Speakers

The summit will feature a gathering of government officials, project developers, utilities, investors, energy intensive industries or IPPs to share their insights & experience in mini-grid projects. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase your thought leadership, targets and development plans to leading players in the region.




Africa Mini Grids Summit 2014 Speakers Panel include:

•      Professor Abubakr S Bahaj, Professor of Sustainable Energy,
Head of Energy & Climate Change Division
, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Chief Scientific Adviser, Southampton City, United Kingdom
•      Prof Izael Pereira da Silva, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Strathmore University, Kenya
•      Dean Cooper, Energy Finance Programme Manager, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
•      Geoffrey Musonda, Chief Executive Officer, Rural Electrification Authority, Zambia
•      Dr Lutengano Mwakahesya, Director General, Rural Energy Agency, Tanzania
•      Engr. Henry Gichungi, Deputy Manager, Kenya Power & Lighting Company
•      Benon Bena, Head of Off-Grid Renewable Energy Development, Rural Electrification Agency, Uganda
•      Yisehaq Seboqa, Head of Off-grid Rural Electrification Program, Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia
•      Niclas Hallstrom, Director, What Next Forum, Sweden
•      Daniel Schleyer Schultz, Investment Director & Partner, DI Frontier Market Energy & Carbon Fund, Frontier Investment Management, Denmark
•      Paul van Lieshout, Technical Director-Wind & Renewables, Jacobs, United Kingdom
•      Trevor DeVries, Director, Microgrids Middle East & Africa, Canadian Solar Solutions
•      Dr Karl Reinhard Kolmsee, CEO, Smart Hydro Power GmbH
•      Tom Price, Director of Strategic Initiatives, All Power Labs
•      Dan Klinck, CEO, East African Power Ltd, Rwanda
•      Peter J. George, Director, GVEP International, United Kingdom
•      Mark Hankins, CEO, African Solar Designs Ltd, Kenya
•      Onchi Maiko, Head of Investment Banking, Kenya Commercial Bank
•      Hichem Taibi, Chief of Department, Research & Renewable Energy Council, Electricity & Gas Company of Tunisia (STEG)
•      Andrew Jaquiery, Project Manager & Renewables Energy Engineer, Jacobs Consultancy, United Kingdom
•      Ernesto Macias Galan, President, Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), Belgium
•      Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz, Chief Engineer, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa
•      Jasmin Fraatz, Project Manager, GIZ, Kenya
•      Dr Virinder Sharma, Climate Change Adviser, DFID Kenya & Somalia, British High Comission
•      Abel Boane, Adviser, Fundo de Energia (FUNAE), Mozambique


Call to Utilities, Investors and Independent Power Producers
As Africa's only Mini-Grids focused event in SSA region, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase your targets and development plans to leading organizations in the region.

We invite you to share with us your abstract, detailing your knowledge, experience and ideas which you would like to share with our audience of high level influencers and strategic decision makers. Speaking slots are limited.