Sharma, Regional Climate Change Adviser, Department for International Development (DFID) Kenya and Somalia, British High Commission, Kenya


Session 0.1.2
Financing of renewable energy technologies

Crispen Zana presentation11:30 – 12:00
Financing geothermal energy projects in Eastern African countries through the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility
Crispen Zana, Senior Energy Advisor, Department of Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission, Ethiopia

12:00 – 12:30
Mengistu Jima presentationWhy banks do not want to finance SSRE projects
Mengistu Jima, Team Leader & Senior Project Finance Officer, Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank), Kenya

Daniel Schultz presentation12:30 – 13:00
Frontier – A skunkworks approach to renewable energy investments
Daniel Schultz, Investment Director & Partner, Frontier Investment Management, Kenya


Session 0.1.3
Small scale renewable projects and project finance challenges in Africa

Geoffrey Ronoh presentation14:00 – 15:00
Case study of the 600kW grid-tied solar PV system at Strathmore University
Geoffrey Ronoh, Project Manager, Strathmore Energy Research Centre, Strathmore University, Kenya


Session 0.1.4
Capacity building for the power sector

15:30 – 16:30
Capacity building for the grid-connected and hybrid solar PV systems in Kenya
Geoffrey Ronoh, Project Manager, Strathmore Energy Research Centre, Strathmore University, Kenya