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Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice
Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) - Global Forum for Sustainable Energy (GFSE) - Global Environment Facility (GEF) - UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) High Level Energy Forum

29-31 October 2012 | Accra, Ghana
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Highlights for Tuesday, 30 October 2012
ECOWAS-GFSE-GEF-UNIDO High Level Energy Forum
Participants reconvened on Tuesday, for the second sunny day of the ECOWAS-GFSE-GEF-UNIDO High Level Energy Forum Towards Sustainable Energy for All in West Africa. Delegates spent the day in plenary, engaging in high-level discussions on the GEF Strategic Programme for West Africa (SPWA) and moving ECOWAS renewable energy and energy efficiency policies to action.

Participants bustled between these discussions and side events on UNEP’s Rural Energy Enterprise Development programme, and best practices in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The day concluded with a ministerial session which saw the launch of five ECOWAS initiatives on energy efficiency.
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The Accra International Conference Centre
Welcome session
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The dias during the welcome session.
Irene Giner-Reichl, President of the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy
Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director, ECREEE
Kandeh Yumkella, Director General of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Chair of UN Energy
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Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology for Ghana
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André Laperrière, Deputy CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
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Participants during the welcome session.
Session 4: Contribution of the GEF Strategic Programme for West Africa (SPWA) to energy access and energy security
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From L-R: Co-Chair André Laperrière, GEF; Co-chair Pradeep Monga, Director, Energy and Climate Change Branch, UNIDO; Franck Jesus, Senior Climate Change Specialist, GEF; Jafaru Abdulrahman, Observatory project officer, ECREEE
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Co-chair Pradeep Monga, UNIDO
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Franck Jesus, GEF
Jafaru Abdulrahman, ECREEE
Benoit Lebot, UNDP
Alois Mhlanga, UNIDO
Session 5: From the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies to Action
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From L-R: De Santi Giovanni, Director for Energy and Transport, European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre; Philippe Niyongabo, Head of Energy Division, African Union Commission; Philip Mann, EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI-PDF); Chair Deepak Gupta, Former Secretary of Indian Ministry of New and Renewabe Energy; Torstein Indrebø, Secretary General of the International Gas Union (IGU); Hugo Lucas, Director for Capacity Building, IRENA; Nicolas Lambert, European Commission, DG Development Cooperation, Energy Unit
Chair Deepak Gupta, former Ministry of New and Renewabe Energy
Nicolas Lambert, European Commission, DG Development Cooperation, Energy Unit
Philippe Niyongabo, African Union Commission
Philip Mann, EUEI-PDF
Hugo Lucas, IRENA
Wolfgang Moser, Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs
Reidar Grevskott, Counsellor for Environment and Climate Affairs in West Africa, Norway
Torstein Indrebø, IGU
De Santi Giovanni, Institute for Energy and Transport, European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre
Session 6: From the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies to Action
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From L-R: John Wasielewski, US State Department; Daniel Schroth, African Development Bank (AfDB); Marisa Olano, Director of International Department, Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification and Savings (IDAE); Chair Martin Hiller, Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP); Robert Zeiner, Diretor of International Programs and Projects, Austrian Development Agency (ADA); Rana Gonheim, UNIDO; Venkata Ramana Putti, Senior Energy Specialist, Sustainable Enegy Department, World Bank
Chair Martin Hiller, REEEP
Venkata Ramana Putti, World Bank
John Wasielewski, US State Department
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Daniel Schroth, African Development Bank
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Marisa Olano, IDAE
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Robert Zeiner, ADA
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Rana Gonheim, UNIDO
Session 7: From Policy to Action: ECOWAS initiatives on Energy Efficiency
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From L-R: Fatou Ndeye Gaye, Minister of Forestry and Environment, the Gambia; Ibrahim Sani, Director General of Energy, Niger; Chair Abeeku Brew-Hammond, KNUST, introduced the session launching five ECOWAS initiatives on energy efficiency; Imamudeen Talba, Special Advisor to the Minister of Power, Nigeria; Oluniyi Robbin Coker, Minister of Energy and Water, Sierra Leone; Cherif Omar Diagne, Senegalese Ambassador to Ghana
Chair Abeeku Brew-Hammond, KNUST
Imamudeen Talba, Special Advisor to the Minister of Power, Nigeria
Cherif Omar Diagne, Senegalese Ambassador to Ghana
Ibrahim Sani, Director General of Energy, Niger
Fatou Ndeye Gaye, Minister of Forestry and Environment, the Gambia
Oluniyi Robbin Coker, Minister of Energy and Water, Sierra Leone
Morning Side Events
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UNEP Side Event on the African Rural Energy Enterprise Development (AREED)
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Meeting of the Technical Committee for Energy Efficiency Standard and Labeling
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Participants during the Side Event: A showcase of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - Made in Austria! Best practices and opportunites for cooperation.
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Side Event: A showcase of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - Made in Austria! Best practices and opportunites for cooperation.

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