Knowledge Exchange Forum – registration has been closed


Fourth Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF)

Nairobi // Tuesday 20 September // the Hilton hotel at 08:00 am 


Due to unexpected high number of registrations, we have exceeded the venue capacity and the registration have been closed. Thank you for all who registered and we look forward to meet you in Nairobi! 

About the event

The KEF concept has been developed by EEP as a main tool in sharing knowledge and experiences between EEP project developers and other stakeholders in the industry.

The positive feedback we received on our earlier KEFs in Johannesburg (2014), Dar-es-Salaam (December 2015) and Windhoek (June 2016) enables us to present you an event that is specifically geared towards EEP project developers. It will see a combination of presentations on the current status of (renewable) energy in the region, options and possibilities for support to your respective projects, announcement of the EEP Project of the Year Award 2016 and of course ample opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other and to network.

Read the Agenda of the forum here:

KEF Nairobi September 2016-programme

 

The two days following the KEF, the East Africa Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) will take place next door at the KICC on 21 & 22 September. This will offer you the opportunity to participate in our KEF and the following day attend the opening address of the EAPIC and visit the associated exhibition and technical workshops. For those of you that are able to stay the two additional days, you can also participate at the EAPIC conference. The opening addresses, technical workshops and exhibition of EAPIC are free of charge to attend.

Details on the event can be found at http://www.eapicforum.com/

 


 

Knowledge Exchange Forum – registration

Invitation to attend our


Fourth Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF)

Nairobi // Tuesday 20 September // the Hilton hotel at 08:00 am 


The KEF concept has been developed by EEP as a main tool in sharing knowledge and experiences between EEP project developers and other stakeholders in the industry.

The positive feedback we received on our earlier KEFs in Johannesburg (2014), Dar-es-Salaam (December 2015) and Windhoek (June 2016) enables us to present you an event that is specifically geared towards EEP project developers. It will see a combination of presentations on the current status of (renewable) energy in the region, options and possibilities for support to your respective projects, announcement of the EEP Project of the Year Award 2016 and of course ample opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other and to network.

Read the Agenda of the forum here:

KEF Nairobi September 2016-programme

 

UPDATE: Due to unexpected high number of registrations, we have exceeded the venue capacity and the registration have been closed. Thank you for all and we look forward to meet you in Nairobi! 8 September 2016

 

Complete your registration by the 15th of September here>>

Note: To participate in the KEF is free of charges but registration is compulsory! Seats are limited. 

 

 

The two days following the KEF, the East Africa Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) will take place next door at the KICC on 21 & 22 September. This will offer you the opportunity to participate in our KEF and the following day attend the opening address of the EAPIC and visit the associated exhibition and technical workshops. For those of you that are able to stay the two additional days, you can also participate at the EAPIC conference. The opening addresses, technical workshops and exhibition of EAPIC are free of charge to attend.

Note to EEP Project developers: we will be able to give away two free tickets to the full conference (to the EEP projects only) attending our KEF. Register before 30th August and you stand a chance to win!

Details on the event can be found at http://www.eapicforum.com/

 

Block Tuesday 20 September for the next EEP KEF. We hope to see you in Nairobi!


Photo: by Bio2Watt,  Bronkhorspruit biogas plant, South Africa

EEP Knowledge Exchange Forum on 20 September in Nairobi

The fourth Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF) will be held in Nairobi on Tuesday 20 September at the Hilton hotel.

The KEF concept has been developed by EEP as a main tool in sharing knowledge and experiences between EEP project developers and other stakeholders in the industry.

The positive feedback we received from you as EEP project developers on our earlier KEFs in Johannesburg (2014), Dar-es-Salaam (December 2015) and Windhoek enables us to present you an event that is specifically geared towards EEP project developers. It will see a combination of presentations on the current status of (renewable) energy in the region, options and possibilities for support to your respective projects, announcement of the EEP Project of the Year Award 2016 and of course ample opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other and to network.

Save the date and follow us to receive further information on the registration to the event! 

 

Knowledge Exchange Forum was held 2 June in Windhoek

EEP Knowledge Exchange Forum

EEP S&EA was hosting its third Knowledge Exchange Forum on the 2nd of June 2016 in Windhoek, Namibia. The event gathered together around 80 participants from private sector and government agencies. The event was opened by the Deputy Director for Energy of the Namibian Ministry of Mines & Energy, Mr. Nico Snyders.

After a welcome address by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Finnish Embassy to Namibia, Ms. Elisabet Kivimaki, the funding partners of the EEP programme (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, UK Department of International Development and Austrian Development Agency) addressed the audience.

Mr. Nokwazi Moyo of UNIDO informed the participants on the current status of the establishing of the Southern African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE), while EEP Programme Director Wim Jonker Klunne did give a status overview of the EEP programme.

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The remainder of the day consisted of presentations and lively round table discussions. The presentations covered topics such as corporate social responsibility by Riikka Sievänen (ECO team, KPMG) and Boston Nyer (BURN), energy efficiency by James Hayes (ECO team), overview of the renewables in the region and EEP update by Wim Jonker-Klunne (ECO team), business development support by Anni Korhonen (ECO team, KPMG) and Riikka Sievänen, and an overview of SACREEE. All the presentations are available at bottom of this page.

The round table discussions received lots of positive feedback and the discussions around each topic were fruitful. The four topics were: 1) Energy access: cooking energy, 2) Project financing: how to attract long-term investors after a successful pilot/ scale-up project, 3) Policy environment: what are the barriers and how to encourage to support new technologies and productive use of energy? And 4) Corporate Social Responsibility.

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As a summary to each topic, by not having a single solution, there were many opposing arguments but also some harmonious views. In cooking energy, an interesting point for example was the introduction of hybrid solutions, where two or several technologies and business models could work together better than stand-alone approaches. This would also require more cooperation between different project developers to come up with more comprehensive energy solutions. The serious health concerns were also pointed out. Still many people in African continent are not having access to clean cooking energy and it is causing more deaths than malaria and tuberculosis and AIDS together.

How to attract long-term investors after a successful pilot or scale up project was also a conversation where many opposing arguments were given. Some participants felt that further support from international agencies could help and make the investing decisions easier, whereas others argued that especially governmental agencies can also harm the financing flow by slowing down the processes. In general, it was agreed that still more market demonstration is needed to prove that the sustainable energy solutions can provide good return on investments. In order to attract investors, all crucial elements of the business plan need to be in place, including the financing plan, clear concept and comprehensive risk management.

The discussions around the policy environment were pointing out the importance of enabling policies; policies that rather enable the greater uptake of renewable energy than red-taping new opportunities. The participants also felt that government and international agencies could take a more active role in dissemination information around renewable energy project financing, mapping e.g mini-grids and in policy harmonization. An important point was also made that each of us as an individual are the most important stakeholders to make the changes we need. What are also required, are stability and consistency in policies so that they, again, would rather enable than limit the new sustainable energy solutions.

The last topic, corporate social responsibility was also seen as a component that can create long-term assets and sustainability for a business. However, many argued that especially in Africa it is difficult to compete with CSR qualities, when some other competitors do not care about them and they compete with lower price. The CSR was seen as important investment in future and an important component to build up the communities around the region. Again, more government enabling practices and policies could support this development.

Overall, the feedback from the participants was very positive, scoring 8 or better (1-10).

The EEP Coordination Office wants to thank everyone who participated the Forum and made it a success. EEP S&EA will be organizing another Knowledge Exchange Forum in Nairobi later this year.

 

The presentations during the Knowledge Exchange Forum:

KEF introduction and overview of the EEP Programme

EEP Business Development Support

KEF Corporate Social Responsibility

KEF Energy Efficiency

SACREEE Presentations at KEF Windhoek

RECP brochure

 

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Knowledge Exchange Forum 2016 and closing of CfPs 12 & 13

The EEP S&EA will be hosting its 3rd Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF) in Windhoek, Namibia.

AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino / 2nd of June 2016 at 8.00am

The KEF is an annual forum where different stakeholders meet to discuss about current topics and lessons learnt in a renewable energy and energy efficiency field.

The KEF is also a great opportunity to network with other project developers, national and regional policy workers and financiers. The event is open for all and it is free of charges. 

The event agenda: KEF June 2016 programme

Compelete your registration below and ensure your spot at the event! The registration deadline is extended to 27 May 2016. 

Registration closed.

 

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CFP12 and CFP13

The EEP S&EA also inform that the Call for Proposals for CfP12 and CfP13 have been closed. The call for proposals for the two Programme funding windows CfP12 Early stage and CfP13 Market ready was closed on the 25th of April, 2016. In total the Programme received 194 First proposals applying for 34,9 million euro of EEP grant with a total investment of 107,4 million euro. CfP12 Early stage-window contributed to 109 first proposals and the CfP13 Market ready-window to 85 first proposals. The aim is to have a decision made by mid-end of August, 2016.

We thank everyone who showed interest!

 

 

 

Join us for coffee!

EEP Coordination Office is hosting a coffee hour for EEP Project developers during the African Utility Week in Cape Town.

 

The coffee hour  is an opportunity to meet the ECO Team and other EEP project developers. This informal networking event will be organized in close proximity to the CTICC.

Date and time: Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 12h00 – 13h00

 

Registration guidelines:

  • Please confirm your interest to participate by emailing eep.eco@kpmg.fi address by May 10th, 2016.
  • Use an email topic ‘Coffee hour‘ and indicate your EEP project code and how many people will participate.
  • Note that this is a limited invitation only to project developers who have been awarded with EEP S&EA grant (PhaseI and Phase II)
  • After the registration, the ECO team will send the participants further information of the venue.

 

We hope to see you in Cape Town!

 

 

WEBINAR – CfP12 and CfP13 Q&As

EEP S&EA is hosting two ‘Questions and Answers’ -webinars for the currently open Call for Proposals (CfP12 and CfP13). The Webinars focus on clarifying the most commonly asked questions for both windows and participants can present their questions to the EEP Coordination Office.

 

Webinar 1: Thursday the 14th of April at 14h00 South African time (GMT +2)

Webinar 2: Thursday the 21st of April at 14h00 South African time (GMT +2)

 

The Webinar is free of charge and we highly recommend all applicants to participate.

 

Register to the webinar here>>

 

 

EEP Knowledge Exchange Forum // presentations

EEP Knowledge Exchange Forum was held in Dar Es Salaam, 3 December 2015

The second annual Knowledge Exchange Forum by Energy and Environment Partnership Programme was held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania in early December. Again, the forum proofed to have demand in the region and the day resulted a splendid success.

Below, you can review the presentations that were given during the day. A summary of the event and the round table discussions will be published here soon.

 

Read more about our Project of The Year 2015, ECO-Fuel Africa Limited>>