Programme

The challenges of promoting sustainable energy access in Southern Africa: The view of local experts

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 15:00-18:00

Opening address (15:00 – 15:15)
Mario Giampietro, ICREA Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Socio-economic and geo-political factors shaping the energy sector of Namibia (15:15-15:45)
Zivayi Chiguvare, Director of Namibia Energy Institute, Polytechnic of Namibia

The energy sector of Botswana, present state and future options (15:45-16:15)
Cheddi Kiravu, Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC), University of Botswana

Using energy to do what? The challenges of rural development in Botswana (16:15-16:45)
Lapologang Magole, Senior Research Scholar, Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana

Experiences from Catalan cooperation: Participation and empowerment in infrastructure projects in Africa (16:45-17:15)
Manel Rebordosa, Ingeniería Sin Fronteras (ISF) Cataluña

Questions from the public and roundtable discussion (17:15-18:00)
Moderator: Matthias Kaiser (University of Bergen, Norway)
Panel:
Zivayi Chiguvare (Polytechnic of Namibia)
Mario Giampietro (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Cheddi Kiravu (University of Botswana)
Lapologang Magole (University of Botswana)
Manel Rebordosa (Ingeniería Sin Fronteras Cataluña)

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