On Tuesday the 20th of September the EEP programme organised its fourth Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF) in Nairobi.
As part of the knowledge management component of EEP the concept of “Knowledge Exchange Forums” has been developed. In these KEFs we intend to bring together EEP funded projects and other stakeholders in the sector. Earlier KEFs were held in Johannesburg (2014), Dar es Salaam (2015) and Windhoek (June 2016).
Even before the start of the event it was poised to become a great success with registrations surpassing even our most optimistic expectations. Interest in the event was so great that we were forced to close registration early as the capacity of the venue was reached.
With a full house on Tuesday the 20th of September, the EEP Knowledge Exchange Forum brought together around 120 stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector in East Africa, half of whom were representing EEP grantees.
The programme included a mix of formal presentations, panel discussions and group / round table discussions. Furthermore, a session was included in which participants were able to engage with other support mechanisms that could potentially assist in upscaling EEP funded projects.
During the KEF three projects shortlisted for the “EEP project of the year award” made presentations on their respective nomination. By the end of the forum, the iSmart project was announced as the winner of this award (see separate story).
The EEP team is currently working on a detailed report on the event that will posted to our website shortly.
During the day, various presentations were given and they are now available below:
- KEF Introduction EEP
- Analysis of Solar PV business models
- Scaling Solar Lantern and Clean Cookstove Distribution through Village Entrepreneurship (GCS Tanzania Limited)
- Increasing access to energy efficient technologies in Kenya through Sustainable cooperative societies (World Vision Kenya)