SREF Day 2
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome Remarks by Somali Chambers
Abdirahman Abdillahi Galandi, Federal Chamber
Fadumo Abdi Mohamed, Galmudug Chamber
Hussein Mohamed Haji, South West Chamber
Mohamed Mohamud Osman, Puntland Chamber
Saleeban Abdishakur Adan, Jubaland Chamber
8:45 - 10:00 Plenary 4 - International Support for Somali Renewable Energy
We are witnessing a growth in initiatives to support the advancement of Somali renewable energy. Each international organization will describe how their program helps address sector challenges and opportunities.
Lee Sorensen, Director, Shuraako
Stephen Gudz, Econoimc Growth Team Leader, USAID Somalia
10:15 - 10:45 Plenary 5 - Findings from the Somali Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce Survey
Presentation on key findings from the Somali Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce Survey Report (copies available at Shuraako’s Trade Show table). The report highlights skill gaps in the current workforce and makes recommendations.
Erin Satterlee, Partner, Forcier Consulting
Lee Sorensen, Director, Shuraako
Saskia Westhof, Project Coordinator, Shuraako
11:00 - 12:15 Breakout Sessions: #2 (3 Tracks)
2a. Workforce Track: Strengthening the Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce (Sector-level)
This session will analyze the supply and demand of the Somali renewable energy workforce, including the number of workers, their skill set and training. Panelists will discuss the emerging job profiles, the roles of private sector and academia in training an upskilled workforce, and best practices from other markets.
Ivan Jackson, Dean of Engineering, Gollis University
Dr. Ahmed Hussein Esa, University President, Abaarso Tech University - View Presentation
2b. Energy Tech Track: Solar Energy
Explore the benefits of solar energy for Somalis. Panelists will discuss lessons learned from past projects, how solar can be deployed widely, policy mechanisms to encourage dissemination, quality standards of equipment, and new technologies.
Take Aanstoot, CEO, Modio AB
Abdinasir Mohamed Barre, Chairman, Leading Energy Solutions Company (LESCO) - View Presentation
Chad Larson, Co-Founder and Chief Credit Officer, M-KOPA
Sayid Ali Abdi, General Manager, Golis Solar Co.
2c. Strategic Track: Effective Public-Private Partnerships
This session will discuss PPP fundamentals - from framework to regulation; and PPP financing - with a focus on private investment in the (renewable) energy sector.
Markus Scheuermaier, Senior Operations Officer, IFC
Michael Opagi, Infrastructure Advisory Services, IFC/World Bank
13:45 - 15:15 Breakout Sessions: #3 (4 Tracks)
3a. Workforce Track: Skills and Training (Enterprise Level)
The Somali renewable energy sector requires a highly skilled workforce with a range of skills from electrical engineering to customer service. This session will address how companies can better train their employees to meet market demands, and will discuss different training models.
Dr. Ahmed Hussein Esa, University President, Abaarso Tech University
Haid Yusuf, Engineer, Haidaman Engineering Consultants (HEC) - View Presentation
3b. Strategic Track: Rural Energy Program Sustainability: Lessons Learned
Accelerating the introduction of modern energy is a key strategy for promoting sustainable development in rural areas - one of the most critical global challenges. The goal of this panel is to bring together experts providing energy solutions in rural areas and to analyze technological, economic and institutional barriers that have interfered with success. Lessons learned from selected renewable energy rural electrification programs will be presented.
Ewa Szajner, Director, Energy and Environmental Management at International Resources
Anders Pedersen, Energy Specialist, World Bank
Lawrence Mott, Principal Consultant, SgurrEnergy Inc.
3c. Energy Tech Track: Grid Management & Innovations
As the uptake of renewable energy grows, so does its impact on current electric power grids. This is especially important for the utilities that must deal sooner rather than later with the power quality problems created by renewables when managing hybrid systems. This session will look at asset management of microgrids (smart meters, data management, etc), grid control and automation, how to replace diesel generators with renewables, and how to maintain and manage hybrid grid systems.
Mohamed Ali Mirreh, Founder, SomalPower
Eng Mohamud Ali Farah, Chief of Technical Division, BECO
3d. Energy Tech Track: Renewable Energy Applications in Agriculture & Fisheries
The use of energy inputs in the agricultural and fisheries sectors helps to increase efficiency, yield and income. Increasingly, renewable energy solutions are being used to reduce manual labor or diesel inputs in irrigation and to increase the shelf life of fish products for export. The goal of this panel is to bring together stakeholders providing renewable energy solutions in agriculture and fisheries in order to explore effective solutions, business models and financing for this sector.
Marina Yakhnis, Senior Associate, Somalia GEEL
Abubakar Aidarus, Managing Director, Solargen Technologies Ltd.- View Presentation
Natalie Balck, Head of Projects & Partnerships, Sollatek Electronics Ltd - View Presentation
Njeri Mbugua, Global Marketing Director, KickStart International
Yusuf Adbilahi Gulled, Country Director, Fair Fishing Somaliland
16:00 - 17:00 Plenary 6 - Closing Remarks: Next Steps
Lee Sorensen, Director, Shuraako. - View Presentation