Rural Connectivity Forum

15 – 17 November 2011

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 15 November 2011

Knowledge partner

Formador: Dr. Alexandre Rodrigues, Partner, PMO Projects, Mozambique

09h30 – 12h00

Workshop A – Project Design and Management
Know how to design a project suitable to be funded

Trainer: Eng. Philip Rosslee, Partner, PMO Projects, South Africa

14h00 – 17h00

Workshop B – Theft Management
Become an expert on reducing material theft impact on your project

Trainer: Eng. Philip Rosslee, Partner, PMO Projects, South Africa

Conference Program Day 1

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Opening session

Strategies for Electricity and Telecommunications next stage growth in Rural Africa

09h30 – 10h30

Honourable Minister of Science and Technology of Mozambique, Mr. Venâncio Massingue
Honourable Vice-Minister of Energy of Mozambique, Mr. Jaime Himede
Eng. Isidoro da Silva, Chairman, INCM – National Institute of Communications of Mozambique, Mozambique
Eng. Manuel Cuambe, Chairman, EDM – Electricity of Mozambique, Mozambique
Dr. Cândido Gobo, Executive Administrator, TDM – Telecommunications of Mozambique
Dr. Miquelina Menezes, CEO, FUNAE – National Fund for Energy, Mozambique

Session 1.1.1

Policies, legislation framework, and effective regulation to overcome challenges in rural connectivity
Chairman: Eng. Jamo Macanze, Country Coordinator for the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme, Mozambique Information and Communication Technology Institute (MICTI)

11h30 – 12h00

What is TDM doing to deal with the Rural Connectivity challenges in Mozambique – programs and timings
Dr. Cândido Gobo, Executive Administrator for Operations, TDM – Telecommunications of Mozambique 

12h00 – 12h30

Which updates are expected on the 2010´s legislation and what will be done regarding the spectrum allocation
Eng. Hilário Tamela, General Manager, I INCM – National Institute of Communications of Mozambique

12h30 – 13h00

Generating a regulation framework capable of boost private investment without compromising market´s competition
Dr. Filipe Batista, Executive Secretary, ARCTEL – Association of Communications and Telecommunications Regulators of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, Portugal

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Session 1.1.2

Boosting the formation of partnerships between private and public and securing ROI
Chairman: Eng. Isidoro da Silva, Chairman, Board of Directors, INCM– National Institute of Communications of Mozambique, Mozambique

14h00 – 14h30

The universal access service fund and its role on promoting private and public partnerships for rural connectivity
Mr. Arnaldo Fernando Havene, Executive Secretary, Universal Access Service Fund, INCM – National Institute of Communications of Mozambique

14h30 – 15h00

Case Study SEACOM: Building the Pan African Internet Network
Eng. Alcido Nguenha, Country MD, SEACOM Mozambique

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

15h00 – 15h30

Case Study: RuralMAX Project – The Brazilian experience of rural connectivity, research and development of sustainable business models
Eng. Eduardo Neger, Chaiman, Neger Telecom; President, ABRANET – Brazilian Internet Association, Brazil

15h30 – 16h00

Empowering rural communities through expanding the infrastructure for Voice, SMS and Internet services to rural areas – what is to be expected to happen within the next nine months
Eng. Juvêncio Maenzana, Chief Officer for Operations, Mcel

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Session 1.1.3

Cost-effective, sustainable and profitable services technologies
Chairman: Eng. Eduardo Neger, Chairman, ABRANET – Brazilian Internet Association, Brazil

16h30 – 17h00

How to achieve financial accuracy and project´s sustainability when transiting to new generation networks
Eng. João Faria, Business Development Director and Business Unit Manager, Eurico Ferreira, Mozambique

17h00 – 17h30

How to bridge the gap between GSM operators´ infrastructures needs in rural areas and the applications needed to deliver a quality service
Mr. Miguel Teixeira, Strategic Adviser, Convex, Mozambique

17h30 – 18h00

Which technologies should be used to cover rural areas – frequencies, solutions, functionalities
Mr. Afonso Loureiro, CEO, Visabeira Mozambique

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday 17 November 2011

Session 2.0.1

Common challenges and issues to rural electrification and rural connectivity

09h30 – 10h30

Roundtable: Overcoming technical and social challenges and productive uses of electricity and connectivity
Chairman: Eng. João Mabombo, Senior Expert in Infrastructures, Africa Development Bank, Mozambique*

  • Dr. Isaque Chande, Comissionar, CNELEC – National Council for Electricity, Mozambique
  • Eng. Pascual Bacela, National Director for Electricity, Ministry of Energy, Mozambique
  • Eng. Manuel Rodrigues da Costa, Assistant to the Board of Administrators, EDP Distribution, Portugal
  • Mr. Alcido Nguenha, Country MD, SEACOM, Mozambique
  • Eng. Isidoro da Silva, Chairman, Board of Directors, INCM – National Institute of Communications of Mozambique, Mozambique
  • Eng. Jamo Macanze, Technology and Business Incubator Manager, Mozambique Information and Communication Technology Institute (MICTI)
  • Eng.º Waheed Amin, Chief Executive Officer for Operations, Vodacom, Mozambique
  • Eng. João Faria, General Manager, Eurico Ferreira, Mozambique

Session 2.1.1

Innovative and cost effective solutions for off grid rural electrification
Chairman: Dr. António Saíde, National Director for Renewable Energies, Ministry of Energy of Mozambique

11h00 – 11h30

Development strategy for new and renewable energies and its impact on rural electrification in Mozambique
Dr. António Saíde, National Director for Renewable Energies, Ministry of Energy of Mozambique

11h30 – 12h00

Meeting the countries potential for renewables energy generation and knowing the state of the art for solar, wind, hydro, biomass and biodiesel renewable energy projects
Dr. Miquelina Menezes, CEO, FUNAE – National Fund for Energy, Mozambique

12h00 – 12h30

Mini-grid: the most convenient solution for rural electrification – a 50 villages case study in Mozambique
Dr. Miguel Matias, Executive Vice President, Self Energy, Mozambique

Session 2.2.1

Best practices on technology, infrastructures, regulations in order to maximise the productive uses of electricity
Chairman: To be decided

14h00 – 14h30

India’s Energy Outlook and Proposed Solar-PV Electrification Cooperative Model in Madhya Pradesh
Mr. Najib Altawell, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, Scotland, UK 

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

14h30 – 15h00

EDP Distribution experience in Rural Electrification – the case of the Portuguese surface electrification during the 80s
Eng. Ricardo Messias, Power Network Distribution Expert, EDP Distribution, Portugal

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

15h00 – 15h30

One Electron, one Smile – social impacts of power infrastructures on rural communities
Eng. Luís Miguel Figueiredo, General Manager for Energy, Grupo Proef

Session 2.3.1

Roundtable

16h30 – 17h00

Rural Electrification and Rural Connectivity programs as the tipping point for rural sustainable industrial development
Chairman & moderator: Dr. Rogério Manuel , Chairman of the Board, Association of Economic Confederations of Mozambique, Mozambique*

  • Dr. Miquelina Menezes, CEO, FUNAE – National Fund for Energy, Mozambique
  • Dr. António Saíde, National Director for Renewable Energies, Ministry of Energy of Mozambique
  • Eng.Marcelino Gildo, Admnistrator for Electrification and Projects,  EDM –  Electricity of Mozambique, Mozambique
  • Eng. Juvêncio Maenzana, Chief Officer for Operations, Mcel
  • Ms. Mari Sophie Furu, Energy Counsellor , Norway´s Embassy, Mozambique
  • Eng. Luís Miguel Figueiredo, Unit Business Director and International Business Development, ProefEngenharia, Proef SGPS Group, Mozambique
  • Eng. Juvêncio Maenzana, Chief Officer for Operations, Mcel