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3GF-AFR 2015 Programme

See below the final programme for 3GF Regional Conference Africa (3GFAFR) in Nairobi 13-14 May 2015 

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Wednesday 13 May 2015

08.00-09.00 

Tea/coffee and registration  

09.00-09.30

Green Growth in a Decade - Paving the Way for Africa’s Transformation

Introductory remarks from the meeting hosts:

  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP
  • H.E. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Government of Kenya
  • H.E. Adan Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, Government of Kenya
  • Geert Aagaard Andersen, Ambassador to Kenya, Denmark
  • H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President, Government of Kenya

09.30-10.30

Visions for Inclusive Green Growth in Africa

Green growth leaders sharing aspirations and visions on achieving inclusive green transformation - addressing Africa’s green growth priorities, opportunities for public-private collaboration and illustrating how green growth can spur economic development and contribute to achieving the proposed Sustainable Development Goals and climate targets.

Moderator: Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

Speakers:

  • H.E. George K. Ricketts-Hagan, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Government of Ghana
  • H.E. David Bahati, Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Government of Uganda
  • Vimal Shah, Chairman, Kenya Private Sector Alliance / Bidco Oil Refineries
  • Samuel M. Nyantahe, Chairman, Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI)
  • Joshua Oigara, Group CEO, KCB Bank

10.30- 11.00

Tea/coffee

11.00-12.30

African Cities - Unique Opportunities to Drive Green Growth

Increasing urbanization rates and expansion of African cities provide opportunities for leapfrogging sustainable development. Cities can act as drivers for green inclusive growth in a country. Moreover, the rapid urbanisation in many African countries requires ways and means to drive green growth in cities.

Thought partner: NCE

Moderator: Hastings Chikoko, Regional Director for Africa, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Key Note: Mark Swilling, Division Head, Sustainable Development, University of Stellenbosch

Speakers:

  • Babatunde Fashola, Lagos State Governor, Nigeria
  • Anton Cartwright, Researcher, African Center for Cities
  • Rasoul D. Mikkelsen, Director, Global Partnerships, Grundfos
  • Betty Maina, CEO, Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM)

12.30- 14.00

Lunch Break

Kenya sharing experiences with inclusive green growth and lessons learnt on engaging in 3GF

Thought Partner: Climate Innovation Centre, Kenya

Moderator: Alice Kaudia, Environment Secretary, State Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya and Henry Ndede, Programme Coordinator, UNEP

Speakers:

  • H.E. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Government of Kenya
  • Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Government of Kenya
  • Vimal Shah, Chairman, Kenya Private Sector Alliance / Bidco Oil Refineries, Kenya
  • Alfonso Vazquez Caro, Vice President, New Segments & Innovation, Vestas                                              

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14.00-
15.00

Thematic Sessions - Africa’s Hot Spots (parallel sessions)

Parallel session 1:

Energy for Growth - in the Green Economy

Better access to energy and more reliable electricity generation is high on the agenda for African countries. Even in a green transition fossil-based energy generation may play a significant role. At the same time the African region holds enormous renewable energy resources such as water, solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal energy that create paramount opportunities for scaling green consumption and production through enhancing energy-efficiency and boosting the greening of the energy-mix.

Moderator: Sharmala Naidoo, County Representative: South Africa, GGGI

Speakers:

  • Giles Dickson, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Alstom
  • Lahra Liberti, Senior Advisor, OECD
  • Carole Kariuki, CEO, Kenya Private Sector Alliance
  • Lars Jensen, Investment Director and Partner, Frontier Investment Management

Parallel session 2:

The Green Industrial Revolution

Industrial development is key to raise living conditions and livelihoods in the African region. However, climate changes and population increases are causing changes in the supply of previously abundant natural resources, such as water. New strategies for industrial planning need to be taken into consideration to meet aspirations and visions for long-term economic growth – creating leapfrogging opportunities for circular economy, industrial symbiosis and use of resource efficient and modern technology.

Moderator: James Mwangi, Executive Director, Dalberg Group

Speakers:

  • H.E. Adan Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, Government of Kenya
  • Peter Laybourn, Founder and Chief Executive, International Synergies Limited
  • Silver Ssebagala, Director, Uganda Cleaner Production Centre
  • Sanda Ojiambo, Head of Corporate Responsibility, SafariCom
  • Karen Ellis, Chief Advisor, Economics and Development, WWF UK
  • Emmanuel Kalenzi, UNIDO Representative to Kenya, Eritrea and S. Sudan, UNIDO

15.00-
16.30

Partnership Sessions - Global & Local Public-Private Collaborations for Green Growth

Work sessions engaging global, regional and national actors focusing on scaling green growth solutions

Food Waste and Loss Protocol
Partnership aiming at developing a global standard for measuring food loss and Waste in a consistent, credible and transparent manner.

Moderator: Dennis Garrity, Senior Fellow Restoration, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Speakers:

  • Naysan Sahba, Director of the Division of Communications Public Information and Spokesperson, UNEP
  • Lee Gross, Senior manager, EcoAgriculture Partners
  • John W. Kariuki, Lead, Agribusiness Development, Bidco Africa Ltd
  • Rachel Lombardi, Director of Business Development, International Synergies Ltd.
  • Michael Kuhndt, Managing Director, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)

Scaling Green Off-Grid Energy Solutions

Partnership working to accelerate and scale up off-grid solutions in Africa, providing access to high quality, clean and cost effective electricity systems to those in rural and isolated areas.

Moderator: Ceaser Mwangi, Director, CPL

Speakers:

  • Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Government of Kenya
  • Alfonso Vazquez Caro, Vice President, New Segments & Innovation, Vestas
  • Edward Mungai, CEO, Climate Innovation Centre
  • Henry Gichung, Regional Business Development Manager, SMA Sunbelt
  • Sam Slaughter, Managing Director, PowerGen Renewable Energy

Water Resources Management
Partnership engaging in fact-based, analytical approaches and coalition building initiatives to help governments catalyse sustainable water sector transformations.

Moderator: Simon Thuo, 2030 WRG

Speakers:

  • H.E. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Government of Kenya
  • Cornel Krummenacher, CEO of Equatorial Africa, Nestlé
  • Vimal Shah, Chairman, Kenya Private Sector Alliance / Bidco Oil Refineries
  • Anders Berntell, Executive Director, 2030 WRG
  • Sareen Malik, CEO, KEWASNET
  • André Kruger, Public Sector and PPP Financing Specialist, Barclays Africa

Unlocking the Value of Waste
Partnership to unlock value in the waste management and recycling supply chain and achieve integrated waste management systems through the creation of a best practice roadmap and demonstration sites.

Moderator: Ivo Mulder, REDD+ Green Economy Advisor, UNEP

Speakers:

  • Hastings Chikoko, Africa Regional Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
  • Loice M. A. Omoro, Chief Officer, Environmental Management Department, County Government of Kisumu, Kenya
  • Evans Ondieki, County Executive, Environment, Nairobi City Council, Kenya
  • Suzan Oelofse, CSIR Research Group Leader - Waste for Development, Council for Science and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa
  • George Rockson, Manager Research, Innovation and Development, ZOOMLION/AISWAM
  • David Ben Jesse, CEO, Association og Biogas Contractors of Kenya
  • Grace Lubaale, Strategic Advisor, UN Habitat
  • Joshua Palfreman, Urban Planning and Waste Management Consultant, Kuza
16.30-17.00

Tea/coffee

17.00-18.30

Market Place for Partnership Ideas

Opportunity space to explore new green growth partnership ideas, initiatives and connect with potential global and regional partners. 

Participating partnerships:

18.30-21.00

Reception and Networking

 

Thursday 14 May 2015

08.30 - 09.00

Tea/coffee and registration

09.00 - 10.30

Partnership Sessions - Global & Regional Collaborations for Green Growth

Work sessions engaging global, regional and national actors to scale green growth solutions

Financial Flows for Land Restoration
Partnership aiming to develop a “toolbox” and design a portfolio of financing mechanisms to address the complexities of financing land restoration.

Moderator: Dennis Garrity, Senior Fellow, Restoration, WRI

Speakers:

  • H.E. Kare Chawicha, State Minister for Environment and Forests, Government of Ethiopia
  • Joshua Irungu, Chair, Kenya Governors Council / Governor of Laikipia, Kenya
  • Alice Kaudia, Environment Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Kenya
  • Clement Chilima, Director of Forests, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Energy, Government of Malawi
  • Wanjira Mathai, Director, wPower Project, Wangari Maathai Institute, Green Belt Movement
  • Jonathan Davies, Coordinator, Global Drylands Initiative, IUCN 
  • Vimal Shah, Chairman, Kenya Private Sector Alliance / Bidco Oil Refineries
  • Justine Leigh-Bell, Senior Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

Industrial Symbiosis
Brings together public and private sector stakeholders from around the world to raise awareness of industrial symbiosis and its ability to foster green growth and eco-innovation through business opportunities in a circular economy.

Moderator: Rachel Lombardi, Director of Business Development, International Synergies Ltd.

Speakers:

  • Hussein Abaza, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Environment, Egypt
  • Jane Nyakang'o, Director, Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre
  • Vanessa Redmond, British High Commission Nairobi
  • Peter Laybourn, Founder and Chief Executive, International Synergies Ltd.
  • Solly Fourie, Head of Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape Government, South Africa
  • Anton Cartwright, Climate Change Coordinator, African Center for Cities

New Business Models for Sustainable Lifestyles
With the view of integrating sustainable consumption in national green growth
plans, the partnership aims to promote sustainable lifestyles. This will be done through testing and upscaling new business models in a select number of countries.

Moderator: Michael Kuhndt, Managing Director, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production(CSCP)

Speakers:

  • Sharmala Naidoo, Country Representative: South Africa, GGGI
  • Jacqueline McGlade, Director, Division of Warning and Assessment, UNEP
  • Sanda Ojiambo, Head of Corporate Responsibility, SafariCom
  • Rasoul D. Mikkelsen, Director of Global Partnerships, Grundfos

Water Leakages
Partnership working to scale up water saving solutions in rapidly growing cities through performance-based contracts.

Moderators: Nick Tandi, Programme Manager, SIWI & Anton Earle, Director African Regional Centre, SIWI

Speakers:

  • H.E. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Government of Kenya
  • Cosmas M. O. Ochieng, Director, African Centre for Technology Studies
  • Anders Berntell, Executive Director, 2030 WRG
  • Caroline Ogutu, Water Sector Engineer, European Investment Bank
  • André Kruger, Public Sector and PPP Financing Specialist, Barclays Africa

10.30 - 11.00

Tea/coffee

11.00 - 12.30

Unlocking Financing for Green Growth - New Economic Pathways

Prioritizing green growth has the potential to reshape the investment landscape, attracting private funds, stimulating new markets, R&D, technology, skills and jobs. Enormous public and private investment is required for the transition toward a low-carbon economy, to win the global fight against poverty and disease, and to provide high-quality education and physical infrastructure worldwide.  But green growth initiatives still struggle to unlock needed financing, and investors struggle to find investible projects. We will be looking at breaking down barriers through innovative financing models and mechanisms by creating connections across financial systems and public-private investment value chains.

Thought partners: UNEP FI (private sector) in coordination with UNEP Inquiry (policy)

Moderator: Nuru Mugambi, Director, Kenyan Bankers Association

Speakers:

          • Herbert Wigwe, CEO, Access Bank
          • Geoffrey Odundo, CEO, Nairobi Securities Exchange
          • Benito Grimaudo, Investment Director, Renewable Energy Fund, ResponsAbility
          • Kurt Simonsen, Head of Regional Representation, European Investment Bank
          • André Kruger, Public Sector and PPP Financing Specialist, Barclays Africa

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12.30 - 14.00

Lunch Break

Transformation of African Cities – Presentation of Opportunities for Collaborative Partnerships to Advance Green Growth

14.00 -15.30

Prosperity with Green Growth - Lifestyles, Sustainable Development and Climate Goals

Three billion people are expected to join the global middle class by 2030, which will exponentially increase the demand for energy, natural resources and materials more broadly. Meeting the needs and aspirations of the growing global middle class in a sustainable way is critical.  The plenary will focus on the inevitable connections between sustainable sourcing and green value chains in order to obtain sustainable consumption and production, and to contribute to the proposed Sustainable Development Goals and climate targets. Private businesses, organisations and consumers will be engaged in a discussion how to deliver on the aspirations for creating sustainable lifestyles for the growing middle class.

Moderator: Hussein Abaza, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Environment, Egypt

Keynote speaker: Macharia Kamau, Co-chair for the SDG negotiations & Kenyan UN Ambassador

Speakers:

  • H.E. Kare Chawicha, State Minister for Environment and Forests, Government of Ethiopia
  • Mine Pabari, Deputy Regional Director, IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, IUCN
  • Winnie Mwaniki, Regional Coordinator, Africa, The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)
  • Jesse More, Founder and Managing Director, M-Kopa
  • Solly Fourie, Head of Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape Government, South Africa

15.30-16.00

Closing remarks

  • Giles Dickson, 3GF Advisory Board Member and Vice President for Global Alstom
  • Evans Kidero, Governor of Nairobi, Kenya