Day 113 NOV, 2014

08:30 AM

Community and Culture in a Clean Energy Economy

Socio economic challenges and solutions to expanding energy access in Africa.


10:00 AM

Dawn of a New Energy Era in Africa

Overview of the changing energy landscapes including updates on resources and progress, REN 21 Global Status Report, and Oil and Gas Developments.


11:30 AM

Lunch Session

Click here to view Michael Shellenberger's presentation

12:30 PM

Creating Clean energy for All Africans

Meeting Africa's energy needs in the context of climate change; Power Africa, UN Energy for All, South Africa international Renewable energy Conference 2015, US- Africa Energy Policy, and other initiatives.

  • Roseann Casey, head of Policy for Power Africa USAID (Click here to view the presentation)
  • Carol Dahl, Professor, Colorado School of Mines (Click here to view the presentation)
  • Donna Maluleke, Consul Economic, South African Consulate General (Click here to view the presentation)

02:00 PM

Making Big Things Happen

Building out the urban industrial electric utility grid; examples of public and private partnerships such as Zambia, Ghana and Ethiopia.   Panelists:
  • Tumelo Gopane, Deputy Municipal Manager, Infrastructure and Technical Services - South Africa
  • Silvester Hibajene, Copperbelt Energy Corporation, Zambia (Click here to view the presentation)
  • Michael Tarney, Managing Director, Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc
  • Charles Baldwin, Chairman & Chief Executive Office, BitStream Communications, Inc.

03:30 PM

Harvesting Africa’s Energy for Itself

New Models for energy resource development; leveraging Africa's world scale gas supplies to improve domestic economies and access to fuel and electricity.

  • Sandy Stash, Group Vice President - Safety, Sustainability & External Affairs, Tullow Oil Plc (Click here to view the presentation)
  • Ian Gordon, Director of International New Ventures, Noble Energy, Inc.  (Click here to view the presentation)
  • Mutiu Sunmonu, Managing Director, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC).
Day 214 NOV, 2014

08:15 AM

Distributed Renewables on a Roll

New developments in renewable and distributed energy systems to service off-grid and rural markets including the role of micro grids and smart grids, and energy efficiency.

  • David Yamba, Professor and Director, Center for Energy Environment and Engineering, Zambia
  • Steve KatsarosChief Executive Officer, Nokero
  • Mark Safty, Partner, Holland and Hart
  • Jamie van Leeuwen, Deputy Chief of Staff for Colorado Governor Hickenlooper
  • John Dee, Founder & Chairman, Global Energy Options Holding S.A.

09:45 AM

Africa Enters the World’s Energy Stage

Africa as a growing supplier in the world LNG marketing; implications for European energy needs and global politics.

  • Scott Moore, Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Click here to view the presentation)
  • Michael Farina, Senior Manager, Strategy and Analytics, GE Oil and Gas  (Click here to view the presentation)
  • Philip Mshelbila, General Manager External Relations and Communications, Shell Companies, Nigeria
  • Chris Hansen, Director, Energy Insights, IHS (Click here to view the presentation)

12:30 PM

Money to Make Clean Energy Happen for Africa

Financing Energy Projects in Africa - opportunities and challenges.


02:00 PM

Nurturing African Clean Energy Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Harnessing Africa's entrepreneurship and leadership.


03:30 PM

Developing and Putting African Energy Intellectual Capital To Work

Developing and putting African intellectual capital to work, fostering local skills, partnerships and two-way learning via centers of excellence (including Africa universities, government and non-governmental institutions) to develop and deliver energy projects/solutions; engaging the Diaspora.

  • Pius Kamau, Surgeon, Huffington Post and NPR Contributor and Founder AHEP
  • Melvin Foote, President and CEO, Constituency for Africa
  • Azra Tutunca, Director, Unconventional Natural Gas Institute (Click here to view the presentation)
  • Jason Nagy, Former Regional Director, USTDA