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Agenda

DAY 1: Saturday, February 20

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

 

DAY 2: Sunday, February 21

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

 

DAY 3: Monday, February 22

9:00 - 10:00
Johnny Weiss Workshop: Deploying Microgrids & EarthSpark Case Study
10:00 - 10:15
Transition Break
10:15 - 12:15
HOMER Workshop: Using the HOMER® Pro Software
12:15 - 13:15
Networking Lunch
13:15 - 14:45
Universities Workshop: Responding to Laborforce Needs
14:45 - 16:00
Transition Break
16:00 - 17:00
D-Lab Workshop: Assessing Energy Needs, Market Opportunities, and Distribution Models

 

DAY 4: Tuesday, February 23

10:45 - 11:45
Somalia GEEL Workshop: Renewable Energy for High Value Exports in Somalia
12:00 - 13:00
Networking Lunch
13:00 - 15:00
Somaliland Energy Association Working Session
15:00 - 17:00
World Bank Group Workshop: Public Private Dialogue