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Somali Renewable Energy Forum 2016 Overview

Somalis pay some of the highest energy tariffs in the world, crippling business growth and tightening household budgets. Yet the country has some of the greatest potential in Africa for onshore wind power and solar generation.

In response to Somali local demand to advance reliable, sustainable, scaled generation and distribution of renewable energy, Shuraako hosted the Somali Renewable Energy Forum 2016 (SREF 2016). SREF 2016 aimed to advanced dialogue and development of the Somali energy sector – a sector that is positioned to have the greatest single positive impact across all industries and the potential to boost the country’s economic growth. Key stakeholders took part in changing the course of Somalia’s energy sector.


Who Attended?

Forum participants represented multiple perspectives from a variety of stakeholders across the Somali renewable energy sector.

Participant Profile Directory

The Directory provides a list of stakeholders who registered for the Somali Renewable Energy Forum 2016 and completed an Profile prior to attending the event. Each profile includes a brief overview of the organization including contact information.

Reports

Shuraako produced two reports in conjunction with the Somali Renewable Energy Forum, Powering Progress 2: Realizing the Potential of Renewable Energy in Somaliland, Puntland, and South Central Somalia and the Somali Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce Survey Report. These reports provided a background on the Somali renewable energy sector as well as make the case for investing in a skilled workforce to strengthen the sector.

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VIDEO: Powering Progress - Renewable Energy in the Somali Region

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Somali Renewable Energy Forum 2016 Agenda

DAY 1: Saturday, February 20

6:30 - 8:30
Forum Registration and Breakfast (In front of Mooge 1, 2, 3) 
8:30 - 9:00
Welcome Remarks (Mooge 3) 
9:00 - 9:30
Keynote Address (Mooge 3) 
9:30 - 10:45
Plenary 1 - The Future of Renewables in the Somali Context (Mooge 3) 
10:45 - 11:00
Transition Break (In front of Mooge 1, 2, 3)
11:00 - 12:15
Plenary 2 - Somali Renewable Energy Projects (Mooge 3) 
12:15 - 13:45
Networking Lunch sponsored by HECO/EEPCO (Alta Vista Hall, Cabin 1, Cabin 3) 
13:45 - 15:15
Breakout Sessions: #1 (4 Tracks)
1a Strategic Track: Off-Grid Lighting & Rural Electrification (Mooge 1)
1b EnergyTech Track: Wind Energy (Mooge 2)
1c Energy Tech Track: Energy Distribution (Cabin 2)
1d Finance Track: Financing Renewable Energy (Mooge 3)   
15:15 - 16:00
Transition Break sponsored by ALEL Power (In front of Mooge 1, 2, 3) 
16:00 - 17:00
Plenary 3 - Renewable Energy Technology Advances & Application Challenges (Mooge 3) 
17:30 - 19:00
Evening Reception (Alta Vista Hall) 
 

 

DAY 2: Sunday, February 21 

7:30 - 8:30
Breakfast (Alta Vista Hall)
8:30 - 8:45
Welcome Remarks by Somali Chambers (Mooge 3)
8:45 - 10:00
Plenary 4 - International Support for Somali Renewable Energy (Mooge 3)
10:00 - 10:15
Transition Break (In front of Mooge 1, 2, 3)
10:15 - 10:45
Plenary 5 - Findings from the Somali Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce Survey (Mooge 3)
10:45 - 11:00
Transition Break (In front of Mooge 1, 2, 3)
11:00 - 12:15
Breakout Sessions: #2 (3 Tracks)
2a Skilled Workforce Track: Strengthening the Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce (Mooge 1)
2b Energy Tech Track: Solar Energy (Mooge 2)
2c Strategic Track: Effective Public/Private Partnerships (Cabin 2)
12:15 - 13:45
Networking Lunch sponsored by HECO/EEPCO (Alta Vista Hall, Cabin 1, Cabin 3)  
13:45 - 15:15
Breakout Sessions: #3 (4 Tracks) 
3a Skilled Workforce Track: Skills & Training (Enterprise-Level) (Mooge 1)
3b Strategic Track: Rural Energy Program Sustainability: Lessons Learned (Mooge 2)
3c Energy Tech Track: Grid Management & Innovations (Cabin 2)
3d Energy Tech Track: RE Applications in Agriculture & Fisheries (Mooge 3) 
15:15 - 16:00
Transition Break sponsored by General Electric Co. (In front of Mooge 1, 2, 3)
16:00 - 17:00
Plenary 6 - Closing Remarks: Next Steps (Mooge 3) 
17:00 - 18:30
Networking and Trade Show (Masala Hall) 

 

Day 3: Monday, February 22 

9:00 - 10:00
Johnny Weiss Workshop: Deploying Microgrids & EarthSpark Case Study (Mooge 1)
10:00 - 10:15
Transition Break (In front of Mooge 1 & 2)
10:15 - 12:15
HOMER Workshop: Using the HOMER® Pro Software (Mooge 1)
12:15 - 13:15
Networking Lunch (Alta Vista Hall, Cabin 2)
13:15 - 14:45
Universities Workshop: Responding to Laborforce Needs (Mooge 2) 
14:45 - 16:00
Transition Break (In front of Mooge 1 & 2) 
16:00 - 17:00
D-Lab Workshop: Assessing Energy Needs, Market Opportunities, and Distribution Models (Mooge 2)

 

Day 4: Tuesday, February 23 

10:45 - 11:45
Somalia GEEL Workshop: Renewable Energy for High Value Exports in Somalia (Mooge 1) 
12:00 - 13:00
Networking Lunch (Alta Vista Hall, Cabin 2) 
13:00 - 15:00
Somaliland Energy Association Working Session (Mooge 1) 
15:00 - 17:00
World Bank Group Workshop: Public Private Dialogue (Mooge 2)

Somali Renewable Energy Forum 2016 Photos