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EnergyNet proudly hosted the Africa Renewable Energy Forum under the aegis of  the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of The Kingdom Of Morocco in Marrakech from 2 - 4 November 2016. It was three truly exciting days of meetings and knowledge-sharing.
Held under the umbrella of the UN COP22 Climate Change Conference, the Africa Renewable Energy Forum, in partnership with Global Nexus, the Institute of Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), ONEE and The Department of Energy of South Africa, utilised the outcomes of COP21 and COP22 as a springboard to continued investment and Africa’s growth; it also strategically created a COP22 legacy for Africa as the annual leading renewable energy gathering of governments, energy, environment and finance ministries, national utilities, regulators and rural electrification agencies across the continent, along with DFIs and private sector investors. 
 
 
At the end of 2015, the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathered together at the COP21 in Paris. Adopted by 195 countries, officially signed by 179 and ratified by 20, the most important achievement of the Paris agreement is the worldwide commitment to fight climate change throughout the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
 
The responsibility of COP22 in Marrakech this year was to enforce the diplomatic agreement with actions and implementation plans. In fact, the COP22 is called the “COP for actions” but it is also the “COP for AllAfrica, providing the opportunity for Africa to lead the way in renewable energy development to fight climate change. 
 
See the reason behind COP22 & ARF: http://www.cop22.ma/en/africa-renewable-energy-forum
 
 
 

If you are interested in speaking at the pioneering Africa Renewable Energy Forum in 2017, please contact Valeria Aruffo, Regional Manager of ARF: 

E: Valeria@energynet.co.uk

T:  +44 (0) 20 7384 8018
 
 
 

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Our 2016 confirmed speakers include:

H.E. Prof. Alfa Oumar Dissa
H.E. Prof. Alfa Oumar Dissa
Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Burkina Faso

H.E. Basile Kouna
H.E. Basile Kouna
Minister of Water Resources and Energy, Cameroon

H.E. Khaled Fahmy
H.E. Khaled Fahmy
Minister of Environment, Egypt

H.E. Hon. Cheick Taliby Sylla
H.E. Hon. Cheick Taliby Sylla
Minister of Energy and Hydraulics, Guinea

H.E Mohamed Abdel Vetah
H.E Mohamed Abdel Vetah
Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mines, Mauritania

H.E Malick Alhousseini
H.E Malick Alhousseini
Minister of Energy and Water, Mali

Thabane Zulu
Thabane Zulu
Director-General
Department of Energy, South Africa
Ismaël Touré
Ismaël Touré
National Director of Energy
National Directorate of Energy, Government of Mali
William Amuna
William Amuna
Chief Executive Officer
GRIDCo, Ghana
Kirk Koffi
Kirk Koffi
Chief Executive Officer
Volta River Authority, Ghana – Generation company
Mekuria Lemma
Mekuria Lemma
Strategy and Investment Head
Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia
Souleymane Berthe
Souleymane Berthe
Director General
Agency of Renewable Energies (AER), Mali
Narcisse Pierre Bille Massoma
Narcisse Pierre Bille Massoma
Director of Renewable Energy and Energy Management
Ministry of Water Resources and Energy, Cameroon
Mustapha Bakkoury
Mustapha Bakkoury
Chief Executive Officer, MASEN

Ambassador Seyni Nafo
Ambassador Seyni Nafo
Advisor to the President of Mali and Chair of the African Group of Negotiators (AGN)

Ambassador Aziz Mekouar
Ambassador Aziz Mekouar
Ambassador for Multilateral Negotiations
Kingdom of Morocco, COP22
Nicolas Dasnois
Nicolas Dasnois
Head of Climate Negotiation Task Force-Africa, COP21-COP22
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France
Hamza Tber
Hamza Tber
Chief of Staff Multilateral Negotiations
Kingdom of Morocco, COP22
Tarik Hamane
Tarik Hamane
Director, Power Generation Projects and Programs,
ONEE, Morocco
Dr. Daniel Kammen
Dr. Daniel Kammen
Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, Energy and Resources

Alain Ebobissé
Alain Ebobissé
Chief Executive Officer
Africa50
Simon Currie
Simon Currie
Global Head of Energy
Norton Rose Fulbright
Hynd Bouhia
Hynd Bouhia
Chief Executive Officer
Global Nexus
Dr. Youba Sokona
Dr. Youba Sokona
Honorary Professor, Head of AREI Delivery Unit

Akon
Akon
Co-founder and President
Solektra International
Dayae Oudghiri
Dayae Oudghiri
Member of Management Board
MASEN ( Moroccan Agency For Solar Energy)
Samuel Sarpong
Samuel Sarpong
Executive Secretary
Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Ghana – Economic Regulator
Moctar Touré
Moctar Touré
President
President, Regulatory Commission for Electricity and Water (CREE), Mali and also President of African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR)
Mohamed Ali Zerouali
Mohamed Ali Zerouali
Director of Cooperation and Partnership
Masen
Badr Ikken
Badr Ikken
Director General, Institute of Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN)
Kingdom of Morocco
Mustapha Mourahib
Mustapha Mourahib
Managing Partner
Clifford Chance
Saïd Mouline
Saïd Mouline
President of the Energy, Climate and Green Economy Commission at the General Confederation of the Moroccan Companies (CGEM) and Director General of National Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ADEREE)

Ahmed Baroudi
Ahmed Baroudi
Chief Executive Officer
SIE
Samba Bathily
Samba Bathily
Chief Executive Officer
Solektra International
Mustapha Benbella
Mustapha Benbella
Head of Finance and Investments
Global Nexus
Ana Hajduka
Ana Hajduka
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Africa GreenCo

Anthony Nyong
Anthony Nyong
Division Manager, Environment and Social Protection
AfDB
Obaid Amrane
Obaid Amrane
Member of the Management Board
Masen
Fred P. Hochberg
Fred P. Hochberg
Chairman
Export-Import Bank of the United States*
Hamza Tber
Hamza Tber
Chief of Staff Multilateral Negotiations
Kingdom of Morocco, COP22
Samuel Sarpong
Samuel Sarpong
Executive Secretary
Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Ghana – Economic Regulator
Mohamed Ali Zerouali
Mohamed Ali Zerouali
Director of Cooperation and Partnership
Masen
Ahmed Baroudi
Ahmed Baroudi
Chief Executive Officer
SIE
Andrew M. Herscowitz
Andrew M. Herscowitz
President Obama's Coordinator for Power Africa and Trade Africa
USAID
Andrianne Payson
Andrianne Payson
Partner
DLA Piper
Jean Pierre Kedi
Jean Pierre Kedi
General Manager, Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL), Cameroon

Kohei Toyoda
Kohei Toyoda
Director of IPP/IWPPs EMEA
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Gulefsan Demirbas
Gulefsan Demirbas
Head of Strategy Development Department at the Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey (EMRA)
and Chairwoman of the Institutional Working group, Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG)
Prof. Mohamed Rachid Doukkali
Prof. Mohamed Rachid Doukkali
Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Centre

Fabrice Juquois
Fabrice Juquois
Head of Energy Projects
TED Division, Department of Sustainable Development (DSD), French Development Agency (AFD)
Lucy Chege
Lucy Chege
General Manager: Infrastructure Finance - Energy, Environment & PPPs
DBSA
Haje Schutte
Haje Schutte
Head of Division
Development Co-operation Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Samuel Batcho
Samuel Batcho
National Coordinator, MCA, Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC

Safiatou Alzouma
Safiatou Alzouma
Regional Programme Officer, Sub Saharan Africa, IRENA, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Paul Van Lieshout
Paul Van Lieshout
Technical Director – Renewable Energy
JACOBS ENGINEERING S.A
Erik Wandrag
Erik Wandrag
Senior Investment Director for Energy
Harith General Partners
Macodou Sall
Macodou Sall
Chief Executive Officer, the Energy and Climate Change Center

Dr Zitouni Ould-Dada
Dr Zitouni Ould-Dada
Head of Technology Unit, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch
United Nations Environment Programme
Andrew M. Herscowitz
Andrew M. Herscowitz
President Obama's Coordinator for Power Africa and Trade Africa
USAID
Karen Breytenbach
Karen Breytenbach
Head of IPP Office
IPP Office, South Africa
Jiwoo Choi
Jiwoo Choi
Head (Acting)
Green Climate Fund
M. Abdeslam Ziyad
M. Abdeslam Ziyad
Director of Studies and Planification, Ministry of Water, Morocco

 

 

 

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Location

The AFRICA RENEWABLE ENERGY FORUM
was held at the Prestigious Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
 
 
The Four Seasons Hotel is a modern luxury hotel, 4 km from the Jemaa el-Fnaa open-air market and 5 km from both Majorelle Garden and the Bahia Palace. Elegant, airy rooms with hand-carved furnishings and colorful tile accents offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus en suite bathrooms with soaking tubs and rainfall showers. Suites add separate living areas and balconies or terraces, and room service is available.
Breakfast is included, and there are 3 restaurants, plus lobby and rooftop bars. Other amenities include 2 outdoor pools, a spa and a business center, as well as tennis courts and a gym.

 

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WHY AFRICA RENEWABLE ENERGY FORUM

 

For further information, please contact: Valeria@energynet.co.uk T: +44 20 7384 8018

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Sponsors

Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Strategic partner 

The Development Bank of Southern Africa is one of the leading development financial institutions on the continent. We offer an integrated value chain which includes e.g. project consulting, project preparation, deal syndication, finance, implementation and maintenance solutions for socio-economic infrastructure developments in (South) Africa. Our areas of focus include Education, Energy, Health, Housing, ICT, Transport and Water.

For more information visit: www.dbsa.org

 

 

ENGIE

Strategic partner 

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources.

The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology.

ENGIE employs 153,090 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

ENGIE Africa manages and develops ENGIE’s activities in electricity, gas and services all across Africa.

Our offices in Africa are in Casablanca (Morocco), Johannesburg (South Africa), Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Nairobi (Kenya).

www.engie-africa.com

 

 

Fieldstone

Strategic Partner 

Fieldstone Africa is the leading independent investment bank and financial services provider in energy and infrastructure in Africa. In the 20 years since Fieldstone established an investment banking practice in Africa, the firm has taken part in over US$12-billion worth of transactions across the continent. 

Fieldstone Africa draws on the global resources and heritage of Fieldstone in providing services to its clients, who range from private developers and large corporations to governments and multilateral institutions. For all these clients we offer objective advice tailored to help them achieve optimal financial and strategic results based on their specific needs. Reputation and expertise are our biggest assets. 

Fieldstone Africa is intent on meeting the evolving needs of existing and new clients throughout the continent. Driven by the dynamic African market, we have extended our product range beyond the traditional core of financial structuring/project finance, mergers and acquisitions. 

Fieldstone Africa's leading position in energy and infrastructure has been enhanced by new subsidiaries which offer resources to support project development, and an asset management platform. Our recently added focus on export credit advisory allows us to source low-cost debt for large capital projects across all sectors. Fieldstone Africa is, by means of its heritage and global reach, positioned to connect Africa with the world’s capital markets. In every element of its service, Fieldstone Africa provides local insight coupled with product and performance of the highest international standard.

www.fieldstoneafrica.com

Wartsila

Strategic partner 

Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is a leading global supplier of ultra-flexible power plants of up to 600 MW operating on various gaseous and liquid fuels. Our portfolio includes unique solutions for baseload, peaking, reserve and load-following power generation, as well as for balancing intermittent renewable energy. Wärtsilä Energy Solutions also provides utility-scale solar PV power plants, as well as LNG terminals and distribution systems. As of 2016, Wärtsilä has 60 GW of installed power plant capacity in 176 countries around the world.

www.smartpowergeneration.com
www.wartsila.com/energy/solutions/solar

Clifford Chance

Associate sponsor 

 
Clifford Chance lawyers have been active in Africa for over 30 years and have extensive experience of advising all types of clients including African and international corporations, investors, commercial lenders, export credit agencies, development agencies and private equity funds.  We have a proven track record of advising on high profile, market-first transactions in the African power sector. Recent work includes advising on the award-winning US$825m Maamba Power Project in Zambia, the ground-breaking Azura Edo IPP in Nigeria and the first IPP (geothermal) in Ethiopia. Our Africa power sector team is part of our worldwide projects, energy and resources groups and our wider Africa practice, comprising over 200 lawyers in all key markets. We work closely with local counsel and are strongly committed to the continent. Our lawyers are involved in providing world class training for African lawyers and are actively involved in community and pro bono programmes across Africa.
 
 

WHY YOU NEED TO BE INVOLVED

  • Become a contributor to sustainable global development
  • Deliver positive impact and be part of the global movement for change
  • Display your life changing solutions
  • Expand your network of top-level private and public executives
  • Be at the epicentre of global renewable energy development

Should your oganisation wish to demonstrate their thought leadership and expertise in the market, host a bespoke function or provide a branded gift to delegates at this year's meeting sponsorship package are available and can be tailored to suit your requirements. 

To discuss opportunities in line with your marketing and business development aims for the region please contact: 

Email us at: arf@energynet.co.uk for further information. 

 

Partners

OPIC

ENDORSING PARTNER 

OPIC supports U.S. private sector investment in emerging markets by offering capital and risk mitigation tools

Key Capabilities:

• Direct loans and guarantees up to $250 million with maturities as long as 20 years on projects that meet minimum U.S. ownership requirement

• Allocates political risk insurance; specialty coverage available for investments in the renewable resources sector and provides support for private equity investment funds

• Supports project development funding to clean energy ventures through the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative (U.S.-ACEF), a $20 million initiative, co-sponsored with the U.S. State Department and Trade and Development Agency

Middle East Solar Industry

Association partner 

MESIA is the largest solar trade association in the Middle East and North Africa region . Established in 2009, the association represents over 120 international and local organizations including investors, installers, manufacturers, law firms, consultancies, policymakers and banks. MESIA is headquartered in Dubai, UAE and carries out solar-related activities and programs across the MENA region. Its regional coverage stretches from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, with over 7,600 subscribers. Over the past 5 years, MESIA has organized over 50 industry events focused on strengthening the footprint of solar energy in our region. Along the way, MESIA has won several prestigious awards and been recognized by leading government authorities across the MENA region. MESIA also publishes industry-leading reports which have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the FT. Among its most coveted events are the annual Middle East Solar Awards and the Middle East Solar Pioneers program. To learn more about MESIA visit www.mesia.com.

The Egyptian Private Equity Association (EPEA)

Association Partner
 
The Egyptian Private Equity Association (EPEA) is a non-profit seeking association committed to supporting and developing the Private Equity and Venture Capital industry in Egypt and the surrounding region(s). The Association aims to foster private investment in Egypt, as well as to boost communication and knowledge sharing among the region’s private equity and venture capital networks. EPEA seeks to serve as the hub for private equity and venture capital professionals, organizations and stakeholders in Egypt, and be their gateway to the international community and counterparts.  On the local level, EPEA aims to serve the current needs of the local industry in the areas of capacity building, networking and policy advocacy, as well as raise awareness among industry stakeholders about the role of Private equity and venture capital in financing investments and thus enhancing economic growth. On the regional and international levels, EPEA is looking forward to contribute to the growth and development of the industry, through assessing potential opportunities and partnering with similar associations. 
 
EPEA was founded by a distinguished group of PE & VC industry professionals and reputable institutions, with the aim of creating a unified body to represent the industry and be in charge of its development on the macro level, as well as establishing a local and regional hub to set industry standards in light of international best practices. EPEA members work in task forces / committees in several areas, such as: membership, legal affairs, international relations & alliances, training and awareness, and corporate finance. All committees work together in complete synergy to accomplish the association`s objectives. 
 
 
African Review

Pan-African Gold Media Partner 
 
Published since 1966, African Review of Business and Technology is the most successful Pan-African business publication. It has the largest audited circulation of a business magazine in the area and carries over 80% of the international advertising in the market. Its readership includes senior executives both in government and in business. It contains more business-related editorial, more advertising pages and has a higher circulation than any other publication of its kind. 
 
Each issue's highly respected editorial contains special sections on a wide variety of topics including power, water, information technology, transport, manufacturing, construction, mining, oil and gas. Editorial covers all aspects relevant to Africa's key decision makers. For the latest industry news and for more information on African Review of Business and Technology visit www.africanreview.com

 

Oil and Gas Republic

Media Partner 

Oil and Gas Republic is an international media and publication company covering the entire value chain of the Renewable Energy, Power & Electricity, Mining, Oil & Gas Industry. Over 50,000 Industry professionals which includes local & IOCs, stakeholders, energy experts, mining operators from all over the world are subscribed to our publications. Our publications features latest news, job opportunities, internships, business opportunities, articles, interviews, conferences and exhibitions, industry reports, training programmes, sharing of market information, buy for me services, sell for us services, public – private partnership {PPP} for the benefit of both local and international businesses and investors. For more information, please visit http://oilandgasrepublic.com

Middle East Business News

Media Partner 

Middle East Business News and Magazine is part of Ougarit Group for Marketing. Middle East Business provides quality information about business dynamics and pertinent economic and socio-economic issues, highlights investment prospects, analyses business trends and connects private sector players within the Middle East region, and between this important region and other countries around the globe.  The magazine also sheds light on gender issues related to business as well as on creative approaches by policy-makers to resolve business related dilemmas. Middle East Business is an important economic media communication vehicle for promoting private sector-led growth in the Middle East region.

Middle East Business is powered by a mobile application, website and through social media. We solidified all of this with an audiovisual channel on You Tube. We are strengthened by a network of correspondents across many countries.

http://middleeast-business.com

www.facebook.com/MiddleEastBusinessNews

Egypt Energy Monitor

Media Partner 

The Egypt Energy Monitor is the sector’s leading source of business information. It features a project tracker with 130+ power plant profiles, 50+ oil and gas projects, plus data and tenders, while our news service provides subscribers with daily and weekly briefs covering the market, produced by our team in Cairo. We focus on local-level information sourced through on-the-ground monitoring and research, with subscribers including power developers, contractors, banks, law firms, suppliers and other businesses operating in the market. 

 
ESI Africa

Media partner 
 
ESI Africa is the global leader in disseminating African utility and power market news to more than 50 countries and growing. We provide over 50,000 professionals with renowned high quality and insightful editorial, equipping them with essential information to drive their own businesses.
 
By choosing ESI Africa as your medium for lead generation or market consolidation, you have the best route to market through our prized data. No one can equal the data that we have gathered over years of hard work and we provide six unique routes for you to access that data.
 
For advertising queries please contact Tarryn Bester on +27 21 700 3591.
 

 

To find out more about media partnership for the Africa Renewable Energy Forum, please drop Monique an email

Monique Bonnick 

Marketing Executive 

E: monique.bonnick@energynet.co.uk

T: +44 (0) 207 384 7901

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For more information about speaking opportunities, please contact:

Valeria Aruffo
Regional Manager: West Africa 
+44 (0) 20 7384 8018
 
 
For sponsorship enquiries, please contact:
 
 
George Hudson
Business Development Manager 
+44 (0) 20 7384 8020
 
 
 
For media partnership or any other media enquiries, please contact: 
 
 
Monique Bonnick 
Marketing Executive 
+44 (0)20 7384 7901