Workshop on Sustainable Rural Bioenergy Solutions in Africa

Workshop on Sustainable Rural Bioenergy Solutions in Africa
Workshop on Sustainable Rural Bioenergy Solutions in Africa

In rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, solid bioenergy is the main source of energy for cooking and heating for up to 90 percent of the population. Due to growing demands on
food and energy from population growth, coupled with the increasing frequency of natural disasters and climate change, it has become more challenging for rural communities in Sub Saharan Africa to meet their own food, energy and development needs. This has substantial implications for poverty alleviation as well as for environmental protection, including forests, ecosystems and biological diversity within the region. Various innovative technologies to produce renewable bioenergy, which promote the sustainable use of locallyavailable resources without disrupting food and water supply, are affordable and efficient and have been emerging within the region. This workshop aims to exchange best practices and tools and establish a sound knowledge basis for policy makers and development practitioners, including private sector actors, non-governmental organizations and researchers. The workshop will focus on three themes; (1) Sustainable Rural Biomass Supply, (2) Biomass-to-Energy Innovations, and (3) Tools for Enhanced Bioenergy Sustainability. At the end of the workshop, a panel discussion on the creation of enabling conditions for scaling-up innovation will be held.

1. Date: 19 January 2018

2. Venue: World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), Conference Room

3. Organizers: IRENA, ICRAF, JIRCAS, with financial contribution from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan and technical cooperation by GIZ

4. Agenda:

  • Overall host (Dr. Yasuko Inoue, IRENA-JIRCAS)
  • Reporter & Time keeper (Mr. Lennart Kuntze, IRENA)

9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks (5 min each)

  • IRENA (Mr. Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director General)
  • Kenya Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (Mr. Dan Marangu, Director of Renewable Energy (Bioenergy))
  • Japan Embassy to Kenya (Ms. Yui Takashima)
  • ICRAF (Dr. Ravi Prabhu, Deputy Director General)

9:30-9:40 Photo session

9:40-10:10 Coffee Break

10:10-11:40 Session 1. Sustainable Rural Biomass Supply (10 min each)

11:40-12:40 Session 2.1. Biomass to Energy Innovations (10 min each) Part 1

12:40-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:30 Session 2.2. Biomass to Energy Innovations (10 min each) Part 2

14:30-15:30 Session 3. Tools for Enhanced Bioenergy Sustainability (10 min each)

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:00: Panel Discussion/Plenary Discussion – to create enabling conditions for scaling-up innovation

  • Panel 1. IRENA (Mr. Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director General, Coordinator for Africa) [Moderator role]
  • Panel 2. Research perspective (Dr. Rocio Diaz-Chavez, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI))
  • Panel 3. Government & community perspective (Ms. Jane Ndeti, Kenya Forest Service, Farmers Field School)
  • Panel 4. NGO perspective (Mrs. Veronica AgodoaKitti, ASA Initiative, Ghana) Panel 5. Business perspective (Mr. Teddy Kinyanjui, Cookswell Jikos, Kenya)

17:00-17:15 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

  • IRENA (Mr. Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director General) 17:30-19:30 Cocktail

5.  Demonstration & Poster Presentation

  • Mr. Simon Kamonde, Muguga Ecosystem Research CFA
  • Mr. Teddy Kinyanjui, Cookswell Jiko
  • Ms. Nellie Oduor, KEFRI/INBAR
  • Mr. George Muthoni, SimGas
別タイトル ワークショップ「アフリカにおける持続可能な農村バイオエネルギー解決策」
公開者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ) Presentation