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Programme

Day 2: 12 February 2014

8:00 am Registration

AUC Main Conference Entrance

9:00 am
Welcome and Official Opening

Venue: Multi-purpose Hall

Moderation

Welcome Remarks

Opening Remarks

10:15 am
The Road from 2010 to 2014 – Developments of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership

Venue: Multi-purpose Hall

Speakers

  • AEEP Origins and History
  • AEEP Objectives and Set-up
  • AEEP Dialogue: HLM’s, other Fora
  • AEEP Operations: Stakeholder Consultations, RECP
    Co-Chairs and AEEP Secretariat

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10:45 am
Achieving the AEEP 2020 Targets: Status Report 2013

Presentation and Discussion of the AEEP Status Report

Session Chair

Speaker

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11:15 am
Expert Press Conference

Venue: Media Briefing Room

Coffee Break

11:45 am
Synergies – Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) and the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP)

Venue: Multi-purpose Hall

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12:15 pm Group Photo Session

12:30 pm Lunch

2:00 pm
Thematic Panel in Plenary
“Chicken and Egg?” – Enabling Environment and Energy Investment Projects

Venue: Multi-purpose Hall

Panellists will discuss the concrete links between energy project investments and the required favourable environment, in which such investments can thrive. The discussion will focus on the different perspectives stakeholders have, with project developers requiring attractive conditions on the one hand, and policymakers expecting viable projects on the other.

Moderator

Panellists

3:00 pm Coffee

3:30 pm
Thematic Parallel Sessions

Session 1
Energy Access

Venue: Multi-purpose Hall

Panellists will present and discuss lessons learnt from successful roll-out and scale-up of energy access business models and programmes across various energy access sub-sectors.

Session Chair

Moderator

Panellists

Session 2
Energy Security and Regional Integration

Venue: Conference Room 1

Panellists will discuss the relevance of energy infrastructure development and regional integration, in particular through cross-border transmission lines and power pools, for energy security in Africa and Europe.

Session Chair

Moderator

Panellists

Session 3
Financing Energy Projects, with a focus on Renewable Energy
(Joint session in collaboration with IRENA)

Venue: Conference Room 2

Building on the earlier discussion on the links between enabling environment and energy project investments, this panel will discuss the implications of and for public and private financing and related instruments, including risk mitigation.

Session Chair

Welcome Statement

Moderator

Panellists

5:30 pm
Summary of the Day

Session Chairs

Closing Remarks

Venue: Multi-purpose Hall

6:00 pm Departure to Hilton Hotel

7:00 pm
Gala Dinner

Courtesy of H.E. Alemayehu Tegenu
Minister Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia

Venue: Hilton Hotel

  • Austrian Development Cooperation, Republic of Austria
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, Republic of Mauritius
  • Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia